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Sweden Among Eurovision Favorites

Sweden, Serbia and Belarus top European bookmakers’ lists as favorites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday.

The average by seven of the largest bookmakers gave Serbia the top position with 8-1 odds followed by Sweden with 9-1 and Belarus with 10-1.

Britain’s main bookmaker Ladbrokes was offering odds of 5-1on Sweden, 6-1 on Serbia and 7-1 on Belarus. Out of the three favorites only Sweden has secured a place in the final on Saturday after finishing in the Top 10 last year.

Serbia and Belarus will have to qualify at the semi-final on Thursday.

A record 42 countries are to take part in the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest.

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