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The most popular European song contest will take place next May but the first forecasts are already here. The earliest Eurovision 2020 betting predictions figure out whether the winner will come from the Big Five or one of the semi-finals.
As the winner of the previous year, the Netherlands will host the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. The show will take place in Rotterdam on May 12, 14 and 16. Despite the contest is not coming soon, online sportsbooks in the Netherlands are already full of odds on the most possible finalists and favorites.
One of the most popular guessings touches the winner’s origin. Eurovision fans bet on the next winner to come either from semi-final or be automatically put in the final. This privilege was given in 2000 to the following countries: Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK.
Top Eurovision 2020 betting predictions show the winner from a semi-final
The best odds on the future ESC winner show that the next Europe’s best song will compete in one of the semi-finals before reaching the grand final. Experts from the 1xBet Sportsbook reveal the lowest odds of 1.25 on this option. It is really the most possible variant as the winner usually comes from semi-finals.
Let’s see the list of Eurovision winning countries of the 21st century. Since 2000, only one winner came from the Big Five without competing in the semi-final. It was Lena from Germany to win the 2010 ESC contest in Oslo with her hit single Satellite. Consequently, all the other winners have been performing twice within the contest dates. Following these statistics, the winner performs in a semi-final as well 9 times out of 10, so it is a win-win option to bet on.
Betting on the winner from Big 5 is reasonable too
Despite the statistics, betting on the 2020 ESC winner coming from the Big Five is reasonable this year. The list of the winning songs shows that the country from the Big Five usually reaches the first place approximately once in a decade. The most recent winner is Germany in 2010, then it comes the UK in 1997 and Italy in 1990. Therefore, the next victory of the Big Five member is coming soon, so why not in 2020?
According to online sportsbook news in the Netherlands, one of the Big Five countries will win next year. Its odds of 3.54 are quite low, so there is a really huge possibility to witness Spanish or French singers hold the glass microphone on the Rotterdam Ahoy stage.