May 21: Bookies Views – Voice of the Enemy

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EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here’s the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor.

It’s all about cup finals today all over Europe and 188Bet and BetVictor focus on the big games at Hampden and Wembley. And check out 188BET‘s moneyback special on the FA Cup Final.

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OVER the course of the season we’ve touched a lot on Hibs’ uncanny ability to fall at the final hurdle and we are yet to be proven wrong.

For Hibs fans that heartbreak could strike again in today’s cup final with Rangers the hot 1.82 (41-50) favourites to win their 34th Scottish Cup.

Hibs aren’t without a chance having won two of the five meetings between the two teams this season. They are 3.85 (57-20) to win the Cup Final with the draw 3.65 (53-20).

In those five matches there have been plenty of goals with an average of more than 4.5 per game between them. It’s 3.10 (21-10) for four to six goals in the Final.

Hibs will surely find a way to shoot themselves in the foot again so the 3-1 and 3-2 wins for Rangers are tempting at 15.0 (14-1) and 27.0 (26-1) respectively. 

After that it’s straight down to Wembley for the FA Cup Final between Man United and Crystal Palace where the Reds are the 1.72 (8-11) to Palace’s 5.25 (17-4).

There has been a lot of talk of history repeating itself from when these two teams met in the 1990 Cup Final. However, the 2016 versions of United and Palace are far more likely to produce the 1-0 scoreline of the replay that year than the scintillating 3-3 draw in the first match.

Neither side are known for their goals this season – only Aston Villa and West Brom scored fewer Premier League goals than Alan Pardew’s team while United were a country mile behind every other team in the top eight for goals. 

The 1-0 United win is 5.3 (43-10) with Palace 11.0 (10-1) to win by that scoreline. You think as a club United need this one a little more than the Eagles so the United 1-0 win could be the bet. 

188BET’s moneyback offer on the match is also interesting given Palace’s struggles to score. If David de Gea, arguably the best keeper in the world, keeps a clean sheet 188BET will refund losing bets up to £25 on the correct score, first or anytime scorer and
HT/FT markets.

BetVictor

RANGERS and Hibs meet in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden with Mark Warburton’s side 90 minutes away from putting the final touches to a magnificent season.

BetVictor make them 2-5 favourites to lift the trophy and 17-20 to beat Hibs without the need for extra time or penalties.

Alan Stubbs’s side have disappointed during the second half, eventually losing out on second place to Falkirk, with the Bairns now 13-8 to return to the top flight when facing Kilmarnock in tomorrow’s play-off final second leg.

Killie are 6-5 favourites with BetVictor and 4-7 to be playing Premiership football next term.

The reason for the Hibees’ disappointing climax to the campaign has been their defensive problems with just five clean sheets in their last 18 games.

If they are to celebrate a historic cup success it will likely come in a
goalfest. Those who fancy the Edinburgh outfit can have 7-4 to lift the trophy and 10-3 to beat Rangers inside 90 minutes.

Rangers have won three of the five meetings this term with excuses for not taking the other two. They lost 2-1 at Easter Road in November and were already champions by the time they went down 3-2 in the capital last month.

The Gers will be popular at both 11-4 to win and both teams to score and win at 85-40 in the double result market.

Martyn Waghorn is 5-1 favourite to be awarded man of the match and is difficult to oppose given the striker’s sensational season in front of goal.

He coasted to the Golden Boot in the Championship, scoring 28 goals in 34 appearances before injury saw him miss the final two months.

The 26-year-old made his comeback in Rangers’ 2-2 draw with St Mirren earlier in the month but with doubts over rustiness in front of goal is he on the skinny side at both 9-2 to break the deadlock and 5-4 to net.

For all the latest odds head to BetVictor.com – new customers can claim a £25 free bet. Be Lucky.

Charlie McCann

2 Comments
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    mr boofle 7 months ago

    I actually fancy Hibernian tomorrow. They do have the fire power to rattle rangers. Last week’s disappointment will make them even more determined to succeed and become club legends. Hibernian 11/4 @ will hill to win in 90 minutes

    • Profile photo of Mr Fixit Author
      Mr Fixit 7 months ago

      mr boofle, I wouldn’t write Hibs off but I think Rangers will be refreshed and ready for it.
      European place is a big thing for them.

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