Eurovision 2019 Betting Tips & Free Bets
It’s set to be another exciting year in the competition, with the winner being crowned in just a few weeks time on May 18.
Eurovision Betting 2019
The stakes are high for the 41 nations competing, and the bookmakers are already eyeing up which nation is likely to be crowned Eurovision Winner 2019.
⚡️ Check out the participants for Eurovision 2019 in this Moment – make sure to retweet your favourites!— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 29, 2019
This year’s competition takes place in Tel Aviv with two Semi Finals and a Final, beamed all across the world.
Australia will be hoping to improve on their 20th place finish last year, although it’s the Netherlands who are currently the favourite among the Eurovision odds.
The Dutch haven’t won the competition since 1975, but in Duncan Laurence that have a real chance. The bookmakers are pricing him at 7/4, ahead of the Swiss, Russia, Italy and Iceland.
The Eurovision 2019 Favourites:
The Netherlands – 7/4
Switzerland – 5/1
Russia – 6/1
Italy – 10/1
Iceland – 12/1
Sweden – 12/1
Cyprus – 14/1
Countries have already been through a number of events to crown their Eurovision candidate and now, for most, just two more performances separate them from victory.
The event, at Expo Tel Aviv, gets underway with the Semi Finals on May 14 and 16, before finishing with the Final on May 18.
Five nations automatically qualify for the Final, as the main funders of the competition, these being France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, with 36 nations, including Australia, having to compete in the Semis to qualify. 26 countries will then compete in the Final.
Eurovision Australia Contestant 2019
Australia have had a good run in the competition so far, with last year’s 20th place finish being their only result outside he top 10.
2016 saw the country finish second and Kate Miller-Heidke will be looking to go one further this year with her song, Zero Gravity. The singer is one of the most successful artists taking part in the competition this year having achieved three top 10 charting albums as well as receiving high acclaim on the stage, most notably in Jerry Springer: The Opera.
The bookmakers are pricing Australia at 50/1 however and a real outside shot alongside 2011 winners Azerbaijan, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
HERE IT IS! My new single and entry for #Eurovision #AusDecides is called ‘Zero Gravity’ and it means a lot to me. Please share and spread the word, if you like it! xx— Kate Miller-Heidke (@kmillerheidke) January 24, 2019
Lyric video: https://t.co/h79MHmSRbt
Spotify/Apple Music etc: https://t.co/pV8z87a0Du
How To Bet On Eurovision 2019
Taking part in Eurovision betting is relatively simple and offered by a wide range of bookmakers in Australia.
Ultimately you place a bet in exactly the same way as you would an outright bet in rugby, cricket or soccer. For example, you’re placing the same wager as you would on Australia to win the Cricket World Cup.
You’ll usually find the Eurovision betting markets within TV Specials or Novelty betting, with some even offering Specials enabling punters to bet on how many points Australia or a certain nation will score.
To bet on Eurovision 2019, follow these steps:
- Log in or sign up to the bookmaker you wish to play with
- Locate the Eurovision odds, usually found in Novelty or TV sections
- Add the odds and country you wish to place a bet on to your betslip
- Enter your stake and place your bet
Recommended Bookies For Eurovision Betting
Eurovision is one of the TV entertainment shows that is bet on most, so as you’d expect there are plenty of bookmakers offering odds.
Some of the best odds you can play can be found on the likes of Unibet, Ladbrokes, bet365 and topbetta, with many offering free bets and specials alongside their Eurovision odds.
bet365 Eurovision markets are up there with the best, with a wide range of offers to boot. They’ve been a longstanding offerer of Eurovision odds and as one of the most trusted betting sites around they’re well worth playing with.
Ladbrokes are another site with a rich history and are the perfect brand to play with for both novices and betting experts. The site is one of the most advanced on the market and their app is just as highly lauded, making gaming on the go as simple as can be.
topbetta offer great odds on Eurovision and are generally one of the better value bookmakers to play this market with. The site is smart and easy to navigate and you’ll generally find a good number of specials with this site.
Unibet really do excel in the novelty betting stakes and they will go to town with Eurovision this year.
Unibet Eurovision odds are always well accompanied by free bets, and as well as the singing contest, you’ll also find odds for the likes of Masterchef, The Bachelor, Dancing With The Stars and much more.
Israel are hosting this year’s event after romping home to victory last year.
With a song named Toy, Netta put together a stunning performance and was heavily ripped from the very off.
With odds of 6/1 she was backed well and didn’t disappoint, but will we see more of an outsider take the crown in Tel Aviv?