Love it or loathe it, the Eurovision Song Contest is an amazing spectacle and a fun-filled, colourful TV extravaganza. The two Eurovision semi-finals take place on the 19th and 21st May before the Grand Final on the 23rd and we’ve got our expert Eurovision hats on to offer up the best available betting odds, as well as our predictions and betting tips for the outright winner market.
Whichever madcap act you think will romp to glory in Vienna, the best way to give yourself the maximum opportunity to make long-term profit from your betting is to make sure you always get the best available betting odds. Our live odds comparison checks the odds from all the top bookies so you don’t have to, making getting the best value a quick, easy and totally hassle free process. Okay, so you’ve got the best odds, but who will win?
Well, last year’s winner was priced at huge odds of 33/1 prior to her dazzling performance in the semis that saw her tumble to 7/2 and so there is still scope for plenty of change in the odds. Last year, even after Conchita Wurst rocked into the top three of the betting, Sweden were the pre-contest favourites and that’s the situation we have once again.
As with last year, things are tight at the top of the betting, although Sweden are clear favourites at odds of 2/1 with Sportingbet. Sweden will perform in the second semi-final, with 28-year-old Måns Zelmerlöw singing Heroes. He appeared in Idol 2005 and came fifth before going on to win Let’s Dance, proving his appeal with public voters, whilst he won this year’s Melodifestivalen having previously appeared in 2007 and 2009. He’s good looking and very natural in front of the camera and his entry, Heroes, has been well received both critically and by fans. Predicting a win for the favourite is a little boring but we feel that Sweden can put last year’s disappointment behind them to win this year, with odds of 2/1 more than fair and therefore our betting tip for the outright winner of Eurovision 2015 just has to be Zelmerlow.
Of course, as last year proved, upsets in Eurovision are very possible and there are lots of other contenders who may be worth considering at longer betting odds. The second favourite is Italy at odds of 7/2, with Il Volo’s Grande Amore. Italy are in the final already, along with hosts Austria, guest invitees Australia and regulars Spain, France, Germany and, of course, the UK. We think Italy’s entry won’t quite have enough about it and much prefer the chances of Australia at 8/1.
Whilst Sweden remains our number one betting tip, for those who want some each way betting value or just prefer a longer odds contender, Guy Sebastian’s Tonight Again looks a brilliant Eurovision entry. Sebastian won Australian Idol back in 2003 and is a judge on The X Factor Down Under. With 51 platinum certifications he knows what the public like and we think he could well run Sweden close as a special entry for this, the 60th edition of Eurovision.Google+