April 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
April sees many of the major football competitions reaching their final stages including the Quarter Finals of the Champions League and Europa League, Semi Finals of the FA Cup and also several important matches in the Premier League and football league seasons. There is also the Grand National 2018 from Aintree and some interesting boxing matches.
The Champions league action continues in April with some really interesting Quarter Final ties which are as follows:
Sevilla vs Bayern Munich
Juventus vs Real Madrid
Barcelona vs Roma
Liverpool vs Man City
The first legs are played 3-4 April and second legs are on 10-11 April.
Three of the English sides got knocked out in the last 16 stages and now Liverpool and Man City have been drawn against each other in the Quarter Finals, so there will be only one English side left in the Semi Finals. That's quite disappointing when it looked at one stage that there might be four English teams through to the quarters.
The latest outright odds for the Champions League are as follows:
Barcelona 5/2 (Bet365)
Man City 7/2 (Ladbrokes)
Bayern Munich 4/1 (Betfred)
Real Madrid 9/2 (Betfred)
Juventus 10/1 (Bet365)
Liverpool 12/1 (Coral)
Roma 66/1 (Paddy Power)
Sevilla 66/1 (Bet365)
Please not all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Barcelona are now the outright favourites after their impressive dismantling of Chelsea in the Last 16. They were tipped by us at 5/1 before that tie and are now only 5/2 in the betting. Liverpool probably look the most lively outsider at 12/1, their attack can trouble anyone on their day so those odds look quite decent.
Horse Racing - Grand National 2018
The Aintree meeting takes place from the 12th to the 14th April, with the highlight of the meeting being the famous Grand National event on Saturday 14th April. This will see the usual mix of high quality jump horses plus the odd hopeful outsider and we'll have a full preview on site before the event to give you some free betting tips for the event.
FA Cup Semi Finals
The Semi Finals of the FA Cup take place later in the month with the draw being as follows:
Man Utd vs Tottenham (Sat 21 April)
Chelsea vs Southampton (Sun 22 April)
Man Utd vs Tottenham is a very juicy looking tie and could go either way. Tottenham have been the more impressive team to watch this season, playing some nice flowing football when at their best, but Mourinho's United always know how to dig in and grind out results so it will be very interesting.
In the other tie Chelsea take on Southampton and although Chelsea have generally had a poor season by their standards, they will be confident of beating relegation strugglers Southampton and getting themselves a place in a prestigious Wembley final.
The outright odds for the FA Cup are:
Chelsea 13/8 (William Hill)
Tottenham 2/1 (Bet365)
Man Utd 9/4 (Coral)
Southampton 14/1 (Betfred)