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The Eurovision Song Contest is nothing less than an international phenomenon. Like every year, people all over the world will hold parties for Eurovision 2018 as the contest visits Portugal for the first time.
Hosted in the beautiful city of Lisbon, the 63rd edition of Eurovision sees a record number of 43 countries taking part across three days of competition. Two semi-finals will decide which nations will join the hosts and so-called ‘Big Five’ countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) in the final to be held on 12 May.
As well as being hugely popular with entertainment fans in Europe and far beyond (competitors for Eurovision 2018 include Australia and Israel) the competition also presents punters with a great deal of opportunity. The best bookmakers are already offering free bets and Eurovision betting odds but where should you be putting your money?
Eurovision Betting – Who Will Win Eurovision 2018?
According to the Oddschecker Eurovision page, there is one clear favourite in the early betting. Israel’s entry, “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, is a catchy, quirky song sure to fill dancefloors full of Eurovision fans.
It has a very modern feel to it and, if the official video is anything to go by, will be very well presented on the night. The best price you can get on Israel winning is the 2/1 that Ladbrokes are quoting. That may look like a pretty short price given the number of competitors that Netta Barzilai has to see off but it’s a very good song and should attract votes from far and wide.
Conforming to noted Eurovision odds Israel are the most likely winners of the competition. However there is more than one good song in Eurovision 2018. A look at the top of the Eurovision betting market shows that there is support for Estonia and the Czech Republic but it’s Australia who stand out as a value bet at 12/1 with Coral.
Jessica Mauboy flies the flag for Australia with “We Got Love”. It’s a slow, anthemic song with a chilled out vibe. Although it starts a little slowly, “We Got Love” builds towards a catchy chorus and should play well with the Eurovision fans.
In their three Eurovision appearances so far, Australia have finished inside the top 10 on two occasions, this could be the year that they take the big leap forwards.
Other Potential Eurovision Betting Options
Punters enjoy the challenge of trying to predict the Eurovision Song Contest but you don’t have to back the winner to return a healthy profit.
The unpredictable nature of the voting means longer odds shots could challenge the favourites at big odds. That makes each-way betting a viable option for your Eurovision betting.
Eurovision Song Contest coming soon - Saturday 12th May— john wainwright (@johnwainwrigh13) March 29, 2018
This year from Lisbon Portugal where I once had a lovely fish supper
Latest betting favourites Israel 13/8 Estonia 5/1 Czech Republic 8/1
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If you are looking for Eurovision betting odds then big bookmakers like Bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power are all paying out four places on Eurovision 2018. Their each-way terms are one quarter of the odds for a place. With so many big prices about that means you don’t have to look very far down the outright betting for nations who will provide a profit from a top four finish.
SunBets are a very good bookie to do your TV and specials betting with and they’re offering an intriguing Top 10 Finish market. If you find a song from one of the least fancied nations that you like the sound of and aren’t confident about backing them each-way, heading to SunBets and backing them for a top 10 finish is a great option.
Coral are another bookie offering some interesting specials among their Eurovision betting odds. If you believe that the UK’s bad run in the contest will continue, you can bet on them to finish bottom at 4/1 while the odds of a non EU state winning are 5/6. Coral will also give you £30 in free bets when you open a new account and bet £10 on any sports market.