May 2019 - Latest Sports Betting News
May is an exciting month for betting fans, seeing the climax of most of the major football competitions and leagues in Europe.
Champions League Semi Finals
The semi-finals of the Champions League take place in May, with two-legged affairs, the ties are as follows:
Barcelona vs Liverpool
Tottenham vs Ajax
Liverpool have the toughest test of their season so far, with Barcelona looking incredibly strong and Messi and Suarez still going strong into their 30s.
Tottenham pulled off an incredible result to get past Man City, who were the tournament favourites.
The latest Outright Odds are as follows:
Barcelona 13/8 (Ladbrokes)
Liverpool 9/4 (Bet365)
Ajax 11/4 (Coral)
Tottenham 11/1 (Paddy Power)
Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Ajax have been the shock story of the competition so far, getting past Juventus and Real Madrid in previous rounds. They also beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Semi-Final first leg on 30th April, so will feel confident of getting the job done in Amsterdam.
Europa League Semi Finals
The Europa League also enters it's Semi Final stage, with Chelsea and Arsenal still flying the flag for the Premier League.
Arsenal have a tie against Spanish side Valencia, while Chelsea meet German side Frankfurt who have been having a great season, but only just scraped through in the last round against Benfica.
Both English sides will feel confident of progressing to the final, and with a Champions League place the reward for the competition winner, this has become massively important for all sides still involved.
The outright odds for the Europa League are as follows:
Chelsea 6/4 (Bet365)
Arsenal 5/2 (Coral)
Valencia 7/2 (Bet365)
Frankfurt 11/2 (Coral)Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
The Europa League Final will take place later in the month, on Wednesday 29th May in Baku Azerbaijan and we'll have a full preview of the final once the sides are known.
FA Cup Final - Man City vs Watford
The FA Cup Finals takes place on Saturday 18th May, with Man City meeting Watford at Wembley. Man City are the clear favourites and will be looking to add this domestic trophy to their cabinet. The odds (90 mins) are as follows for the final:
Man City 2/7 (Bet365)
Draw 5/1 (Betfred)
Watford 12/1 (Paddy Power)
Watford can be bet on at a massive 12/1 so are clearly the huge underdogs in this final. We can't really see past City in this match, so there will probably be more joy betting on correct score and goalscorers etc.