It’s that time of year again when we all get excited about Eurovision and the possible winners of the much coveted prize. Or maybe not…
Whatever your thoughts about Eurovision, it’s certainly a great excuse to place a bet or two. As with most major events, the bookmakers offer some great promotions.
For the 64th instalment of Eurovision, the song contest heads over to Tel Aviv in Israel. Netta Barzilai won the contest in 2018 with her song Toy.
Eurovision 2019 – Current betting odds
So who are the favourites coming into this years Eurovision song contest?
Here are the top 5 in terms of betting odds.
All prices are based on Bet365 odds at the time of writing.
5/4 – Netherlands
The clear odds on favourite to win Eurovision 2019, Duncan Laurence will take centre stage for the Netherlands and sing Arcade.
The Netherlands is aiming to win the song contest for the first time since 1975 and add to their tally of 4 wins.
Whilst most Eurovision betting has been on the Netherlands, there are still 34 other countries in the grand final that could theoretically win.
5/1 – Sweden
Priced at 5/1, Sweden has a decent opportunity to win the song contest. John Lundvik will perform on behalf of the country.
Being the second most successful Eurovision country with a total of 6 wins, Sweden is looking to add to their impressive tally.
John Lundvik, a sprinter turned singer-songwriter has written Too Late For Love which he’ll sing at the song contest in the Expo Tel Aviv.
9/1 – Australia
The third favourite is Australia and Kate Miller-Heidke.
Kate Miller-Heidke, a singer-songwriter was once signed to a number of well-known record labels including Sony Australia, Epic and RCA.
Australia is still looking for that 1st place, with their best result to date coming in 2016 when they came 2nd.
Having said that, Australia only joined the song contest in 2015 making them one of the youngest countries in the grand final this year.
Australia could certainly be a decent bet with some great potential winnings.
9/1 – Russia
Sitting in 4th in terms of odds are Russia and Sergey Lazarev.
Sergey Lazarev was once a member of the band Smash. When they broke up in 2006, he pursued a solo career in singing, dancing and acting.
Having won the song contest once before, back in 2008, Russia is once again looking to add to their tally.
12/1 – Iceland
The controversial band, Hatari are 5th favourites for Iceland with odds of 12/1.
Hatari, a techno and punk rock band have said they are ‘conflicted’ to perform in Isreal due to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
One thing’s for certain, no one will miss this performance.
Slight outsiders in terms of betting odds, Iceland still have a chance of winning the song contest.
150/1 – UK
We can’t write this Eurovision article without mentioning the UK. Despite the 150/1 odds not being in our favour, I’m sure Michael Rice will still give it everything he’s got!
Betting on Eurovision 2019
Overall, there are many potential winners for the song contest in Israel and it’s difficult to say which country will bring it home.