Ireland no longer Favourite to Win Eurovision

The days after Dustin won Eurosong saw Ireland top the betting tables as favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Today that is no longer the case. Russia is now the favourite to win Eurovision. I must say I am delighted at this. A proper song is now favourite and it is a good song. Dima Bilan, Russia’s representative this year, will sail from the Semi’s as the song is proving very popular and is produced by Timbaland.

What are the odds?

According to Paddy Power Russia is at 4-1 to win the Eurovision Song Contest and according to BestBetting Russia also at 4-1. Ireland has slipped back to third place on Paddy Power’s odds, at 5-1, but is back in fourth on BestBetting, at 10-1. Serbia is seconded favourite at 9-2 according to PaddyPower and 6-1 at BestBetting. BestBetting also have Armenia ahead of Ireland at 7-1, while Paddy Power have them in fouth at 10-2.

Who arent worth backing according to the odds?

Here are the countries forcasted not to well. Paddy Power have Montenegro, Moldova, Netherlands and San Marino at 150-1. Paddy Power also has Cyprus, Lithuania, Belarus, Czech Republic, Croatia and FYR Macedonia at 100-1. Best Betting has Moldova and Montenegro at 500-1. Just ahead of them at 300-1 is San Marino and the Czech Republic. At 250-1 is FYR Macedonia, Netherlands, and Lithuania. At 150-1 is Croatia, the UK and Cyprus. Note to self do not support these acts this year!

I know I have previewed the First Semi, the Second Semi will be up by weeks end! (I hope!)


Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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