Serbia vs Special Bets by FairPlayBet
Well, here is a non-sports pick, it's a pick from this year Eurovision song contest. I do not follow this competition so much but I know enough to see that these odds are great value. As you can see above this is not pick Serbia to win competition, but only to finish as best country from the Balkan. This year Zeljko Joksimovic will represent Serbia with a song "Nije ljubav stvar" or Synonym on English version. Only his appearance is already a big plus for Serbia since he is well known author and singer not just in Serbia but all over the Europe.
In the past Joksimovic already was competing twice and had big success. Once he was 5th or 6th while second time he almost won with song "Lane moje". That was in 2004th and he was second back then. Also in the mean time he wrote songs for for other participants. The most successful was song that he wrote for Bosnia & Herzegovina couple years ago. All this tell us how much he is familiar with competition as well how much he is respected among people who follow this event. And this is already at the beginning an excellent basis for a good result. I am sure that he can make good result even with not so good song while in the same time when the song is good as now, someone else would not be so successful with same song as Joksimovic.
Beside all ex-Yu, William Hill put also Bulgaria and Greece among Balkan countries. And these are current odds for all of them to finish as best on Balkan:
1.91 Serbia, 3.00 Greece, 10.00 Bosnia & Herzogovina, 17.00 Macedonia, 17.00 Bulgaria, 17.00 Albania, 17.00 Croatia, 21.00 Montenegro. Note that some of them like Montenegro or Albania probably will not even get into the finals.
I took some time to check all oponents for this bet and already at the start is clear that there is only one real danger. It is Greece with song Aphrodisiac from Eleftheria Eleftheriou. Greece aslo as Serbia is country that had success on this competition in the past. But still, I think that Zeljko Joksimovic did a good job this year, he is well-known singer plus there is one big advantage for Serbia compared with Greece. It's a voting system that allows to countries as Serbia or other ex-Yu countires or to former Soviet Republics, to always have advantage. There is no jury, but ordinary people vote and on that is why Serbia will surely get maximum points, or at least close to the maximum from all former Yugoslav republics where many Serbs live. The same is with some other European countries such are Austria, Swiss or Sweden. From these countries, Serbia traditionally get good number of points since there are also many Serbs there. And I do not have reason to doubt that now will be something different since Serbia has a good song. Greece on the other hand can count only on one country that will give them maximum points. It is Cyprus of course.
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|Top Balkan Country : Serbia||William Hill||1.91||10||1st WON (+9.1 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.