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Eurovision odds: Who’s tipped to win the 2022 Song Contest?

How will UK entry Sam Ryder fare and what are his odds?

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Published: Saturday, 14th May 2022 at 8:20 pm
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The Eurovision 2022 final is in full swing, with the 25 qualifying countries taking to the stage in Turin for a chance at winning that coveted glass microphone.

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The final Eurovision 2022 line-up has everything you'd expect from the competition, from some bizarre choices that will make excellent meme fodder to some real bangers. And, for the first time in a couple of decades, the latter includes the UK.

TikTok star Sam Ryder will be performing Space Man, and has been tipped by bookies as one of this year's top contenders. But will he be able to claim the trophy and break the UK's bad luck spell, or will one of the other favourites beat him to it? Or will a dark horse be crowned winner instead?

Read on to find out about the betting odds around Eurovision this year, including the predicted front-runners and the UK's chances of winning, which might surprise you.

Eurovision 2022 odds: Who is tipped to win?

Sam Ryder
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After emerging as favourites in recent days, it seems Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra remain the clear frontrunner with Bet365 to win this year’s competition.

The odds on Ukraine winning are now 1/3, and if they were to beat everyone, this would be the third time the country wins the song contest.

Ukraine first won the competition in 2016 with the song 1944 by Jamala, and again in 2004 with Wild Dances by Ruslana.

You can see the top contenders for Eurovision 2022, according to Bet365 at the time of writing, below.

  1. Ukraine - 1/3
  2. United Kingdom - 6/1
  3. Sweden - 7/1
  4. Italy - 12/1
  5. Spain - 16/1
  6. Poland - 50/1
  7. Greece - 50/1
  8. Serbia - 50/1
  9. Norway - 66/1
  10. Netherlands - 80/1

Despite a poor record in recent years, the UK is priced at 6/1, making Sam Ryder the second-favourite to win the crown in Turin tonight.

Last year, the UK finished in 26th place, with not a single point, as James Newman represented with his song Embers.

Meanwhile, Sweden (7/1), and hosts Italy (12/1) and Spain (16/1) round out the top five.

The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will air on the BBC from Tuesday 10th May to Saturday 14th May – listen to all of this year's Eurovision songs on TIDAL, while the full album of tracks is available on CD and vinyl now.

You can also check out the full list of Eurovision winners and how many times the UK has won Eurovision here. If you're looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV Guide.

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