Ukraine are the shortest ever price to win Eurovision in the history of the competition
Betfred make Ukraine, represented by the Kalush Orchestra, 8/11 to win the famous song contest.
Russia have been barred from entering the competition that’s being held in Turin, Italy, after the recent invasion of Ukraine.
It’s looking increasingly likely that it’ll be a walkover for Ukraine, with so much sympathy for the nation expected to be reflected in the voting.
Betfred spokesman Peter Spencer said: “Before the Russian invasion, Ukraine were at 10/1 – but just days before Saturday’s competition they are odds-on at 8/11.
“We have never had such a short-priced favourite since the competition began in 1956.”
The UK have failed miserably in recent years, but this time, represented by Sam Ryder singing ‘Space Man’, we are fourth favourites at 12/1 to pick up the most votes – behind hosts Italy at 9/2 and Sweden, who have been well-backed in recent weeks, 13/2.
Spain are next in the betting at 20/1, just ahead of Greece at 25/1 – while it’s 50/1 bar.
Betfred report two £1,000 bets on Ukraine in Kent and Yorkshire, when the price quoted was EVS.
Meanwhile, two very shrewd customers are sitting on £20 wagers at odds of 6/1 and 10/1, placed at the end of February before Russia began their invasion on Ukraine.