Betting analysis of the second semi-final of Eurovision 2015
With the second semi-final of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest just hours away, we take a look at the betting odds of tonight’s seventeen competing countries.
The winner of semi-final 2, according to bookies, will be Sweden, with their odds to win the entire contest at 15/8.
The ten expected qualifiers
The ten expected qualifiers for tonight are Sweden, Norway, Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Latvia, Cyprus, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania and either Ireland or Poland, as they share odds of 200/1.
The least likely to qualify tonight is Portugal at 500/1.
Sweden 15/8 Ireland 200/1
Norway 33/1 Poland 200/1
Azerbaijan 40/1 Malta 250/1
Slovenia 50/1 Montenegro 250/1
Latvia 80/1 Switzerland 300/1
Cyprus 80/1 Czech Republic 400/1
Iceland 100/1 San Marino 400/1
Israel 125/1 Portugal 500/1
Nine of ten predicted
On Tuesday, the bookies accurately predicted nine of the ten qualifiers from semi-final 1, failing to predict only Serbia’s qualification.
Sweden remains the favourite to win the grand final, with Italy, Russia, Australia and Estonia all expected to make it into the top 5.