May 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News
May is always a massive month for sports betting fans, with loads of major football leagues and cups coming to their final conclusions. There's a huge amount to get the juices flowing in what could prove a great end to the Premier League season, plus the climax of the Europa League and Champions League.
Champions League Semi-Finals
The Quarter Finals saw plucky Leicester finally exit at the hands of the efficient Atletico. Juventus saw off Barcelona in clinical fashion, Monaco saw off Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid ran out winners against Bayern Munich. The draw for the Semi Finals is as follows:
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Monaco vs Juventus
Ties take place on 2-3 May (1st legs) and 10-11 May (2nd legs).
Monaco have been a massively exciting team to watch, with goals galore both scored and conceded. We feel they may come up short against the very experienced, organised and defensively excellent Juventus. Real vs Atletico play each other in a mouthwatering Madrid derby that really could go either way, with Real slight favourites with their world class front line.
The latest Champions League outright odds are as follows:
Juventus 7/4 (Skybet)
Real Madrid 7/4 (Stan James)
Atletico Madrid 4/1 (Bet365)
Monaco 8/1 (Bet365)
Juventus and Real Madrid are neck and neck favourites and it is very tough to split the two sides. We'll stick with Juventus, who we highlighted as value a few months ago at 20/1 and who look like a very well-rounded winning machine. Real Madrid are probably the classiest side left in the competition and if all their best players fire then they can blow anyone away, but we just edge with Juve.
Europa League Semi Finals
Man Utd squeezed through another round by beating Anderlecht in the Quarter Finals, albeit needing extra time to get past the Belgian side. United have never looked amazing this season under Mourinho, but are getting the job done round by round and grinding out results. They have now been drawn against Celta Vigo in the Semis and yet again might just have enough to squeeze through to the final.
The outright odds going into the Semi Final stages are as follows:
Man Utd 10/11 (Bet365)
Lyon 11/4 (Bet365)
Ajax 13/2 (Skybet)
Celta Vigo 15/2 (Stan James)
United are still the hot favourites at 10/11 even though they have looked so workmanlike in previous rounds. Lyon look quite good value at 11/4, with the goals of Lacazette they have a good chance of getting to the final.
Boxing - Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jnr
After the massive PPV event at Wembley in April between Joshua and Klitschko, boxing fans get another big event with Kell Brook fighting American Errol Spence Jnr for the world title in his homeland of Sheffield, fighting at Bramall Lane the home ground of Sheffield United.
Spence has a massive reputation in America so this another huge test for Brook after he got soundly beaten when stepping up in weight against Gennady Golovkin last time out. The odds for this fight are:
Errol Spence Jnr 4/7 (Bet365)
Kell Brook 11/8 (Bet365)
Draw 25/1 (William Hill)
We expect this one to be very close, Brook is back down at his natural weight but how much did the GGG defeat take out of him, confidence and motivation wise? We'll have a full fight preview nearer the time!