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Eurovision 2012 Betting Odds Have Sweden Clear Favourites Ahead Of Russia
Tuesday 17 April 2012 at 11:51
Eurovision 2012 is drawing closer and closer and there is not long until the May 26th event in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Eurovision 2012 Betting Odds continue to prove extremely popular and as usual OLBG should be helpful in more ways than one in finding the Eurovision winner.
Russia Could Be The Value Against Sweden
Sweden have been the favourites for some time now and they are extremely short now in the betting for this competition, at the time of writing they can be backed at just 12/5 with Totesport and Betfred to justify their odds. They are only the second most popular outcome in the OLBG Tipster Competition though, they have attracted 28.6% currently. The most popular outcome in the OLBG Tipster Competition has in fact been the second favourites Russia. Russia are the only other country in the Eurovision betting with single figure odds and the best price currently available on Russia is 17/2 with Sportingbet. Those odds have been too big for many OLBG Tipsters with 57.1% backing Russia in the OLBG Tipster Competition. After Russia in the betting we have Italy who are pretty well fancied at 12/1 with Bet365 and SkyBet.
Serbia Given A Vote Of Confidence By Tipsters
Serbia are another well fancied nation this year, they are as big as 14/1 with William Hill and Bet365 and they have proved very popular on the OLBG Forum with tipsters such as adamross:
“Serbia are in with a great shout and if they get a plum draw towards the end of the contest then the 20's or thereabouts available on Betfair currently will seem very generous indeed imho.”
What About The UK Entry?
The UK entry seems to have divided public opinion and also the bookies’ opinions to a certain extent, the UK are as short as 10/1 to win this year which would make them the third favourites but they are as big as 16/1 with Irish bookie Boylesports. The UK might as well be 100/1 according to OLBG Tipster MrFizz:
“I've listened to the song a few times in a desperate attempt to give it a fair trial. The juries will rate it relatively highly but it will flop badly with the public, not just here but across Euroland. Even the Big E himself said it was a slow burner which needs a few listens. Err...hello, this is Eurovision. Grab 'em or perish!! The argument that he has a strong, broad fanbase is preposterous. Who are they kidding? It cannot win in my view. Cannot. Whoever came up with the idea of recruiting The Hump doesn't get Eurovision. Another poor effort from the UK. Average-at-best song, average-at-best performer. It may edge into the top 10...but I suspect not.”
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