The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be the 64th edition of the event. It is an international song competition between mainly the European Broadcasting Nations but has also welcomed entries from other nations including Australia, who have been invited as a guest since 2015.
This year, the Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Israel following their victory last year and they will stage the event in Tel Aviv. The competition will take place at Expo Tel Aviv, which is a convention centre in the city. The final will take place on the 18th May.
A total of 43 nations will participate but which country is the favourite to win? Keep reading for our Eurovision 2019 predictions and Eurovision 2019 odds.
1. Eurovision Betting Tips
As with any competition, there is always a favourite and the Eurovision 2019 favourites tag is held by Russia. Interestingly, the song will be performed by Sergey Lazarev and this will be the second time he has performed at the event.
Lazarev finished third in 2016 with the song ‘You Are the Only One’ and is returning in the hope to go two places better in 2019. The bookmakers certainly believe his previous experience will pay off, despite the song he will be performing not yet released at the time of writing.
However, the team behind his song is full of Eurovision experience including composers Dimitris Kontopoulos and Philip Kirkorov plus stage director Fokas Evaggelinos.
Russia were favourites to win the event in 2016 when Lazarev was the performer and will begin as the Eurovision 2019 favourites this year, priced at 10/3 with Bet365.
Which nations are expected to challenge Russia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest? Continue below for more Eurovision 2019 odds and Eurovision 2019 betting tips.
2. Betting Odds Eurovision
Much like Russia, who lead the way in the betting, Sweden are the second favourites priced at 6/1 with Bet365 but we are still to see who will be performing their song. In fact, Sweden are still in the process of voting in their own country for which song and artist they would like to have represent them in Israel this year.
The final of the Swedish contest will take place on the 9th March 2019 and by then we will have a better idea of what to expect. Nonetheless, Sweden have an excellent record at Eurovision, winning twice in the past seven years.
Additional Eurovision 2019 predictions include Ukraine at 9/1, despite the controversy surrounding their entry which we already know will be’ Siren Song’ by Maruv and Italy, also at 9/1 who will enter the song ‘Soldi’ by Mahmood.
Next in the Eurovision 2019 odds we have the Netherlands at 14/1, with Duncan Laurence performing a yet unreleased title.
So, there is plenty to look forward to in the build up to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Keep checking back at JohnnyBet as we get closer to the date for the latest Eurovision 2019 betting tips.
3. Eurovision Live Streaming
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