All over the world, betting on soccer season is coming to an end, and then we will redirect our attentions to the most important continental competitions. But before we focus on the Euro and the Copa America, there are 5 Domestic Cup Finals that will put a bow on European domestic soccer. These games will provide some more excitement for the average bettor/soccer fan.
FA Cup, Saturday, 21st May 12:30 PM ET @ Wembley Stadium at London, England
Manchester United -½ (-133) Total: 2 (-135) ML: -130
Crystal Palace +½ (+118) Total: 2 (+120) ML: +447
On first appearance this would be the most one sided of the listed matches in this list. But with Man U playing so inconsistently and with the large amount of rumors surrounding their Head Coach position, one could see Crystal Palace being an “alive dog” in this race. This could be an extra time thriller of a match. Although, given their history and experience United might edge it out. Final score prediction: Man U will win, 1-0 in Extra time.
DFB-Pokal, Saturday, 21st May 2:00 PM ET @ Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany
Borussia Dortmund +½ (-113) Total: 2½ (-118) ML: +302
Bayern Munich -½ (-102) Total: 2½ (+103) ML: +102
Everytime these two teams play, it is a classic. And it has been like this for several years now. During the Bundesliga this year, both teams were so far superior than the rest of the other teams in competition, that a final meeting of the two in the German Cup is so fitting. Bayern, will enter this game with Pep Guardiola’s final game as their head coach. Adventuring to predict a Bayern win might be the smart pick for betting on soccer. But a win from Dortmund shouldn’t be catalogued as an “upset”. This is going to be a great soccer game. Final Score prediction: Bayern wins with a late goal 3-2.
Coppa Italia, Saturday, 21st May 2:45 PM ET @ Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy
Juventus -½ (-154) Total: 2 (-122) ML: -156
AC Milan +½ (+139) Total: 2 (+107) ML: +596
Italy wraps up their soccer season with one of their most heated rivalries facing off in the Coppa Italia. The five-times in a row Serie A champions, Juventus will face off against bitter rivals AC Milan. The bianconeri, will want to extend their iron fist dominance of Italian soccer with a double in domestic competition. They are the clear favorites and the smart pick for betting on soccer. The rossonero squads will try to salvage another disappointing season with a Cup win, before having the team sold during the coming months. But a win in the finals seems highly unlikely. Final Score prediction: Juventus wins 3-1.
Coupe de France, Saturday, 21st May 3:00 PM ET @ Stade de France in Paris, France
Marseille +1½ (-127) Total: 2½ (-123) ML: +876
Paris St Germain -1½ (+112) Total: 2½ (+108) ML: -266
This game might as well be Zlatan’s French swan song. The controversial and polarizing striker will play his final game with PSG this Saturday with the possibility of bowing out with a Championship trophy in his hands. PSG opens up as the heavy betting on soccer favorites and betting against them seems like the most ludicrous idea. Yet, Marseille could pull an upset if they find their rivals to be complacent after winning the national league, but place your soccer bet wisely and pick Zlatan, always. But Final Score prediction: PSG wins 2-0.
Copa del Rey, Sunday, 22nd May 3:30 PM ET @ Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, Spain
Sevilla +1½ (+118) Total: 3½ (-112) ML: +894
Barcelona FC -1½ (-133) Total: 3½ (-103) ML: -343
After Atletico Madrid erased any chance of a Hat-Trick for Barcelona, the blaugranas have a chance to lift the Copa del Rey trophy at the colchoneros’ home turf when they face Sevilla. Logical heavy favorites and the overwhelming pick for fans betting on soccer, the team lead by the trident of Suarez, Neymar and Messi are going to walk all over Sevilla. Yes, we know they just won the Europa League for the third time in a row, but let’s be brutally honest here: The Europa League has become a second rate competition that celebrates teams that aren’t good enough to be playing for the Champions League. Sorry Sevilla fans, is the awful truth. Final Score prediction: Barcelona, 4-0.