Cheeky Irish bookmaker Paddy Power hit Liverpool this morning to deliver some unsavoury news – the UK Mae get Mullered in tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The betting firm revealed that the UK’s entry is 4/1 to finish last in the competition, sharing the news via a massive mobile sign that turned up at the city’s most iconic landmarks.
The UK’s singer, Mae Muller, who reportedly admitted she applied for a German passport in a bid to live in Spain, has little chance of clinching the Eurovision crown according to Paddy’s odds which put the hosts at a massive 75/1 to win to competition at the time of writing.
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Despite the UK’s abysmal chances of winning the competition – the odds reflect a miniscule probability of just 1.3% – Brits are remaining loyal to their representative.
The UK are leading the way as the most popular choice for punters to bet on, followed by Ukraine and Finland in second and third respectively, according to the bookie.
But there’s clearly mutiny in Merseyside as on the flipside, the bookie notes a massive majority (42%) of all bets placed on which representative might finish last, currently sit with the UK.
The ‘WE MAE GET MULLERED’ sign was spotted by Eurovision fans this afternoon as it passed the Royal Albert Docks, Liver Building and Liverpool Cathedral before pulling up at the M&S Arena Bank the venue for tonight’s final, making already nervous Brits a little bit shakier.
While Sweden are the hot favourites to win at an odds-on price of 4/9, representing an almost 70% likelihood that she’ll win, if Mae does beat the odds and win, Paddy Power will have to pay out a whopping six figure sum to lucky winners.
Rachael Kane, Paddy Power spokesperson said, “As it stands, the Brits might find themselves bowing to queen Loreen in Liverpool tonight, as the Swedish singer appears to have stolen the hearts and minds of Eurovision fans across the globe. But if the UK does manage to pull off a shock success in the Liverpool arena tonight, us bookies will be majorly mullered!”
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.
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