Eurovision 2014: What do the betting odds predict for semi-final 1?

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The first semi-final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will take place tomorrow night. In this article, we will share the current betting odds for the first semi-final of this year’s contest in Copenhagen.

Tomorrow night, 16 countries will compete for a place in the Grand Final on Saturday, with only 10 countries to qualify. Here is the list of the countries competing in the first-semi in their running order:

  1. [Armenia] Armenia

  2. [Latvia] Latvia

  3. [Estonia] Estonia

  4. [Sweden] Sweden

  5. [Iceland] Iceland

  6. [Albania] Albania

  7. [Russia] Russia

  8. [Azerbaijan] Azerbaijan

  9. [Ukraine] Ukraine

  10. [Belgium] Belgium

  11. [Moldova] Moldova

  12. [San Marino] San Marino

  13. [Portugal] Portugal

  14. [The Netherlands] The Netherlands

  15. [Montenegro] Montenegro

  16. [Hungary] Hungary


Have the bookies predicted a Eurovision winner based on the current odds?

According to, the 10 qualifiers will be:

  1. [Armenia] Armenia – 1/50

  2. [Sweden] Sweden – 1/33

  3. [Ukraine] Ukraine – 1/33

  4. [Azerbaijan] Azerbaijan – 1/20

  5. [Hungary] Hungary – 1/16

  6. [Russia] Russia – 1/5

  7. [Belgium] Belgium – 1/5

  8. [The Netherlands] The Netherlands – 1/4

  9. [Estonia] Estonia – 2/5

  10. [Montenegro] Montenegro – 4/9

The least favourite countries to qualify are Portugal and Latvia, who each have odds at 11/4.


Every year, each of the OGAE fan clubs vote on who they think will win Eurovision. Despite only looking at the overall contest, and not each semi-final individually, it’s clear to see who the OGAE believe will qualify, based on the rankings, with the top five semi final one countries being Sweden, Armenia, Hungary, Montenegro, and The Netherlands. The bottom three: Portugal, Albania, Moldova.

Big Poll

Every year, ESCToday brings you the chance to vote for your favourites in our Big Poll. We have already received a huge amount of your votes but there is still time for you to make you mind up. So far we can tell you that Sweden is currently in the lead. But by how much? You have until 18:00 CET tomorrow to vote. The full result will be revealed an hour later at 19:00 CET.

Vote now for your favourites!

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