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Who will win Eurovision 2021? Latest odds and favourite

No, it isn't the UK...

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Published: Saturday, 22nd May 2021 at 9:24 pm

The Eurovision 2021 final is in full swing, with the bonkers contest already providing some pretty memorable moments (follow our live Eurovision blog to make sure you don't miss anything).


So, which member of the Eurovision 2021 line-up be crowned this year's victor? We don't know yet but, as indicators go, the bookies' odds are always a good bet.

Favourites like San Marino, Malta and Iceland all have a strong shot at claiming the title, despite Iceland's Daði & Gagnamagnið testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week.

Read on to find out about the betting odds around Eurovision this year, from the predicted front-runners to the UK's (slim) chances of winning.

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Who is tipped to win Eurovision 2021?

Italy's Eurovision 2021 entry Maneskin
Italy's Eurovision 2021 entry Maneskin

According to bet365 this year's win could come from Italy's Eurovision 2021 entry Maneskin, who will be singing Zitti e buoni.

The odds on them winning has been cut to 11/4 and if they do beat everyone else, this will be third time lucky for the country, who first won Eurovision in 1964 with Gigliola Cinquetti and again in 1990 with Toto Cutugno. It will also mean that they will be hosting Eurovision 2022.

Here's a list below of bet365's top 10 countries tipped to win outright:

  1. Italy
  2. Malta
  3. France
  4. Switzerland
  5. Ukraine
  6. Iceland
  7. Bulgaria
  8. San Marino
  9. Cyprus

As for the UK's Eurovision 2021 entry James Newman who performed his track, Embers, well you may want to look away now. Currently, our odds aren't looking too great at 400/1 to win outright. But considering how the UK have fared in recent years, we'll take that.

As for Albania, Estonia, and Poland, the odds on them winning outright currently stands at 500/1, meaning the unfortunate dishonour could fall on them.

But this is Eurovision and we all know that anything can happen in the greatest singing show in the world – either way, we don't have long now until we find out who will be the winner.


The Eurovision Song contest 2021 will air on the BBC this May. Check out the full list of Eurovision winners here. If you're looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV Guide.


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