Eurovision Song Contest Betting 2023

Eurovision Song Contest betting is available from online bookmakers, who will have a range of ESC betting markets including the Semi-Finals and matched betting between countries.

Eurovision Song Contest Betting 2023
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Eurovision Song Contest Betting Odds

  • The original favourites Ukraine have been knocked from the top of the Eurovision Odds by Sweden. 
  • The United Kingdom will hope to build on an excellent second place last year.
  • Eurovision 2023 is coming to the UK, and the city of Liverpool will host the contest.  
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 31 Mar @ 10:45 - Win Contest
Sweden 1.80
Finland 5.00
Ukraine 6.50
Norway 13.00
Spain 15.00
Israel 23.00
Czechia 23.00
Austria 34.00
United Kingdom 41.00
France 51.00
Armenia 56.00
Italy 67.00
Switzerland 81.00
Georgia 91.00
Serbia 101.00
Germany 101.00
Slovenia 126.00
Croatia 126.00
Moldova 126.00
Australia 126.00
Netherlands 151.00
Estonia 151.00
Poland 201.00
Iceland 251.00
Portugal 251.00
Azerbaijan 251.00
Denmark 251.00
Cyprus 251.00
Ireland 251.00
Greece 251.00
Lithuania 251.00
San Marino 251.00
Latvia 251.00
Malta 251.00
Belgium 251.00
Romania 301.00
Albania 301.00

The Kalush Orchestra - Eurovision Winners Last Year

Eurovision Song Contest Betting

Most major bookmakers are offering betting odds on which Countries will win ESC. 

You can also place bets on the Eurovision Semi-Finals and a host of other ESC betting markets. 

 We have listed the type of bets you are likely to find when you are considering placing a Eurovision bet. 

The hosts have won Eurovision on six occasions, 1956 Switzerland, 1969 Spain, 1973 Luxembourg, 1979 Israel, 1993, Ireland, and 1994 Ireland.

  • Eurovision Song Contest Winner

The most popular betting market available for this would be to predict the Eurovision Song Contest winner, the odds will be available a long time before May, so you can take advantage of early odds.

Make sure you watch the individual countries' selection process, you can then find a catchy song that could do well in the contest proper. 

  • Eurovision Song Contest Each Way Betting 

The best betting sites that offer Eurovision odds will also offer 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and sometimes 5th place betting. This means if your selection finishes at the top of the leaderboard you will get paid out. 

You will need to check how many places each of the best betting sites are paying.  

  • Eurovision Semi-Final Betting

There will be two Semi-Finals on Tuesday and Thursday ahead of the Saturday Eurovision contest.

Naturally, you tend to find those countries who are towards the head of the betting to win Eurovision in the Saturday Final are shortish prices to win their Semi-Final.

Betting odds will be available in both contests.  

  • Eurovision Last Place Betting

The dreaded nil points that many countries have experienced over the years mean you can profit by selecting the worst Eurovision song! 

  • Eurovision Country v Country

Will the UK finish with more points than Ireland? Will Sweden finish higher than Norway and Finland? Which Balkan country will finish in the highest position? 

Top Balkan Country

  • Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • North Macedonia 

Top Baltic Country

  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania 

Top Scandinavian Country

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden

UK vs Ireland History: In the last 8 years, Ireland has only qualified for the Eurovision final once. The UK as one of the big 5 has competed in them all.

  • Eurovision Top 5 Finish

Can you find a country to make the top 5?

  • Eurovision Top 10 Finish

Can you find a country to make the top 10?

  • Eurovision Big 5 Finish

The Big 5 who automatically qualify for the final are the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Germany, which of these will finish in the highest position?

  • Eurovision Jury Winner

Which country will the expert jury select as the winner, and will it differ from the Tele Vote?

  • Eurovision Tele Vote Winner

Will European voters choose a different winner than Jurys, you can place a bet on the Televote winner. 

How To Place A Eurovision Bet

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK. 

We have in-depth reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites. 

Alternatively, most bookmakers have betting apps you simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, then select Eurovision Betting. 

There is nothing complicated about betting on the ESC, there is a range of betting markets that should be able to accommodate most of us who want to place a Eurovision bet. 

Once you are at the betting site just follow the instructions below:

  • Click on your selection.
  • This will open up the bet slip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simply hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see which country becomes the Eurovision winner. 

Eurovision Song Contest Betting News Diary Timeline

The betting odds for The Eurovision Song Contest are available as soon as the previous year's contest is over. The bookmakers do not even know the songs yet but they still price up the country's chances. 

We follow all the odds and here is a round-up of the Eurovision Betting News from our OLBG News feed.   

24th March 2023


Eurovision Song Contest Betting Odds: Sweden are ODDS ON to win Eurovision with former winner Loreen after EUPHORIA once again at the Song Contest!

Mar 24, 10:11am

17th March 2023


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: United Kingdom come in to 25/1 from 33/1 after draw sees Mae Muller performing last on the night in 26th spot!

Mar 16, 05:18pm

The Eurovision Song Contest betting market continues to change this week with the United Kingdom's entrant Mae Muller going from 33/1 to 25/1 in the past week. 25-year-old Muller was announced as the UK's entry with her song 'I Wrote A Song' instantly seeing the UK drift in the odds with UK betting sites to as big as 33/1. This week though has seen the position draw take place to see when she will perform and it turns out she will be the final act of the night in 26th place. Bet365 instantly cut Muller's odds into 25/1 following this news with a late position meaning that her performance will be fresh on the mind when voting opens

9th March 2023


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: United Kingdom drift out to 33/1 from 10/1 after Mae Muller was announced as UK act for Eurovision on Thursday morning!

Mar 09, 10:16am

The long wait has ended on Thursday morning with United Kingdom's entrant for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest officially being announced. 25-year-old Mae Muller will represent the UK at Eurovision with her track I Wrote A Song hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sam Ryder last year. Bookmakers though have said that this damages the chance of the UK winning the song contest with their odds drifting from 10/1 to 33/1 overnight. Bet365 now say there's just a 2.9% chance that Muller and the UK wins Eurovision this year according to their betting odds.

2nd March 2023


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: Sweden now 5/4 FAVOURITES for Eurovision with former winner Loreen looking like representing her country again!

Mar 02, 09:46am

Sweden are the new favourites for this year's Eurovision Song Contest with bookies moving them into 5/4 to win the event in May ahead of their Melodifestivalen event. Melodifestivalen will choose who will represent Sweden at the Song Contest and former winner Loreen looking like representing her country again. Loreen's performance in Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen put her straight into next week's final of the show and tied in with Paddy Power slashing Sweden's odds of winning.

14th February 2023


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: Italy BACKED IN to third favourites following last week's Sanremo Festival saw Marco Mengoni win!

Feb 14, 03:15pm

Betting continues for this year's Eurovision Song Contest with bookies moving Italy into third favourite to win after a busy week for their Eurovision hopes. Italy hosted their Sanremo 2023 Festival last week with Marco Mengoni winning the chance to represent his country again at Eurovision. This instantly caused bookmakers to move their odds down with William Hill making Italy just 7/1 to win this year's Eurovision making them the new third favourites in the market.

7th February 2023


Festival Di SanRemo 2023 Betting Odds: Marco Mengoni favourite to win Festival Di SanRemo and become Italy's Eurovision entrant for this year's Song Contest!

Feb 07, 11:16am

The 2023 Festival Di Sanremo takes place this week with the first Semi-Final getting underway this evening and bookies are giving odds on who will win. Marco Mengoni is 2/1 to win Festival Di Sanremo and represent Italy at Eurovision for the second time after previously being their entrant back in 2013. Mengoni finished in 7th place that year and will be hoping to represent his country and go one better this year in the United Kingdom. William Hill says there's a 33% chance that Mengoni wins Festival Di Sanremo with the final set to take place on Saturday.

2nd February 2023


Eurovision Betting Odds: The UK DRIFTS OUT to 10/1 with bookies to win Eurovision after being 2/1 second favourite just a month ago!

Feb 02, 10:02am

Talk around the Eurovision Song Contest ramps up this week with just three months remaining until the big show takes place in the UK. Bookies have constantly been chopping and changing the betting odds over who will win the show and the UK themselves have drifted out from 2/1 to as big as 10/1 to win now. We still don't know who the UK's entrant will be for this year's Eurovision but what we do know is William Hill now give them an implied probability of winning of just 9%.

1st February 2023


Eurosong Ireland 2023 Betting Odds: Connolly is the 5/2 FAVOURITE to win Eurosong 2023 and represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision!

Feb 01, 11:48am

Eurosong 2023 is Ireland's national format to pick who will represent them at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest later this year. Six finalists will compete against each other at Eurosong 2023 and it is Connolly who is the 15/8 favourite with bookies to win Eurosong and represent Ireland. The 20-year-old singer Jennifer Connolly, known by her stage name Connolly, is given a 34% chance of winning Eurosong according to William Hill's latest odds.

22nd December 2022


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: United Kingdom now 6/1 SECOND FAVOURITES to win next year's home Eurovision!

Dec 22, 11:04am

Betting continues around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and the United Kingdom are the best odds that they've been in a long time to win the contest. Bookies make them 6/1 in the betting to win the whole thing after being chosen to host the show due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 2022 entrant Sam Ryder came second in this year's Eurovision with his song Spaceman becoming the highest-scoring UK Eurovision entry ever with 466 points. William Hill's latest betting odds make Ukraine still the 2/1 favourites to win the show for the second year in a row.

11th December 2022


Eurovision 2023 Presenter Betting Specials: Mel Giedroyc a NEW ENTRY to the betting market at 2/1 to be a host at next year's Eurovision Song Contest!

Dec 11, 12:16pm

Mel Giedroyc is the latest addition to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Host betting market with bookies making her 2/1 to be a host next year. Giedroyc has history with Eurovision after hosting the 'You Decide' event for the 2019 UK entrant as well as winning the 2020 Isolation Song Contest during lockdown. Smarkets now say that there's a 33.3% chance of Giedroyc hosting next year's Eurovision with a number of hosts expected for the event.

1st December 2022


Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Betting Odds: Ireland have a 57% CHANCE of qualifying for next year's Eurovision according to the latest bookmaker odds!

Dec 01, 02:46pm

Betting is available around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and bookies make it 8/11 that Ireland qualifies for next year's event. Ireland has qualified once in the last 10 years and it's hoped that with the Song Contest being so close to home next year that they will do so this year. At the current odds, there's a 57% chance that Ireland does go through to the finals of Eurovision in 2023. There are also odds of Ireland winning next year's Song Contest with a 40/1 chance of doing so according to Betway's latest odds.

18th October 2022


Eurovision 2023 Host Specials: Ukraine's Eurovision commentator Timur Miroshnychenko is now 8/13 FAVOURITE with bookies to host next year's Eurovision in the UK!

Oct 18, 11:15am

Ukrainian Eurovision commentator Timur Miroshnychenko is the 8/13 bookies' favourite to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Miroshnychenko is a new entrant in the market and has gone straight into favourite with the UK hosting the famous show due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. This has made Smarkets make him the favourite as he may well be a big representative for his country at the Song Contest.

Eurovision Betting Tips

  • Songs sung in English do best. 
  • Ireland always takes the contest seriously and regularly chooses a competitive song. The Irish as well as winning the most times have also come second four times. 
  • Russia has a great record with one win, four-second places, and four third places from just 22 entries. In the last seven years, the Russian entry has finished,3 DNQ, 3, 2, 7, 5, 2.
  • The Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have collectively won ESC six times since 2000. 
  • The UK in recent years had performed terribly with no top-ten finishes in the last 10 years before Sam Ryder did the country proud with his 2nd place. 
  • Israel punches above their weight with four wins in ESC history. 
  • Songs at the start of the final perform poorly compared to the middle and end of the contest, presumably because voters can recall those later songs more easily. 
  • The last country to win back-to-back Eurovision Song Contests was Ireland in 1994. 

The Eurovision Draw

There have been no winning songs from single-figure draws since 2003. It is always best to have your song in the second half of the competition.

Eurovision Winners Running Order

Year Position Winner
2022 12th Ukraine
2021 24th Italy
2019 12th Netherlands
2018 22nd Israel
2017 11th Portugal
2016 21st Ukraine
2015 10th Sweden
2014 11th Austria
2013 18th Denmark
2012 17th Sweden
2011 19th Azerbaijan
2010 22nd Germany
2009 20th Norway
2008 24th Russia
2007 17th Serbia
2006 17th Finland
2005 19th Greece
2004 10th Ukraine
2003 4th Turkey

List of Eurovision History Winners

Year Country Artist
2022 Ukraine Kalush Orchestra
2021 Italy Måneskin
2019 Netherlands Duncan Laurence
2018 Israel Netta
2017 Portugal Salvador Sobral
2016 Ukraine Jamala
2015 Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw
2014 Austria Conchita Wurst
2013 Denmark Emmelie de Forest
2012 Sweden Loreen
2011 Azerbaijan Ell and Nikki
2010 Germany Lena
2009 Norway Alexander Rybak
2008 Russia Dima Bilan
2007 Serbia Marija Serifović
2006 Finland Lordi
2005 Greece Helena Paparizou
2004 Ukraine Ruslana
2003 Turkey Sertab Erener
2002 Latvia Marie N
2001 Estonia Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL
2000 Denmark Olsen Brothers
1999 Sweden Charlotte Nilsson
1998 Israel Dana International
1997 United Kingdom Katrina and the Waves
1996 Ireland Eimear Quinn
1995 Norway Secret Garden
1994 Ireland Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan
1993 Ireland Niamh Kavanagh
1992 Ireland Linda Martin
1991 Sweden Carola
1990 Italy Toto Cutugno
1989 Yugoslavia Riva
1988 Switzerland Céline Dion
1987 Ireland Johnny Logan
1986 Belgium Sandra Kim
1985 Norway Bobbysocks!
1984 Sweden Herreys
1983 Luxembourg Corinne Hermès
1982 Germany Nicole
1981 United Kingdom Bucks Fizz
1980 Ireland Johnny Logan
1979 Israel Milk and Honey
1978 Israel Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta
1977 France Marie Myriam
1976 United Kingdom Brotherhood of Man
1975 Netherlands Teach-In
1974 Sweden ABBA
1973 Luxembourg Anne-Marie David
1972 Luxembourg Vicky Leandros
1971 Monaco Severine
1970 Ireland Dana
1969 Spain Salomé
1969 United Kingdom Lulu
1969 Netherlands Lenny Kuhr
1969 France Frida Boccara
1968 Spain Massiel
1967 United Kingdom Sandie Shaw
1966 Austria Udo Jürgens
1965 Luxembourg France Gall
1964 Italy Gigliola Cinquetti
1963 Denmark Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann
1962 France Isabelle Aubret
1961 Luxembourg Jean-Claude Pascal
1960 France Jacqueline Boyer
1959 Netherlands Teddy Scholten
1958 France André Claveau
1957 Netherlands Corry Brokken
1956 Switzerland Lys Assia

Eurovision Song Contest Winners By Country

  • The Eurovision Song contest has been running since 1956.
  • In the first Eurovision Song Contest, 7 countries participated in Lugano, Switzerland. 
  • The Swiss hosts beat songs from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
  • You can see above and below how each country has fared at Eurovision.

Country Eurovision Wins Year Of Eurovision Win
Ireland 7 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994,1 996
Sweden 6 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015
France 5 1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977
Luxembourg 5 1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983
Netherlands 5 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975, 2019
UK 5 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997
Israel 4 1978, 1979, 198, 2018
Norway 3 1985, 1995, 2009
Denmark 3 1963, 2000, 2013
Italy 3 1964, 1990, 2021
Austria 2 1966, 2014
Germany 2 1982, 2010
Spain 2 1968, 1969
Switzerland 2 1956, 1988
Ukraine 3 2004, 2016, 2022
Azerbaijan 1 2011
Belgium 1 1986
Estonia 1 2001
Finland 1 2006
Greece 1 2005
Latvia 1 2002
Monaco 1 1971
Turkey 1 2017
Portugal 1 2017
Russia 1 2008
Serbia 1 2007
Yugoslavia 1 1989

Eurovision Winners Songs Since 1999

Year Artist Eurovision Winning Song Winning Country
2022 The Kalush Orchestra Stefania Ukraine
2021 Maneskin Zitti E Buoni Itay
2019 Duncan Laurence Arcade Netherlands
2018 Netta Toy Israel
2017 Salvador Sobral Amar Pelos Dois Portugal
2016 Jamala 1994 Ukraine
2015 Mans Zelmerlow Heroes Sweden
2014 Conchita Wurst Rise Like A Phoenix Austria
2013 Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops Denmark
2012 Loreen Euphoria Sweden
2011 Ell & Nikki Running Scared Azerbaijan
2010 Lena Satellite Germany
2009 Alexander Rybak Fairytale Norway
2008 Dima Bilan Believe Russia
2007 Marija Serifovic Molitva Serbia
2006 Lordi Hard Rock Hallelujah Finland
2005 Helena Paparizou My Number One Greece
2004 Ruslana Wild Dances Ukraine
2003 Sertab Erener Every Way That I Can Turkey
2002 Marie N I Wanna Latvia
2001 Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2 XL Everybody Estonia
2000 Olsen Brothers Fly On The Wings Of Love Denmark
1999 Charlotte Nilsson Take Me To Your Heaven Sweden

Eurovision Song Contest Winners By Act

Solo singers have traditionally performed the best when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest.

In the last 10 years, there has been only two winning groups (Maneskin 2021, The Kalush Orchestra 2022) and one duo (Ell & Nikki 2011). 

The breakdown is as follows: 

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Winner Germany Azerbaijan Sweden Denmark Austria Sweden
Artists Lena Ell & Nikki Loreen Emmelie de Forest Conchita Wurst Mans Zelmerlow
Gender Female Female & Male Female Female Non/Binary Male
Format Solo Duo Solo Solo Solo Solo

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Winner Ukraine Portugal Israel Netherlands Italy Ukraine
Artists Jamala Salvador Sobral Netta Duncan Lawrence Maneskin The Kalush Orchestra
Gender Female Male Female Male 3x Male 1x Female Male
Format Solo Solo Solo Solo Group Group

Eurovision Entry Winners
Solo Singer 51
Group 10
Duo 4

Eurovision Nil Points

The dreaded Nil Points have been received on 37 occasions by a range of Eurovision artists. 

Austria and Norway lead the nil points with 4 of their songs each receiving no points whatsoever. 

Countries Nil Points
Austria 4
Norway 4
Finland 3
Germany 3
Spain 3
Switzerland 3
Belgium 2
Netherlands 2
Portugal 2
Turkey 2
UK 2
Iceland 1
Italy 1
Lithuania 1
Luxembourg 1
Monaco 1
Sweden 1
Yugoslavia 1

Eurovision Voting Format

  • Over the years the Eurovision format and voting system have been rejigged numerous times to try and counter tactical voting. 
  • Each country has two sets of votes, one from the broadcaster's jury and one from televoting by viewers in those countries. 
  • A jury in each country: 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
  • Televote in each country: 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.  Eurovision Voting History

UK Eurovision Winners

The UK has faded into Eurovision also-rans for the last 20 years. As you can view in the table below the UK last won Eurovision in 1997. 

A mixture of poor songs from inexperienced artists has not helped, but of more significance may be the expansion of Eurovision countries, many with close ties to other countries.

Nil Points

The UK Eurovision entry for 2021 received the dreaded nil points.

However, the UK cannot get away from the fact that in the last 11 years, we have finished 26th, 25th twice and 24th three times. 

Our best performance in recent times was in 2009 when Jade Ewan sang Its My Time and in 2022 with Spaceman by Sam Ryder. 

Eurovision Year Winning  UK Artist Winning Song
1997 Katrina And The Waves Love Shine A Light
1981 Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up
1976 Brotherhood Of Man Save Your Kisses For Me
1969 Lulu Boom Bang A Bang
1967 Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String

Sam Ryder

At Eurovision 2022 Sam Ryder won the Jury vote with 283 points but only scored 193 points on the Tele Vote.

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