Eurovision Betting & Predictions 2018


The Eurovision Song Contest is world-famous, not least for the Eurovision betting opportunities. The Eurovision betting offers are one of the standout features of the competition – that and the ‘crazy’ performances. 

Recommended Eurovision Betting Odds 2018

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Europe’s largest music contest returns with an almighty bang (and a 21st-century chicken dance) on May 8th, held in Lisbon until the 12th. The grand final takes place on the last day, when the Eurovision betting odds really step up a notch. The entire weekend will provide plenty of opportunities for Eurovision bookmakers to ramp up their promos and keep you busy. There are 43 countries fighting for the title in Portugal, and the Eurovision predictions have already started. Israel is tipped to do well in the contest, but you never know what could happen on the night.

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Norway is all the rage in the Eurovision betting

We have only seen ten of what will be 26 acts in Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest final but according to the Eurovision betting odds it is massively likely we saw the outright winner perform in Tuesday’s opening semi-final.

The act from Cyprus stole the show and is now as short at 2/1 favourite.  Early favourites Israel did not overly impress but they are still one of just four acts trading under 10/1 while Lithuania are fifth in the outright betting at 12/1.

 

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18 more acts will chase one of ten available seats in Thursday’s second semi-final and amongst those is Norway who have been smashed into 4/1 for outright glory in recent days.  Remarkably they were available at 50/1 just a few weeks ago.

The current Eurovision 2018 Winner betting odds for the top 10 countries are:

Eurovision betting odds are in the market already, with plenty of Eurovision bookmakers tipping their favourites. Most major sites offer specials, and there’s nothing more exciting that Eurovision song contest betting. In the weeks before the tournament, you’ll find that’s when the Eurovision predictions and Eurovision odds start to heat up. The bookies get competitive, the markets more unique and the Eurovision free bets get rolled out. We still have a while to go, but the Eurovision odds for the top 10 are proving popular with punters.

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Eurovision Betting Markets

When it comes to Eurovision bets, the most common market is that of outright winner. Basically, these Eurovision betting offers refer to the country taking home the title and hosting of the next competition. Most Eurovision free bets are also available for this market, offering punters a free bet in return for betting on the country to be crowned. Before the final, the semi-finals are often open for Eurovision free bets and even live betting. This is big business for bookies, particularly as in-play is so sought after for punters. You can opt for bets and the best Eurovision betting odds while the song is even performed.

As this competition is so unique, Eurovision song contest betting can often take a turn for the ridiculous. This year’s performers are some of the finest we’ve seen grace the stage, and the likes of Paddy Power offer markets on the most unique songs. Plus, you can find decent Eurovision odds on the countries to walk away will zero points.

Eurovision Betting predictions

Israel is tipped as the one to win when it comes to Eurovision bets, with their entry already placed at odds of 2/1. Their entry, Netta Barzilai, released her song during International Women’s Week, with lyrics inspired by the recent #MeToo movement. The song became so popular; bookies slashed the odds from 50/1 to what they are currently.

Eurovision Betting 2018

However, she will face opposition in the form of Estonia, who are determined to stop Israel’s fourth win. The primary rival may not have the best record in the contest, but Elina Nechayeva’s odds of 7/1 make her one to watch. Likewise, the Czech Republic has been steadily climbing the ranks, and are sitting pretty in the top three with Eurovision predictions of 8/1. The Eurovision 2018 odds are correct at the time of this article, but are subject to change – especially as we get closer to the tournament.

Previous Winners & Most Wins

The country with the most wins is, surprisingly, Ireland. They last won the contest in 1996 and had a spate of victories from 1992 to 1994. Unfortunately, Ireland is ranked number 29 on the list of countries expected to do well, so we probably won’t see much from them. Israel, the current favourites, have three wins under their belts and look as if they are well on the way to their fourth. The 2017 winner was Salvador Sobral, taking home the title for the first time for Portugal after the contest’s longest winless run.

While the UK hasn’t done well recently, up until 1980, they had only finished outside of the top 10 twice. The UK took the title in 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981 and 1997, with the likes of Lulu and Bucks Fizz, but Israel seems to outrank all other countries according to the Eurovision 2018 odds.

About the Contest and How it Works

First established in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is preparing for the 64th competition. In a nutshell, 43 countries send one performer to the host country, with a maximum of six people in one entry. The song must not exceed three minutes and should only be released a certain number of months before the event. The song is, typically, revealed through a nationally televised selection, or through an internal selection. Each country is free to decide whether they send their number one star, or a brand-new talent, and this is when the Eurovision predictions begin. The winner of the event is then chosen over through two semi-finals and a grand final, all available for Eurovision betting. Traditionally, there are six countries always granted place to the final, and they are the host nation, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The best ten from each semi-final will make it to the big day, with a total of 26 participants competing.