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Ireland's Odds Of Winning The Eurovision Have Been Ridiculously Slashed Overnight

By Darragh Berry

May 9, 2018 at 11:08am

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We're back at the top table of the Eurovision where we belong and will feature in Saturday's Final and now have as good a chance as anyone of bringing the crown home.

That wasn't the case before yesterday's Semi-Final, however, when Ireland were 1/7 to not make into the Finals. 

The bookies didn't give us the slightest chance and felt that if Ireland were to qualify, their chances of winning the competition outright would at odds of 250/1 and 200/1.

Then, we grabbed that last spot of the ten and magically overnight, our odds have been ridiculously slashed. 

Ireland is now 50/1 to win the Eurovision with bookmakers and is in the top 15 of favourites. 

If the odds have been quartered in the space of a couple of hours, imagine what they'll be like come Saturday.

The closest Ireland has come since its last win in the Eurovision in 1996 was the following year when Marc Roberts finished second at home with his song 'Mysterious Woman',

Mickey Joe Harte (11th), Brian Kennedy (10th with 'Every Song Is A Cry For Love') and Jedward (8th) are the closest we have come in the last two decades.

How will Ryan's song 'Together' rank among some of our best efforts in recent years? With the rate its dropping, the bookies think it will do well. 

Let us know in the comments.

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