Odds 2017

Oddswatch : 2017 Edition

Want to know who to put your money on at Eurovision 2017? Here’s our quick guide;

The Favourites

Will Portugal do it? Credits: EBU, Cátia Castel-Branco
Will Portugal do it?
Credits: EBU, Cátia Castel-Branco

For the last month Italy has been a clear favourite, rarely making it past 3/2 with the bookies. Recently though, Francesco Gabbani has been drifting, heading closer to 2-1 as new favourite Portugal comes crashing down to 3-2 (from 7-1 a week ago). Third favourite, a not-to-be-underestimated Bulgaria, are currently sitting at just under 3-1 with the oddsmakers.

The Dark Horses

Can Blanche be Belgium's first winner in 30 years? Credits: EBU, Marie Wynants
Can Blanche be Belgium’s first winner in 30 years?
Credits: EBU, Marie Wynants

With such close competition at the top, it takes a big jump to reach the next favourites; Belgium (18-1), Sweden (30-1), Australia and Romania (both 40-1). The UK also feature in this group (one of the few countries to be dropping closer to the favourites and currently at 33-1), but we use data from UK sites so take it with a pinch of salt.

Middle of The Road

Home of the all the fun kids, this years middle-of-the roaders feature dancing brides (Moldova, 80-1), a man duetting with himself (Croatia, 60-1), the most modern take on eurofolk you’ll hear this year (Armenia, 80-1) and some pretty impressive graphics (France, 80-1).

Unlikely

Amsterdam 2018? Probably not Credits: EBU, William Rutten
Amsterdam 2018? Probably not
Credits: EBU, William Rutten

What a difference a week makes! The Unlikely category features a former favourite (Azerbaijan now at 150-1 from 20-1 previously), and several former dark horses (Denmark at 140-1, Hungary at 150-1 and the Netherlands at 125-1) who have all previously been less than 50-1. Rounding it out are Germany (who’ve been in this category since the start) and Israel (both 200-1).

The No-Hopers

Eurovision 2017's Most Unwanted; Manel Navarro Credits: EBU, Raul Tejedor RTVE
Eurovision 2017’s Most Unwanted; Manel Navarro
Credits: EBU, Raul Tejedor RTVE

Which means of course the remaining contestants (according to the bookies) don’t stand a chance. Spain take the most-unlikely title this year (400-1) whilst hosts Ukraine, former Dark Horse Greece, and Cyprus (all 300-1) don’t seem to have many fans either. Unexpected qualifiers Austria and Belarus have managed to make it to 250-1 each since the semi finals while both Norway and Poland (250-1) didn’t seem to impress much.

Of course this is Eurovision, so who knows who’ll take home the trophy tonight? And don’t forget to tell us, who are you supporting? 

All data taken from https://www.oddschecker.com/tv/eurovision/winner and accurate as of lunchtime May 13th.

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