The Eurovision Song Contest's 66th edition goes to Turin, Italy, in 2022. Once again, the contest is an area of interest for bettors in Europe and beyond. The 2021 edition was won by Italy's Maneskin, who will again be strong contenders if they win the Sanremo Music Festival in February 2022.
Contest winner predictions
Many people are giving differing opinions on who could take the upcoming edition of Eurovision. Predictions are based on taste in music, country of origin, song performance, and much more.
While it is essential to listen to all projections, always remember that not all of them are suitable for betting. Bettors should look at deeper factors that the entertainment world is unlikely to admit.
When predicting winners with the aim of placing a bet, a punter should consider:
Political environment; organizers try to separate the contest from politics, but bettors know that politics shape the world. If a country has been receiving negative press, then the chances of winning the contest are low. Did somebody say Israel?
Previous records; any bettor knows the importance of previous performances in making a prediction for the future.
Other guiding factors include a country's population, its general performance on the music scene, and its media's continental influence.