As we do every year here at ESCUnited.com, we take a look at the betting odds from one of the leading bookmakers, WilliamHill. This year is no different, and we will be sticking with tradition and checking their predictions.
This time last year WilliamHill had Sweden as the hot favourites at 5/2, followed by Italy in 2nd at 7/2 and Estonia coming in at 3rd at 4/1. Runner-up in 2015, Russia were a huge 20/1 and 4th place Belgium at 25/1.
In 2014 at this point, winners, Austria were 40/1 and runners up, The Netherlands were a massive 150/1 and Armenia who were the hot favourites ended in 4th place in Copenhagen… So lets check out how the 2016 odds are looking at this point:
50/1 United Kingdom
66/1 Czech Republic
100/1 Bosnia & Herzegovina
100/1 FYR Macedonia
100/1 San Marino
So, according to the current odds, Sergey will bring Russia it’s second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, could we be visiting Moscow in 2017? or could Sweden win on home soil, they are currently second in the odds. Could Ira Losco go one place better than she did in Tallinn in 2002, she is the third favourite to win! The odds will dramatically change over the next 6 weeks, mainly when the rehearsals begin. but we will keep you updated with the betting odds from our friends at williamhill.com.