Nearly As Much Money For ‘Nul Points’ As For UK Win!
The UK entry is the shortest price since Andy Abraham (14 points in 2008) to bag ‘nul points’ at this year’s Eurovision Song contest, with William Hill offering just 6/1 that not a single country gives Electro Velvet a point. The UK entry is 40/1 to win this year’s Eurovision with Sweden the 6/4 favourite and Russia and Italy second and third at 3/1 and 10/3 respectively.
“Usually at this stage in the proceedings, we are dreading a UK win as the patriotic punting comes into play and leaves us facing a potential seven figure payout but this year, we have seen almost as much money for the UK to finish with ‘nul points’ as we have for them to actually win it,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
The largest bet taken on the UK has been just £120 compared with the numerous four figure bets taken across the board for the acts towards the top of the betting.
“The best supported act has been Sweden, who head the betting and they have attracted a dozen four figure bets, while Russia have been backed all the way in from 33/1 to 3/1 second favourites. 12 months ago Russia were being booed as they were performing, this year, we think there is a realistic chance they could win the whole thing.”
Eurovision song contest 2015: 6/4 Sweden; 3/1 Russia; 10/3 Italy; 8/1 Australia; 10/1 Belgium; 16/1 Estonia; 20/1 Israel; 25/1 Azerbaijan; 25/1 Latvia; 25/1 Norway; 33/1 Serbia; 40/1 Slovenia; 40/1 United Kingdom; 50/1 Spain; 66/1 Georgia; 66/1 Greece; 80/1 Albania; 80/1 Cyprus; 100/1 Austria; 100/1 France; 100/1 Romania; 125/1 Armenia; 125/1 Germany; 125/1 Hungary; 125/1 Lithuania; 125/1 Poland; 125/1 Poland; 150/1 Montenegro
6/1 UK to get ‘nul points’
UK to finish bottom: 1/3 no; 9/4 yes