First Semifinal: Guest Editor JP gives bet tips
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
EDITORIAL – Hello, Eurofans! The big days that everyone, is impatiently waiting, are finally approaching. Days of music, fun and sweet anxiety. But, it would be great if we could combine fun with profit, right? That’s the purpose of this article, so let’s see what we could make out of this year’s excitingly promising competition.
Many bookmakers offer you the chance to bet on different markets regarding the Eurovision competitions (semifinals and final). Eurovision belongs to a type of market that the bookmakers call Specials, Novelties, Current Affairs, etc. What is very convenient for us is that there are not so many elaborate statistics about these events. Most of the times one person, with usually less knowledge than you on Eurovision, is responsible for the odds you see on the betting websites.
So, let’s try to see if we can find some value and make some profit. In this article, I will give you some tips about the two Semi Finals that take place on 19th and 21th of May.
Russia now seems the favorite to win the first semifinal. For many weeks Estonia were leading the race, but after the rehearsals things changed. Russia gave an excellent performance! “A Million Voices” is a happy anthem, uplifting and Polina Gagarina has a sweet strong voice followed by good backing vocals. It is a song with encouraging character speaking about unity and diversity. You can find Russia at odds of 2 in Sportingbet and Paddypower.
Estonia are the second favorite to win the first semifinal according to the bookmakers. Their win is offered at 4.00 in Lanbrokes and Bwin. In our poll, Estonia are also ranking high, taking the second place. It’s a song I really enjoy and favor, but since I listened to this I was a bit concerned about the duet’s live vocal performance. I think they could lose points on live stage, but if they overcome their difficulties and perform at their best, they could win.
Belgium have received enough votes in our poll. “Rhythm Inside” is rhythmic indeed and Loïc Nottet is a 19 year old, obviously charismatic, fresh singer. The young audience of Eurovision can relate to him, but it is important how the song will be presented on stage in order to show its full potential. If you like this song, you can bet in Bwin at odds of 21 to win the semifinal and at odds of 3.75 to be Top 3.
The Netherlands with “Walk Along” offer a simple but fulfilling song that makes you smile and sing along. A good bet could be on them to qualify at odds 2.75 in William Hill.
Last but not least, Georgia. The song you have voted as the winner in our poll. “Warrior” is a very interesting song and the odds of 21 in Sportingbet are even more interesting. Can the underdog make the surprise? If you can see this coming, you will get odds of 21 to win the semifinal and odds of 2.25 in Unibet to be Top 3.