BETTING ODDS – National selection season is gearing up and the controversial bookmaker shops are giving their odds for some of the shows around Europe.
Let’s keep in mind that betting odds are working weirdly. The predictions are based on money placed for each artist and most of the times only a few countries can bet, that’s why (for example) we rarely see Eastern countries in the lead or Eastern selections.
Let’s also not forget that if anyone decides to bet lots of money on a participant or a country, then that country will rise high in the leaderboard.
A key factor to the betting odds is what people working in them confirm there is always inside information from the show organisers… (whatever that might mean)
Now let’s see what we see in various booking offices regarding Eurovision and national selection show.
In Italy, Francesca Michielin and Fedez are leading the odds for Sanremo Festival win.
For Eurovision 2021, it seems that the sentiment from Eurovision 2020 is influencing the odds at this stage since we don’t have most of the songs available. Currently, Iceland leads the betting odds for Rotterdam, despite we haven’t heard the song.
It is interesting to see that Israel, the song of which was selected on January 25 and the people strongly reacted to it, is 38th in the odds for victory in this year’s contest.
In Estonia, Uku Suviste is leading with a big difference from Koit Toome, the odds for winning Eesti Laul.
In Finland, Blind Channel and their song Dark Side is leading the odds for winning UMK 2021.
In France, Barbara Pravi leads the odds for Eurovision France c’est vous qui décidez final this Saturday with 35% over 19% for Philippine.
In Norway, Emmy is leading the odds for the third MGP semi-final.
In Sweden, Danny Saucedo, followed closely by Eric Saade, (like in 2011 Melodifestivalen, in reverse order this time), leads the odds for Melodifestivalen final.
Remember that you and your votes can determine the results…
What do you think of the odds? Who’s your favourite and why for each of the show mentioned above?