Eurovision Odds Day 4: Surprise jumpers amidst the static

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Day four of rehearsals, and all of the semifinalists have now had a chance to try out the stage in Vienna. But what impact have today’s performances had on the betting public?

The punters’ surprise of the day, Latvia, makes a dramatic appearance for the first time in the top twelve favourites to win. From drastically long odds, it is now possible to get 40-1 on a victory for Aminata. The singer certainly seemed to impress, with a strong showing in’s press poll from Vienna today.

Likewise, Cyprus has leapt up the board, from rank outsider to the top twenty. While quick betters are still able to get up to 125-1 on One thing I should have done, odds are shortening to 50-1, suggesting the Cypriot singer has inspired a fair bit of confidence in today’s rehearsals.

Latvia and Cyprus: the exception rather than the rule

Latvia and Cyprus are the exceptions in an otherwise fairly static top half of the bookmakers’ leaderboard today. It may come as no surprise that Sweden consolidates already very short odds and holds onto its lead as outright favourite, especially given Måns’ first place in’s poll. What might be more surprising, is that Israel, tying with Sweden in our poll, is still not highly fancied in the bookies; Nadav is available on odds of anything from 50-1 to a pretty long 150-1. Could he be a bet to watch?

Both sets of semifinalists have now rehearsed. What do you make of the odds so far? Have the bookies missed a trick? Or have they got it right?

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