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Eurovision Odds 2016 – Outright Winner Betting
To Win Eurovision Song Contest; 8pm Saturday on BBC1 TV; Best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4; Coral: 1/4 1,2,3; Betfred: Win Only.
Eurovision Preview: Russia strong favourite in Eurovision Odds
Russia is a strong favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 according to the bookmakers’ odds, writes Ross.
However, while the politics of this event are always to the fore, it could be argued it is even more the case this year. Russia will get plenty of voting support from the former Soviet jurisdictions, but there are plenty who would like to see the favourites fail to win.
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Ukraine are effectively at war with Russia and their entry is fancied to do well. The third favourites have a song whose sentiment is very anti-Russian and it could be argued is actually against the rules, as its tone is political and that is not allowed.
Nevertheless they have the go-ahead and they, along with gays rights’ supporters everywhere, will be keen to see President Putin’s Russia beaten.
Second-favourite in the betting is the entry from Australia (are they part of Europe?), which plenty of people in the know think does stand a good chance on merit. Yes, apparently a decent tune still has a chance of victory.
Fourth favourite France is the other country who definitely do have a squeak, though the same can not be said for the United Kingdom.
Of course the UK always does abysmally, partly because everyone hates us and partly because the recent entries have been terrible. If the 66/1 odds are to believed then nothing has changed in 2016 on either count!
The format mixes judges votes with televoting, so you can influence the decision to a degree. If you are into rubbish music, political intrigue or conspiracy theories then this event is a must-see TV contest. One thing will always help make Eurovision more palatable and that’s having a bet on this cheesy nonsense.