Tomorrow night, after the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final we'll know the final list of countries to compete in the 50th edition. But the bookmakers already seem to have an idea on this.
The odds on William Hill seem to be very positive for Norway (9/4 payout), Hungary (7/2) and Iceland (9/2). If we are to believe them, Switzerland, Belarus and The Netherlands are sure to qualify as well. William Hill's top ten is completed by Romania, Estonia, Croatia and one from Latvia, Lithuania, Israel and Ireland.
Victor Chandler offers the possibility to bet on someone not to qualify as well. Their list of 'sure in' consists of the same countries, in a different order. VCbet.com got a 1/7 payout on Hungary, Iceland and Switzerland (all 1/7) followed by Norway (1/6). Topping their “sure not to qualify” list are Andorra, Bulgaria, Belgium and Portugal. Betting them to win, however, can offer you a very interesting profit.
But who knows what change the first Dress Rehearsals bring….