Music Reality TV By Rupert Adams

Eurovision Song Contest: Bookies Expect Record £2 Million Gamble

The Eurovision Song Contest continues to attract extraordinary support, with bookmakers William Hill predicting that over £2 million pounds will be wagered on the outcome across the industry.

The big move has been for Russia who have been slashed from 7/1 to 5/2, after bagging a good spot for finals night. Sweden are the current 9/4 favourites, with Italy 7/2 and Australia 7/1. Astonishingly, the UK are also attracting a decent number of bets and they have been trimmed from 33/1 to 25/1. 

“The move for Russia is very significant, they have obviously been canvassing their neighbours and they will be a key player come Saturday night,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

Eurovision Song Contest: Semi Final 2: 4/9 Sweden, 7/1 Azerbaijan, 8/1 Norway, 8/1 Slovenia, 16/1 Cyprus, 20/1 Latvia, 25/1 Iceland, 40/1 Lithuania, 50/1 Israel, 50/1 Malta, 66/1 Ireland, 80/1 Montenegro, 100/1 others 

Eurovision Song Contest Winner: 9/4 Sweden, 5/2 Russia, 7/2 Italy, 7/1 Australia, 9/1 Estonia, 14/1 Serbia, 25/1 Norway, 25/1 United Kingdom, 33/1 Azerbaijan, 33/1 Slovenia, 40/1 Belgium, 40/1 Georgia, 50/1 Iceland, 50/1 Spain, 66/1 Albania, 66/1 Cyprus, 66/1 France, 66/1 Israel, 66/1 Latvia, 80/1 Greece, Austria.

 

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