April 2019 - Latest Sports Betting News
April is an exciting month for sports fans, with loads of action including Champions League Quarter Finals, The Grand National, FA Cup Semi Finals and loads more.
Champions League Quarter Finals
The quarter finals of the Champions League take place in April, with an impressive 4 English sides in the last 8 of the competition. The draw is as follows:
Liverpool vs Porto
Tottenham vs Man City
Ajax vs Juventus
Man Utd vs Barcelona
First legs 9-10 Apr, 2nd legs 16-17 Apr.
Liverpool got what most people regarded as the plum draw with Portuguese champions Porto. Man Utd got the toughest draw with Barcelona and Man City face Tottenham in an all English tie.
The competition is now very delicately poised and you could make an argument for any of the last eight teams to win the competition outright.
The latest Outright Odds are as follows:
Man City 9/4 (Coral)
Juventus 7/2 (Bet365)
Barcelona 7/2 (Betfred)
Liverpool 9/2 (Sportingbet)
Tottenham 28/1 (Unibet)
Man Utd 20/1 (Bet365)
Ajax 33/1 (Paddy Power)
Porto 100/1 (Paddy Power)
Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.Horse Racing - Aintree Grand National 2019
Man City are still favourites at 9/4 but the all-English tie with Tottenham will be a tricky one for them. There are no easy ties though at this stage. Juventus could have been got at 16/1 before their second leg tie against Atletico in the previous round, but are now joint second-favourites with Barcelona at 7/2.
It's that time of year again as the Aintree Grand National takes place on Saturday 6th April this year. The world's most famous jumps race will see around 40 horses take to the famous course in what is surely the toughest test for jumps horses. This is always a hugely popular betting event and we will have a full preview of the event.
FA Cup Semi Finals
The FA Cup Semi Finals take place on 6-7 April, with the clubs involved getting a trip to Wembley as both Semis take place there.
Man City vs Brighton
Wolves vs Watford
Wolves caused the upset of the round in the Quarter Finals, knocking out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's resurgent Man Utd side and they now face Watford. Man City look huge favourites to win this competition overall and they still remain in with a shout of doing the quadruple this year.
Europa League Quarter Finals
The Europa League also enters it's Quarter Final stage, with Chelsea and Arsenal still flying the flag for the Premier League.
Arsenal have a tough tie against Napoli, whereas Chelsea arguably have the easy draw of the round, taking on Slavia Prague of the Czech Republic. With the Premier League looking very strong this season, both teams should be confident of further progress in the competition.