Eurovision Semi Final Betting Tips and Predictions – Semi Final 2 (Updated May 12th with latest odds)
This is the second part of our ‘Eurovision Semi Final Betting Tips and Predictions’ blog with the focus this time on Semi Final 2. In a separate article we have also shared Betfair’s Semi Final 1 tips.
In the second semi there will be 18 songs competing, just as there was in the first. Again, the top 1o will go through to the final.
As before, our Eurovision Semi Final Predictions are based on (a) betting odds, (b) politics, (c) performance at rehearsals, (d) feedback and views of Eurovision expert pundits (e) general gut feel.
Our Eurovision Semi Final predictions for Semi 2 are below (in descending order)
- Ukraine (1-100 William Hill)
- Australia (1-25 Paddy Power)
- Latvia (1-9 William Hill)
- Serbia (1-9 William Hill)
- Bulgaria (2-7 Coral)
- Belgium (1-8 Betfred)
- Norway (10-11 Betfred)
- Israel (2-9 Betfred)
- Lithuania (2-5 Betfred)
- Poland (1-2 Betfred)
- Belarus (7-2 Boyle Sports)
- Georgia (5-4 Betfair Exchange)
- Denmark (13-8 Boyles Sport)
- FYR Macedonia (5-4 Paddy Power)
- Ireland (4-1 Boyles Sport)
- Albania (6-1 Paddy Power)
- Slovenia (9-2 Paddy Power)
- Switzerland (14-1 Coral)
Based on these predictions the most generous odds to get to the final are Norway at 10-11 with Betfredand Evens with Betfair Exchange. Otherwise we don’t see much value to be had in betting on who will qualify from the second semi final.
Unless you fancy a 10-3 gamble via Coral on Belarus getting through to the final, off the back of the publicity where Ivan has promised to be naked on stage surrounded by wolves. In rehearsals he has (fortunately?) been fully closed and there have been no live wolves. Given being naked and performing with live animals is against the rules one doesn’t think it will actually happen. So we do not believe this is a good Eurovision Semi Final betting tip.
You can also bet on who will WIN the Semi Final 2. This seems like a 2 horse race. Ukraine at 4-6 with Coral and Australia 7-2 with Betfred. Given the momentum Ukraine currently has, we believe this is a fair reflection of the odds, though too short odds for us to include in our betting tip recommendation.
So if you fancy a flutter on Eurovision Semi Final 2, our Eurovision Betting Tip would be to back Norway qualifying for the final at 10-11 with Betfred.