Eurovision 2018– Semi-Final 1 Preview – Odds & Predictions

Eurovision 2018 Semi Final

Eurovision – Odds by Betstar

In Eurovision 2018 Semi Final 1 on May 8, there are 8 songs of qualification quality, yet since 2009, only a maximum of 5 songs have ever progressed from Semi Final 1 and Semi Final 2 is usually ‘loaded’ with quality entries.
Who are the top 2 entries from Semi Final 1 and what are their odds?

Our Top 2 choices to qualify from Eurovision Semi Final 1

Eurovision 2018 Israel


$2.10 to Win Eurovision 2018 Semi-Final 1
$2.82 to Win Eurovision 2018

YouTube views to date – 16.8 million


Outright favourites to win Eurovision 2018, its highly anticipated that Israel will qualify easily from Semi Final 1. Israel lead the betting market and Netta’s song ‘Toy’ is simply too good and it has been promoted heavily since its announcement as the Israeli entry. The song is also a jury favourite and the only way Israel could possible faill to qualify is if Netta becomes a little too crazy and/or disjointed in her performance. Barring an absolute unmitigated disaster, Israel should qualify easily for the final on May 12.

We doubt the $2.10 for Israel to win Semi Final will be around for very long and should be snapped up quickly. Given Netta’s short odds to win Eurovision 2018 overall, the $2.10 is fantastic value.

Eurovision 2018 Czech Republic

Czech Republic

$7.00 to Win Eurovision 2018 Semi-Final 1
$11.50 to Win Eurovision 2018

YouTube views to date – 3.4 million


Should the Czech Republic’s Mikloas Josef recover from the back injury that he incurred during rehearsal for Semi Final 1, he should be a lock to qualify for the final from Semi Final 1.

Mikolas’ catchy, hip-hop anthem of a young man two-timed by his girlfriend, ‘Lie to Me’ is the made of the same stuff that previous Eurovision Winners are made of.

Mikolas will be joined onstage by professional hip-hop and break-dance dancing brothers, Kristián and Marek Mensa. Given Mikolas’ natural and unguarded charisma, the Czechs should be easily checking into the Eurovision final.

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