Eurovision fans: the wait is nearly over. Tonight we will know which country and who has succeeded Ell and Nikki from Azerbaijan. The betting market since the Semi Finals has a slightly clearer picture with many fancied countries drifting in the betting and others hardening.
Sweden are still rock solid Eurovision Odds favourites and have been since the song was nominated by the voters of the Scandinavian country. You may be lucky to double your money such are the restrictive odds, but can you afford not to support them? The Eurovision 2012 Semi Finals threw up no song to dislodge Euphoria and Loreen from its dominant position, it will be a shock to bookmakers if any country can do a Chelsea and upset the favourites.
So Eurovision odds advise you back your chosen country each way. Most bookmakers offer each way terms the first 4 in the betting and one country not to be missed is Russia. If you imagine every commentator at the Eurovision song contest will mention at least twice whilst talking to their own countries audience that:
“The Russian Grannies are competing to raise much needed funds so that they can rebuild their local village church, which was destroyed by Stalin”
These regular sympathetic broadcast mentions will reap support from voters sitting comfortably in their armchairs and settees. No one can vote for their own country and we expect Russia despite the quality of their song Party For Everybody to be the main beneficiary of the casual floating telephone voter.
Russia are currently available around 7/1 and look the main danger to the Swedes, if they win or place then the grannies can book the builders and start work on the Church on Sunday Morning. If you take advantage of the Eurovision Sweepstake Facebook app to play along with your friends and family then you could do a lot worse than choosing the Russian Grannies.
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