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Sweden or Italy? 2015 Eurovision Online Betting OddsPublished May 19, 2015 by Amir G
Online bookies are ready for the 2015 Eurovision contest that takes off tonight.
Rejoice – the 2015 Eurovision contest is upon us! Starting tonight at 8pm UK time (live on BBC Three), the first semi-final of the Eurovision begins with 16 acts performing live from the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. The second semi-final featuring 17 acts takes place Thursday, and the grand final takes place Saturday night.
With it, the Eurovision contest brings a rush of exciting predictions, estimations and wild guesses. Aficionados, experts and online sports bookies try to present punters with the most accurate odds for who'll take the crown.
Eurovision Online Betting
Over the past few years, the Eurovision contest has become a huge event for online gambling, with punters from all over the world placing bets on a wide range of betting markets. A good example is leading bookie William Hill Sports where punters can bet on the top 10 finishing acts, the semi-finals, total points for the UK, who'll get "Nul Points" and other regional resolutions.
This year in particular, there are five particularly hot favorites with Australia, Russia, Sweden, Estonia and Italy believed to have the best shot at winning. This can be learned from the odds present at the Eurovision specials at William Hill Sports.
In the outright winner market, Sweden led the charts with 7/4 for Mans Zelmerlow's "Heroes", with Italy close-by with 3/1 for "Grande Amore" by the pop opera act Il Volo. Australia was 6/1 with Guy Sebastian's "Tonight Again", followed by Russia's 7/1 for Polina Gagarina's "A Million Voices" and 8/1 for Estonia's "Goodbye to Yesterday" by Elina Born and Stig Rasta.
Specifically in tonight's first semi-final, Russia remains the strongest favorite with 5/6, followed by Estonia with 3/1 and Finland with 10/1 for their special Punk act PKN, composed of members with disabilities. Will Finland make a "Lordi" again, or will Russia sail smoothly to the final? Log-in Winner today and throughout this upcoming weekend and take part in the Eurovision madness!