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Odds Watch – The Final

With just a few hours to go, we thought you might be interested to see how your eurovisionr is doing according to the bookies!

The Favourites

Will Sweden manage to keep the prize in Scandinavia? Credits: Per Kristiansen
Will Sweden manage to keep the prize in Scandinavia?
Credits: Per Kristiansen

After a somewhat underwhelming performance on Tuesday, Aram MP3 no longer leads the pack and has slipped down to fourth place with odds around 7-1. Armenia have been replaced at the top by new favourite Sweden (around 2-1), Austria (3-1) and The Netherlands who have dropped from 90-1 to just over 3-1 since the semis. Also placed to do well are the UK who at around 8-1 look set to have their best finishing result in years.

The Dark Horses

Dont look so sad Andras - theres still a chance! Credits: Dávid Ajkai
Don’t look so sad András – there’s still a chance!
Credits: Dávid Ajkai

Just outside the top 5, Ukraine (14-1) and Hungary (16-1) are still looking strong as hosts Denmark (25-1) start to look less and less likely to hold on to the title. Also looking good for a top 10 finish are Greece (22-1), Spain (40-1) and previous favourite Norway (40-1).

Middle-of-the-Road

Can Softengine do a Lordi and win for Finland? Credits: Marek Sabogal / YLE
Can Softengine do a Lordi and win for Finland?
Credits: Marek Sabogal / YLE

Like Norway, two other former favourites, Azerbaijan (50-1) and Romania (80-1), are now also looking a lot less likely to make the Top 10 than they did a week ago, whereas Finland (66-1) and Switzerland (80-1) have slowly been gaining the bookies’ attention. Neighbours Malta (70-1) and Italy (80-1) meanwhile have stayed on track for a mid-table finish.

Unlikely

Can Poland make up for a year off with Donatan  Cleo? Unlikley. Credits: Respective Broadcasters/EBU
Can Poland make up for a year off with Donatan & Cleo? Unlikley.
Credits: EBU

After qualifying despite the heavy betting against them, odds on Iceland have shortened but still place them unlikely at 125-1. Russia and Poland also don’t seem to have held much appeal and both of them are looking at odds around 100-1 that they will take home the crown. Facial hair fans France on the other hand, seem particularly unlikley to trouble the Top rankings and stand at around 175-1.

No-Hopers

You think they look sad now - wait til the votes start coming in! Credits: Ben Wolf
You think they look sad now – wait til the votes start coming in!
Credits: Ben Wolf

Ranking last among the big 5 automatic qualifiers Germany (200-1) are no longer expected to make much of a splash amongst the voters. Slovenia (200-1) too look unlikely to gain many points, while the battle for last place looks set to be between Montenegro, Belarus and San Marino who all find themselves at odds of around 250-1 to win.

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