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Quick look at the Predictions and Betting Odds for Eurovision 2014

Paddy Power Eurovision Betting Odds for 2014. Photo : Irish Business Examiner

Paddy Power Eurovision Betting Odds for 2014. Photo : Irish Business Examiner

With over half of the songs selected for Eurovision 2014 so far, we thought it was time to see how the betting odds are going for those songs selected.

According to Paddy Power bookmakers here are the current odds for an outright win at Eurovision 2014

Norway
9/4
Malta
22/1
Albania
40/1
Romania
6/1
Italy
25/1
Switzerland
50/1
UK
10/1
Poland
25/1
Belarus
66/1
Hungary
12/1
FYR Macedonia
25/1
Latvia
66/1
Spain
12/1
France
33/1
Estonia
66/1
Ukraine
18/1
Finland
40/1
Lithuania
100/1
Ireland
20/1
Iceland
40/1

A Quick Glance and Observation

  • Norway leading the betting despite them not having selected their entry yet. This happened twice before in recent times at Eurovision. Norway in 2009 (Alexander Rybak) and Sweden in 2012 (Loreen) where they led the betting odds before they selected their entry . This was the confidence that the public had in both songs being selected and winning Eurovision. So what song in Norway is generating such a frenzy? It could be this song that is totally not your all Eurovision singing and dancing track from Carl Espen called “Silent Storm”. You need to listen to this from start to finish and remember that Eurovision is a both a Jury and Public vote
  • The UK and Spain are seeing their best betting odds in some time. Not surprising with Ruth Lorenzo as she is from the “X-Factor Generation” and is known to many in the UK and Ireland. Her win in the Spanish National final against more known performers came as a shock to some fans and Lorenzo herself judging from the reaction.
  • Molly from the UK has seen the BBC break the mold by selecting a young and relatively new artist. Her self penned song “Children of the Universe” has captured the media attention – in various degrees of support – but hey that is the nature of the UK media beast.
  • Malta down at 22/1 is a surprise as this is a song that has the potential to score across the board and do well with Juries. Yesterday PBS (Maltese National Broadcaster) premiered the remastered version of the song that will be used at Eurovision and this is one that could and should surprise a lot of people with how well it could do.
  • Ireland is currently 7th in the betting odds at 20/1. Will be interesting to see how these will change when the song is performed live at some of the upcoming preview events across Europe.

This weekend will see Sweden and Denmark among others select their entry for Eurovision. Sweden always scores well with the bookmakers but this year appears to be a very open race with no clear winner. Denmark being the host nation of the contest this year will be one to watch. They have a strong national selection and DR (Danish National Broadcaster) have said that they are in the contest to “win it again” and judging from what we have heard from their songs they could just do that.

Let’s see how the odds change after this weekend.

Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Paddy Power and Eurovision Ireland

3 replies »

  1. I LOVE Silent Storm. I don’t know about winning ESC though… However, I would love to see that happen! It also has to win MGP. It gives me chills like Mikael Saari’s “We Should Be Through”.

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