Betfair – Cyprus’ ‘fuego’ brings fire & fury to Eurovision 2018 trading

The final week of pre-event trading for Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon 12 May), has seen Betfair place Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ as 11/10 market favourite to win the 63rd edition of the Pan-European song contest.

Eleni Foureira’s ‘Feugo’ has flipped-the-script on Eurovision 2018 trading, as the Cypriot entry was 100/1, just ten days ago.

However, Betfair details that Eurovision punters have backed ‘Feugo’ following Foureira’s well-received pre-event rehearsals.

Cyprus’ move to the top of Eurovision bookmaker rankings, comes at the expense of Israel’s Netta Barzilai’s ‘Toy, which had been the previous outright 5/4 event market favourite (current price: 3/1).

Reports from Lisbon, detail that Netta Barzilai has underperformed in pre-show rehearsals, underwhelming Eurovision test audiences.

Katie Baylis – Betfair

“Cyprus has overtaken previous favourites Israel, with entrant Netta’s unconvincing rehearsals’ performance of Toy seeing the entry drift out to 5/1, before coming back into 3/1 second favouritism thanks to getting a highly advantageous second half slot in the draw” details Betfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis.

 

With a live TV audience of approximately +200 million viewers, watching and judging an international song contest, bookmakers expect a helter-skelter evening of Eurovision trading.

The pressure is now on Eleni Foureira to deliver Cyprus’ first ever Eurovision victory, however, could European pop heavyweights France (5-time winners) and Sweden (6-time winners) spoil a Cypriot pop party!

“France are our third favourites at 12/1, with Germany at 14/1 and Sweden at 16/1 rounding our top five in Eurovision betting” Betfair adds.

Betfair – Eurovision Winner 2018 

  • 11/10 – Cyprus
  • 3/1  – Israel
  • 12/1 – France
  • 14/1 – Germany
  • 16/1  – Sweden
  • 20/1  –  Italy
  • 20/1  – Ireland
  • 22/1  – Lithuania
  • 25/1 – Norway
  • 30/1 – Australia
  • 33/1  – Estonia
  • 40/1  – Czech Republic
  • 50/1 – Bulgaria
  • 50/1  – Finland
  • 50/1 – Moldova
  • 50/1  – Hungary
  • 60/1 – Denmark
  • 66/1  – Austria
  • 80/1  – Spain
  • 100/1  – Ukraine
  • 100/1  – Netherlands
  • 200/1 – United Kingdom
  • 200/1 – Slovenia
  • 200/1  – Portugal
  • 250/1  – Albania
  • 300/1  – Serbia

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