Eurovision News Update
Israel have come in for support to win another Eurovision title with BoyleSports cutting their odds dramatically. The country has already won four Eurovision Song Contests and scored victory as recently as 2018 with ‘Toy’ by Netta Barlziala. Now their odds for another triumph this year have taken a hit with their outside chances of 150/1 collapsing into 50/1 following a new burst of support this week. Singer Eden Alene will represent Israel with ‘Set Me Free’ and punters seem to like the tune according to the latest betting trends.
Greece have also come in for support with their odds clipped into 25/1 from 33/1 for a second title with their last and only victory coming in 2005. Similarly Norway, who have won the contest three times and scored the biggest margin of victory ever in 2009, saw their chances of landing a fourth title clipped into 33/1 from 50/1 last week.
The big money is on Malta
Leading bookmaker BoyleSports had already reported a significant number of Eurovision bets being placed on who will win the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest and Malta are the latest country to be heavily supported. The tiny island nation has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 32 times since its debut in 1971 but it is yet to win the famous competition. However the latest betting trends suggest that could change as Malta have crumbled into 7/2 from 14/1 to become this year’s champions.
Destiny will perform ‘Je Me Casse’ in the second half of the first semi-final on May 18th and fans of the singing contest are starting to get behind them. This support means that Malta are now the joint favourites to be crowned the 2021 winners and they share their spot at the top of the betting with Switzerland.
Swiss solo artist could be in tears
The dual winners of the contest were attracting all the support last week to land this year’s event following significant bets placed on them. Their song is called ‘Tout l’Univers’ which will be performed by Swiss-Albanian male solo singer Gjon’s Tears. His odds were slashed into 5/2 from 12/1 but following the latest Eurovision bets for Malta, the county has been pushed out to 7/2 joint favourites.
Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Malta debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and are yet to win the event. The country has participated in Europe’s favourite television show 32 times but judging by the latest betting, their 2021 entry could go all the way. Malta are now 7/2 joint favourites from 14/1 making them our biggest mover we have seen this week.”
Heading in the opposite direction in the betting markets are Iceland. If you keep records you will know these were outright favourites before last year’s event fell victim to travel restrictions. Their odds have recently drift out to 10/1 from their original price of 11/2. Support for Russia has also dried up and their odds have been pushed out to 33/1 from 8/1.
Euro-exit for the Brexit
The UK will once again be hoping to avoid the dreaded ‘nil point’ if the odd are correct. They can be baked at 125/1 to win the competition and are 5/1 to scrape into the top-10.