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Ukraine Eurovision Odds shorten to 7/1

Eurovision Odds Friday Betting Update

It’s Friday, the rehearsals have begun, and the contest is round the corner, so we thought it worth a quick catch up on what has been going on in the markets and the latest Eurovision odds and movers. Of particular note are Ukraine Eurovision odds that have shortened significantly over the last few days.

Russia are still hanging on as favourites as they have right from the beginning but their odds have steadily moved out and you can now get them at 9/4 from William Hill. Click on link to take you directly to the Eurovision market. BetFredCoral and Ladbrokes are also offering  9/4 for Russia.

What is significant is that the odds on Russia’s odds are slowly drifting out, indicating a market sentiment that they are not the sure fire winners that had originally been anticipated.

In the meantime, France are closing in, with some bookies having them level with Russia as favourites. The best price you can bet for France is 10/3 with Betfair Exchange and 11/4 with Betfair

Russia and France are way ahead of the field, but it isn’t simply a two horse race. There have been some notable moves.

Ukraine Eurovision Odds shorten to 7/1

In particular Ukraine have made a huge move, with Ukraine Eurovision odds coming in from 33/1 at the start to 20/1 just a couple of days ago before tumbling down to 7/1 as offered by BetFred. The reason for this has been their performance on day 4 of the rehearsals which really was the standout performance of the rehearsals so far.

The song, called ‘1944’ is performed by Jamala and stands out from the others in this years contest, retaining a strong traditional Ukrainian sound, at the same time as being funky, jazzy and soulful. It also has a strong political message. It tells the story of the  forced deportation of Crimean tartars in 1944 under Stalin. Her grandmother was one of those deported and she lost her daughter.

In this instance being different and political is a good thing, and with Ukraine likely to have a number of voting allies, in particular from the Anti Russia brigade, this one could do very well, and cause a big upset. At the very least well worth an each way bet.

See video of the rehearsal below.

Australia are also getting quite a bit of buzz following an impressive first rehearsal and their entry has come in from 14/1 to best odds of 10/1 as offered by Bet365 and Betfair.

In contrast Sweden, who many people expected to be the most likely entry to challenge Russia and France for favouritism, have seen their odds lengthen. You can now get them for 20/1 from BetFred, out from 10/1 just a few days ago. This is level pegging with Malta who themselves have slipped out somewhat in the betting. Malta are also available at best odds for 20/1 from BetFred.

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