THE EUROVISION Song Content is taking place this weekend.
And there is one country that is already miles ahead it the betting odds of who is going to win.
According to Bookies, the Netherlands in a dead cert to become the champions of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Netherlands entry Duncan Laurence, who’s singing the song Arcade, is currently favourite to win the competition, with odds of 13/8.
He is followed by Sweden’s entry John Lundvik (5/1).
“The Dutch are all the rage heading into this weekend’s final ”
Betway’s Alan Alger
While third in the betting odds is Australia’s Kate Miller-Heike .
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Tuesday night’s first of the two semi-finals didn’t shake up the betting too much and, if anything, convinced punters to get even further behind favourites Netherlands.
“The Dutch are all the rage heading into this weekend’s final and are now no bigger than 13/8 having started the week at 2/1.”
Iceland’s odds have also improved since the semi-final – with their BDSM techno entry.
They now have odds of 9/1 – making them fourth favourite to win alongside Russia and France.
Alan added: “Iceland are the most notable movers after the first semi-final.
“Their BDSM techno entry may have raised a few eyebrows but it’s also attracted some money and they are 9/1 from 16/1 to win a first ever Eurovision Song Contest.”
Meanwhile the UK are predicted to flop once again this year.
A Eurovision prediction algorithm has forecast the UK to register a dismal 75 points in this year’s competition – a total that would leave hopeful Michael Rice finishing in the bottom five.
Spread betting firm StarSpreads.com have factored in variables such past performance, voting patterns and critical reception to make their prediction which reads grimly for Rice and his song ‘Bigger than Us’.
A StarSpreads.com spokesman said: “Our calculations make for grim reading for the UK and it looks a certainty that the wait for not only victory but a respectable finish goes on.
“Unless there’s to be a huge shock on the night, a score of 75 points leaves Rice in real danger of finishing in the bottom five again, with the threat of another wooden spoon looming large.”
This year’s show will once again be fronted by Graham Norton from the BBC.
The Eurovision Song Contest airs on BBC One on Saturday May 18th, 2019, from 8pm.