EUROPE goes cup final crazy weekend with trophies being handed out in countries such as Spain, Italy, France and Germany.
It’s the end of an era for some big-game name players and managers who will want to go out on a high.
Take Zlatan Ibrahmovic for example. The Swedish superstar will make his final appearance for PSG in the French Cup showdown with Marseille.
It’s Ibrahimovic v Steven Fletcher – no wonder I reckon the PSG legend will be on the winning side before heading to the Premier League.
PSG beat Marseille twice in the league – but only by 2-1 both times – so it might not be as easy as it looks on paper.
Fletcher’s side finished a lowly 13th with him scoring only his second Ligue 1 goal in the 1-1 draw at Troyes but were unbeaten in their final five so PSG could be a bit short at 2-5 with Ladbrokes to win in 90 minutes. However, I’ll take them anyway.
You have to imagine Zlatan will go out with a bang so back him to score first at 11-4 with Betfred and to score at any time at 3-4 with William Hill and Ladbrokes. He’s been nursing a thigh injury but has been cleared to start and make his 180th and final appearance for the French.
Edinson Cavani is also playing for the final time before a likely move to China and is 6-5 at bet365 to score.
Best bet for the game itself is PSG to win and over 2.5 goals at 11-10 with Paddy Power.
In Germany Pep Guardiola will say farewell to Bayern Munich as they face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup Final. It’s first v second in the Bundesliga and Bayern will look to the fact they beat Dortmund 5-1 at home earlier in the season.
Dortmund’s season faded after losing to Liverpool in the Europa League and they tamely handed the title to Bayern. I expect Pep to leave with a double and his side are 11-10 at Coral to win in 90 minutes.
Bayern though have a couple of injury problems with attacking midfielder Mario Goetze missing against his former club after suffering a broken rib in their final league game. Winger Arjen Robben and defender Holger Badstuber are also out.
Like PSG and Bayern, Juventus should also complete the double by beating Milan and are 7-10 at Coral to win in normal time. They cruised to the title and have won four in a row against their rivals to nil.
Milan won just two of their last 11 league games and I’m Juve to win and not concede at 27-20 at sportingbet.
Tomorrow Barcelona meet Europa League winners Sevilla in the Spanish Cup Final. It could be a game too far for Sevilla who have only beaten the Catalans once in 18 meetings.
Barca will be buoyed by clinching the league last week and are no bigger than 3-10 at Stan James.
Luis Suarez has been in unbelievable form and is 3-1 with Paddy Power to score first.
Bets to Consider
PSG & over 2.5 match goals
Ibrahimovic to score first
Juventus to win to nil
Suarez to score first
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