May 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
May is a huge month in the sports calendar with lots of major competitions coming to their climax including the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League. This obviously presents major betting opportunities for sports betting fans. There are also some major horse racing and boxing events to add to the interest.
The Champions league action concludes in may with the Semi Final second legs and then the final itself on Saturday 26th May.
The Semi Final 2nd legs take place on the 1st and 2nd of May as follows:
Real Madrid (2) vs Bayern Munich (1)
Roma (2) vs Liverpool (5)
Liverpool look all but there unless they suffer a big defeat in Rome, which is possible as Roma did beat Barcelona 3-0 at home in the previous round to secure a dramatic comeback qualification. Real Madrid looked good in Munich beating Bayern 2-1 and are the huge favourites to finish the job in the Bernabau.
The latest outright odds for the Champions League are as follows:
Real Madrid 11/10 (Betfred)
Liverpool 6/4 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 6/1 (Paddy Power)
Roma 33/1 (Ladbrokes)
Please not all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Real Madrid are now the favourites at 11/10 with Liverpool closely behind them at 6/4 in the betting. We tipped Liverpool outright at 12/1 before the Man City Quarter Final matches and their attack can trouble anyone on their day so they could go on and win it now. Real Madrid do look very strong and will provide the ultimate test for Jurgen Klopp's men if both teams make it to the final as expected.
Boxing - David Haye vs Tony Bellew II
David Haye and Tony Bellew get it on again for a second time after their first fight ended in a win for Bellew but with Haye carrying a bad injury (for a change!). Therefore, with the excuses made, there is some interest in the rematch to see if Haye can stay fully fit and deliver on his promise to knock out Bellew.
The odds for the fight are as follows:
David Haye 1/2 (Paddy Power)
Tony Bellew 15/8 (Bet365)
Draw 33/1 (Unibet)
The odds are very interesting, as Bellew won the first fight and yet is the underdog at 15/8. We think that's a price worth taking as Haye has had so many problems with injury in the last few years that we think he might be finished at the top level. Bellew is fitter and proved in the first fight that he can outbox the bigger and slower Haye. We'll have a full fight preview on the site shortly.
FA Cup Final - Man Utd vs Chelsea
The final of the FA Cup takes place on Saturday 19th May between Man Utd and Chelsea. This will be an interesting tie between two sides who haven't had the best of seasons, with both managers coming in for criticism.
Mourinho has been roundly criticised for his style of play at United even though they look likely to finish 2nd in the league, whilst Conte has had a disastrous season at Chelsea and looks likely to leave in summer.
The odds for the final (90 minutes) are:
Man Utd 6/4 (William Hill)
Chelsea 2/1 (Bet365)
Draw 11/5 (Sportingbet)
Man Utd are the slight favourites though this promises to be a tight and tactical affair. We think Mourinho's men will have just enough to get a narrow victory over a rather dispirited looking Chelsea side.
Horse Racing - May 2018 Festivals
There are three different major festivals in the horse racing calendar in May with the flat racing season getting going. There is the Newmarket 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, the Chester May Meeting and the York Dante Meeting as well as the Newbury Lockinge Day. All in all it's a great month for horse racing fans with loads of action to watch.