Read on for a Eurovision betting guide ahead of the grand final.
How to bet on the Eurovision Grand Final 2021
When placing a bet on the Eurovision Song Contest, there are often big discrepancies in odds set by different bookmakers so it pays to use Oddschecker to get the biggest possible return on your chosen bet.
Each year, the rehearsals and semi finals are important events to watch out for in terms of acts that move up or down significantly in the market. From a performance and audience reception point of view, the semi finals are a leading indicator of how well the songs will perform in the final standings.
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Now that those events are over, it is well worth having a look at how each acts performance was received by odds makers and bettors alike.
How many views, likes and comments the songs for each country get on YouTube is another piece of information that you can use when trying to pick the winner of the competition.
A very important factor in deciding who to place your bet on is the running order of the final. Those acts that perform later in the competition benefit from a recency bias with TV viewers for the 50% of the vote by the public and the acts near the start of the show suffer from the opposite.
Strategic voting is another aspect to look out for when betting on Eurovision and a bet on one of the Eastern European countries to make the top 10 or top 5 could be a smart play this year given the open nature of the acts this year.
You can see and compare the odds across our 24 bookmaker partners by heading over to our winner grid, as well as other sub-markets.
Each bookie sets their own prices and have different liabilities based on the betting so far, which creates big discrepancies in the odds and allows customers to get the most value on their bet. All you need to do is look across our odds grid, compare the odds and pick your chosen bookmaker to place a bet on the country you think will win.
At the top of the winner grid, you’ll notice some each-way terms, which are another important aspect of comparing odds. Some firms offer three places and others four, which can make a big difference to whether you win your each way bet or not.
The other part of each way terms worth noting is what fraction of the odds a bookmaker is prepared to offer if the act you bet on places. For example, Bet365 offer 4 places at 1/4 – that means if your bet finishes in the top four but doesn’t win, you will receive 25% of the odds they offering for win only (e.g. 16/1 becomes 4/1).
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When choosing a bookmaker to back your chosen act/country with, it is important to sign up to one that you can trust and offers a competitive sign up offer.
Sky Bet are one of, if not the biggest bookie in the UK, which makes them a great bookie to do that with and are offering a £20 free bet when you bet £5. CLICK HERE to redeem that offer.