Friday 13 May 2016

Eurovision Odds Update

With the two Eurovision song contest semi finals out of the way, already we have to say goodbye to Ireland! With a Westlife member singing their (albeit not great) song, I had at least expected them to make the final.

The Eurovision odds have also seen something of a shake up with the entry from Ukraine (Jamala - 1944) falling slightly out of favour and the catchy and current track from Australia (Dami Im - Sound Of Silence ) moving into second favourite. Russia's odds have shortened in the market even more from even money a few days back to 4/7 now, so eventual winner or otherwise, I don't see a lot of value there.

I'm still sticking with my previous choice of the Italian entry to place, though the lack of exposure (some entries get an automatic pass to the final, which is good in one sense, but in another a disadvantage as the public are much less familiar with the track) is a concern. As such I'm also throwing the John Newman-esque, rabble-rousing track from Latvia (Heartbeat) into the mix.

Top 4 and top 5 finish odds are available with bookmakers and although it's leaning towards wishful thinking, I'm going to hope that one of the two can sneak into the top 4. Wish me luck... oh and wish the UK entry luck too of course! As always we'll need it!

Selections: Top 4 Finish Latvia - 16/1     Top 4 Finish Italy - 12/1  (Betfred)

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