Early-bird 2021 Eurovision odds are out as the contest will take place this May without changes. Tables turned in the top of favorites: Lithuania and Russia gained steam, while Iceland and France lost their positions.
Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled for May 18-22, 2021. Unlike last year’s show, ESC 2021 will take place without any changes except for the format of the show. The contest was supposed to be held in the Netherlands following the country’s victory in 2019. However, the current situation changed the initial plans and resulted in three scenarios of hosting ESC. It will be either a remote show or performance without viewers or a normal but less crowded production. This is what we will learn soon, so let’s now discuss changes in the 2021 Eurovision odds. Read how to bet on ESC for the first time before betting on favorites.
2021 Eurovision odds on France and Iceland have worsen
These two countries were among the main favorites last year. In 2020, Tom Leeb from France and Daði og Gagnamagnið from Iceland led the odds. However, tables turned and their winning chances have reduced in comparison to the previous year.
France’s odds of 11.00 are the result of a change of the contestant. Barbara Pravi will replace Tom Leeb on this year’s ESC. WhileLeeb was one of the main favorites of the 2020 Eurovision, Pravi is only the third country with the best winning chances.
Although Iceland didn’t replace its contestant, the country lost its positions at online gambling sites in Lithuania too. Daði og Gagnamagnið was the number-one favorite to win the 2020 ESC but tables turned this year. Due to the song replacement, the band lost its leadership and has only 6.75 odds to win.
Russia entered the top-5 and may strengthen its positions
Last year, the Russian band Little Big was the last one to present its song for Eurovision. Their English-Spanish hit “Uno” broke the Internet and became the most popular contesting song in 2020 with 187 million views on Youtube. Although the band will have to replace their song to participate in the 2021 ESC, such popularity resulted in Russia entering the top-5.
According to the 2021 Eurovision odds, Little Big is going to return to the Netherlands. If so, 13.00 odds at 22Bet will improve as the band is very popular in European countries. Russia is expected to confirm its participant in March, so fingers crossed for Little Big. By the way, you can follow Eesti Laul 2021 that will define the next Eurovision participant from Estonia.
Lithuania is the main favorite at the 2021 ESC so far
The main favorite to win the next ESC is Lithuania. In comparison to the previous year, the country has improved its positions and topped the 2021 Eurovision odds. According to online sportsbooks in Lithuania, its contestant The Roop will win with 4.00 odds.
Such a boost in betting predictions about Lithuania to win the ESC is the song replacement. Instead of “On Fire”, the band will perform its new hit “Discoteque”. The new song has quickly become a massive hit in Baltic countries and reached 4 million views just in a month. Taking this into account, The Roop can bring Lithuania its first victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.