Chris Pearce

Eurovision Song Contest Betting Tips

Like it or loathe it, once a year the Eurovision Song Content will get people talking. Although the event is still seen as a bit of a joke in the UK, in many parts of Europe it is taken with the utmost seriousness and there is no doubting that over the year it has provided some memorable moments and performances.
Taking place in May each year, many will not realize the months of preparation that the acts go through before the reach the stage for the two semi-finals (or final should you be one of the ‘Big 5’ or the previous year’s winner). Indeed even when acts are fully known, there is still a two-week period at the venue before the big final where the competitors attempt to perfect their entry.

In terms of betting, the Eurovision is big business. When I traded the event at one of my previous bookmaking employers, the firm would turn over in excess of half a million pounds each year on the event. With a wide selection of markets offered by virtually all of the major UK and European firms, as well as a fluid betfair market, it makes for a perfect event to focus on. will offer subscribers a comprehensive preview and analysis of the competition, which includes all the noteworthy information to come out of the rehearsals in the days leading up to the event. Eurovision markets can be very volatile indeed and this rehearsal behind closed door for the majority of the general public can offer a strong insight into how the event will pan out.

This year was a perfect example with the previously unfancied Portugal showing throughout the rehearsals that it was a force to be reckoned with.
For the semi-finals, and then final itself, SBFP will give a number of tips on not just the outright but also prop markets such as ‘top 10 finish’, ‘To Qualify’ and ‘Top Big 5 Country’, as well as a look into any possible match-bets. If you haven’t already, sign up today and lets beat the bookies.
Please feel free to check our results page for a full review of bets advised to date.