Europe's odds: Update

by Richard West-Soley 94 views

The first two days of rehearsals are over, and all of the semifinalists from this year's Eurovision Song Contest have had a chance to perform on stage to collected journalists and fans. Have the betting odds been affected by the proceedings at this early stage? It seems like a good time to take a look at the current state of the betting tables!

Finalist Greece still tops thechart at,with semifinalist Sweden in second position and fellow finalist Romania right behind her. But it is below the top three that things seem to have started to move around most clearly.

The odds grow longer…
Further down, odds are lengthening for several countries. Switzerland and Estonialanguish currently on only 66-1, while Malta has dropped spectacularly in the estimation of betting punters, and has landed on 80-1 for the time being. For several countries, the odds are now a very unhealthy 125-1, longer than the previous low of 100-1. Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Israel and Portugal are all sitting at the bottom of the bookie's tree.

You can find the full odds at the site, and also place your own bets online. Do you think you have spotted the dark horse? It might be worth a flutter!

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site