Betting analysis of Semi-Final 1
Tonight, after much anticipation, the 60th Eurovision Song Contest kicks off with the first semi-final.
Here, we take a look at how the betting stands just before semi final one takes place.
According to the current betting odds, Russia will be the winner of the first semi-final, with their odds to win the final at 7/1.
The ten countries expected to qualify tonight are Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belgium, Georgia, Albania, Armenia, Greece and either Hungary, Belarus or Macedonia, as they all share 150/1 odds.
Moldova is the least likely to qualify, at 500/1.
Russia 7/1 Greece 125/1 Romania 300/1
Estonia 9/1 Hungary 150/1 Moldova 500/1
Finland 28/1 Belarus 150/1
Belgium 80/1 F.Y.R Macedonia 150/1
Georgia 100/1 Denmark 250/1
Albania 100/1 Netherlands 300/1
Armenia 125/1 Serbia 400/1
As the betting currently stands, the favourite to win Saturday’s grand final is Sweden at 2/1, followed by Italy, Russia, Australia, and Estonia who are all expected to finish in the Top 5.