Eurovision is Europe’s biggest music competition, with 43 countries competing for the prestigious title. First established in 1956, the competition has spanned decades and plenty of musical talent (including a few questionable entries…), with Portugal hosting Eurovision in 2018 from May 8th – 12th.
After 53 years in the competition, Portugal finally took home the crown after the competition’s longest winless run. Eurovision betting odds are already listing the favourites, with Israel and Estonia topping the ranks.
Top 10 Eurovision Betting Odds
Ahead of the Lisbon contest, Eurovision bets are already heating up. There are plenty of bookmakers doubling up as Eurovision betting sites, with plenty of Eurovision betting offers to make your fortune. The most popular Eurovision betting market is, of course, to win outright. You’re placing money on the country to take home the title.
With lyrics inspired by the recent #MeToo movement, Israel is the early favourite for the Eurovision Song Contest. Netta Barzilai’s entry brought back everything we love about the competition. The best Eurovision betting odds for Israel can be found at 3/1 at SunBETS. Likewise, Estonia is a close second to Israel, with their entry, Elina Nechayeva, at odds of 7/1 at the likes of Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral.
Rounding up the top three in the Eurovision Song Contest is the Czech Republic. Mikolas Josef is the entry for the Central European country after initially been asked to represent the country in 2017. He’s sitting pretty in third with odds of 7/1.
Eurovision betting odds for top 10 countries:
- Israel: 3/1 (SunBETS)
- Estonia: 7/1 (William Hill)
- Czech Republic: 7/1 (Paddy Power)
- Bulgaria: 16/1 (Ladbrokes)
- Australia: 16/1 (Bet365)
- Netherlands: 20/1 (Bet365)
- Belgium: 20/1 (BetStars)
- Sweden: 20/1 (Sportingbet)
- Norway: 26/1 (Betfair)
Other Eurovision bets can be placed on the semi-finals, taking place before the Eurovision Song Contest on May 12th. Unfortunately, the UK Eurovision opportunities are not great, and we are currently ranked at 100/1 at Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and more.
Best Betting Sites for the Eurovision 2018
There are plenty of Eurovision betting sites available for you to try and get the most bang for your buck, and we’re sharing a few of the most well-known, with decent Eurovision betting offers to boot.
Paddy Power is a hugely respected and regarded bookmakers, particularly when it comes to Eurovision betting offers and other promos. You’ll often find they offer a solid welcome bonus for players, so keep your eyes peeled in the run-up to the tournament. Their payouts are always fast and efficient – you’ll get your bonus funds in no time.
Similarly, Bet365 has already listed their favourites to win outright. They’re tipping Israel at the top, with some of the most competitive odds. Bet365 boasts a clear and easy-to-use website, so you’ll have no trouble in placing your bets. Their app makes it even easier, and is often better than the desktop version.
Ladbrokes is one of the originals for Eurovision bets, always front and centre with the promos and specials. This bookmaker is top for their app and site, with millions of customers worldwide. They’re also renowned for offering competitive Eurovision betting offers.
Lastly, William Hill is always worth a punt – especially when it comes to TV specials. They promise to price match Eurovision betting odds, and have been known to display exclusive promos for the comp.
Eurovision Winner Prediction 2018
As mentioned above, most Eurovision betting sites have tipped their hats to Israel. Netta Barzilai’s song, Toy, brings new meaning to the #MeToo movement. As snippets of the song were released, her odds were slashed from 50/1 to 3/1, and are continuing to fluctuate.
The music video brings back the entertainment to Eurovision, with chicken noises and dances to boot. Israel has won the Eurovision Song Contest a staggering three times, in 1978, 1979 and 1998. We expect big things from the country, but they need to watch out for Estonia, with odds of 7/1.