Attention Eurovision fans and bettors, we’ve got a new Eurovision 2018 favourite: Cyprus has overtaken Israel and is now ranking first at the top online betting sites!
While Israel’s entry Toy by Netta has been the favourite to win the Eurovision since the song’s release last March, following last night’s semi-final jury show, odds have shifted in favour of Cyprus, who is being represented by Eleni Foureira’s modern and lively song Fuego. If she does place first, it will be Cyprus’s first Eurovision win. Currently, the odds for a Cyprus win have been set to 5/2, whereas Israel odds are at 3/1.
Both Cyprus and Israel shall perform in the first Eurovision Semi-Final tonight, at the end of which 10 countries will qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final, to compete against 10 other finalists as well as the Big Five (Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the UK) and the host country, Portugal. Netta will be performing seventh tonight, whereas Eleni will be the last one to perform, which gives her an edge if she performs as well as she did last night.
The results of the Eurovision song contest are determined via a combined 50% jury vote and 50% public televoting. Whilst the public may vote during the live shows (known as the first and second semi-finals), the jury votes are determined the evening before.
This jury show runs in the same way as the live show: all artists perform in exactly the same way, wearing exactly the same outfits. The jury ranks each entry based on a number of different criteria, and their votes are then added together with those of the public the following day.
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So what do predictions indicate about today’s qualifiers? At Unibet sportsbook, the ten countries who are likeliest to qualify from the first semifinal are the ones below:
4) Czech Republic
When it comes to Thursday’s semi-final, the outlook is the following, in order of the likeliest countries to qualify:
7) The Netherlands
You can find all the Eurovision semi-final odds by clicking on any of the below links and heading to the sportsbook section of each casino.
It’s finally show time in Lisbon: The first semi-final is tonight at 20:00 and will be broadcast live on BBC Four, whereas the second semi-final will take place at the same time on Thursday. The Grand Final will then be broadcast on BBC One this Saturday 12th May at 20:00.
And now, are you ready for the big show? Visit CasinoHawks again in the coming days to learn about the qualifiers and about any change in predictions and odds, and try betting on the Eurovision if you’d like to add another element of fun to the Eurovision Song Contest this year!
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