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ESC’16: Russia Still Favourite To Win, Sweden Down To Fifth

Russia remains the favourite to win
Russia remains the favourite to win

Going into the final day of first rehearsals the odds have changed once again and its Sweden who are drifting down the odds.

Russia after their first rehearsal on Monday remains the favoruite to clench the Eurovision crown on May 14, but Australia is on the rise after their first rehearsal yesterday. Australia now sits third in the betting odds behind France but ahead of Malta who moved up the odds through yesterday. Coming up today we have rehearsals from both Bulgaria and Ukraine who currently sit at sixth and tenth in the odds respectively. Sweden for the first time has moved outside of the top four in the odds making their way down to fifth, Armenia and the Netherlands are also seeing their odds drift across all the bookies.

Today the final eight countries in the second semi final will be taking to the stage for the first time. So who do the bookies have qualifying at the minute? (Bold are rehearsing today)

  1. Ukraine – 1/16
  2. Australia – 1/14
  3. Serbia – 1/10
  4. Bulgaria – 1/9
  5. Latvia – 1/8
  6. Poland – 3/10
  7. Lithuania – 1/3
  8. Belgium – 1/3
  9. Israel – 4/11
  10. Norway – 4/6
  11. Denmark – 17/20
  12. FYR Macedonia – 5/4
  13. Ireland – 13/8
  14. Georgia – 11/4
  15. Albania – 3
  16. Belarus – 3
  17. Slovenia – 7/2
  18. Switzerland – 6

Compared to yesterday there isn’t much change in the odds, Israel is the only country to have made a significant move in the odds up from 11th to 9th place, while Denmark has been pushed back out of the final based on the current odds.

Winning Eurovision:

  • Australia – 3 – 11
  • Bulgaria – 6 – 20
  • Serbia – 9 – 28
  • Ukraine – 10 – 28 (Slipped two places since yesterday)
  • Latvia – 11 – 13
  • Israel – 13 – 66 (Moved up by 10 places since yesterday)
  • Poland – 16 – 70 (Slipped by one place since yesterday)
  • Norway – 21 – 150
  • Belgium – 22 – 200
  • Denmark – 24 – 200
  • Lithuania – 29 – 350
  • Belarus – 30 – 350
  • Ireland – 31 – 400
  • Georgia – 33 – 700
  • Albania – 36 – 700
  • Slovenia – 38 – 1000
  • FYR Macedonia – 39 – 1000
  • Switzerland – 42 – 1000

Later this evening we will take another look at the betting odds for both winning the contest and qualifying from the semi final.

Disclaimer – Odds were correct as of 23:33 CET on May 4.

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