Odds and Betting Strategies for the Eurovision Song Contest

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Despite being a competition for Europe, along with Israel and Australia of course, the Eurovision Song Contest resonates with its massive TV audiences from all around the globe.
The contest provides us with a mix of genuine competition and controversial political alliances in terms of which countries dish out points to whom, making it essential television for families, couples and singles right around the world. Even during times when our home nation is the complete outsider of the pack, we still tune in every year in the sheer hope of victory.
Here at Mr Green we’ll take you through what the competition means, along with some tips on what to keep an eye on with a view to placing a bet; what game plan to employ, what to take note of and what information is useless to you.
Eurovision is a spectacle in its own right, but as soon as you see Eurovision Song Contest odds you think are right and have made your bet, things get a whole lot more exciting!

Intro to Eurovision Betting

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Placing bets on Eurovision can often involve simply going with your gut as well as betting on what you believe is the best song. Take into consideration the opinion of expert commentators too and, even if you should perhaps not think much of a particular song, don’t let that curtail you from discovering all about the band or singer.
Who is the artist? What nation do they represent? Do they have a strong background in popular music? All of these factors and more need to be considered before you place a bet.
There is no secret formula to use in order to bet on this competition, rather you should endeavour to research recent competition trends to give yourself an edge. For instance, after the second place of The Common Lin-nets (Ilse DeLange and Waylon) in 2014, various countries entered a male/female duo the following year.
So, go back a few years and study what sort of acts did well points-wise. The days of novelty acts winning are probably gone so be sure to be on the lookout for genuine, professional singers and bands who know how to captivate an audience.

Odds and Other Factors at Eurovision

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It’s long been said that voting in the Eurovision Song Contest can be very political. Cyprus and Greece for example have often given each other maximum points because of their cultural comparability. However, while that sort of voting gets people talking, it doesn’t actually win anyone the competition.
In recent times winning acts have been very universal in their approach and style, often singing in English for example, producing songs that a majority of people simply get and therefore identify with.
Of course in terms of having a Eurovision bet, there is a lot more to take into account. As oddsmakers attempt to predict the outcome, they have often been scarily close to being right, so make sure you check out the fa-vourites in the market before you make a bet.
Rather than simply listening to the songs, given that they are not musical experts, those predicting the outcome have various methods to read trends. An important thing to note then is that the final artists in national qualifi-ers often get more points than those going earlier, as well as often moving right through to the semis.

The Eurovision Song Contest Running Order

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Keeping your eye on the order of competition for both the semis and the final is important. Doing this usually helps to decide what countries can progress right to the Grand Final. Competition organisers decide the run-ning order for each song to ensure it gets the right exposure.
So, you may not see more than one ballad at a time or no two fast, rocky songs in a row either. This is to help the organisers achieve a high rating but we can use the running order to predict who may get more points.
Since 2002, each Eurovision Song Contest has had its very own unique theme, not that the songs entered have anything to do with that. So, you can’t predict the winning song based on a theme but it is vital to look at the recent winners:

Year Winning Nation Song / Artist
2019 The Netherlands Arcade by Duncan Laurence
2018 Israel Toy by Netta
2017 Portugal Amar pelos dois by Salvador Sobral
2016 Ukraine 1994 by Jamala
2015 Sweden Heros by Måns Zelmerlöw
2014 Austria Rise Like A Phoenix by Conchita Wurst
2013 Denmark Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest
2012 Sweden Euphoria by Loreen
2011 Azerbaijan Running Scared by E11 & Nikki
2010 Germany Satellite by Lena
2009 Norway Fairytale by Alexander Rybak

Every country has a chance to win

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While it is corny, flash, and sometimes downright cheesy we still love the Eurovision Song Contest and we love it just the way it is.
Eurovision is one of the most entertaining few hours of television every year and whether you cheer on a na-tion because it’s your home, because it’s favourite destination or because you’ve backed them in the market we all get fully engrossed in the action.
With Australia taking part these days and the competition having been won by Israel, the global feel has added something extra, and it only goes to show that everybody is welcome. For the Netherlands the first price was out of reach for 44 years, but with their win in 2019 they prove once again: every year is a new chance.
Remember. You don’t have to know everything about music, or even Eurovision, to be successful in this bet-ting market. Check out the odds, see who the favourites are, view the running order and use a little instinct!