THE first silverware of the season is up for grabs in Scotland in what is a sponsors' dream with Rangers and Celtic contesting the Final of the Betfred Cup.
Will be lots said and written about the game and it's a really tough match to call. Yes, Celtic have dominated for the last 3 years but as old cliches go it's a one-off match at a neutral venue with both sides having a terrific season both domestically and in Europe.
Will give my take on the match along with my Total Goals special from the last round of games from Serie A in Brazil at 7pm.
Rangers vs Celtic (3pm)
If you're north of the border there is no escaping this game – its the biggest cup final since the last time these two met at the National Stadium.
Celtic are rightly favourites given they've won the last 9 trophies available over the last three seasons but Rangers are going toe to toe with them in the league and with this being a one-off match,anything could happen.
This is absolutely no use to anyone but no outcome in this match would surprise me – I'm staying well clear of picking a winner but do feel though the bet builder is the best avenue to take.
Both sides have been impressive going forward and with that so matchwinners in each side it's hard to imagine this match not delivering at least 2 goals.
Willie Collum is the man in the middle and he'll be desperate to keep his cards in his pocket as long as he can but I doubt he'll still show at least 4 player a card in my view and their are plenty of candidates.
Sadly the bookies are well aware of this and some of the prices I've seen for players to be booked are quite frankly embarrassing.
It should be a terrific encounter and it's a no-thrills bet builder for me that won't be far away
- Over 1.5 goals
- Over 3.5 cards
- Over 8.5 corners
- 11/10 (bet365 Bet Builder)
- Scott Brown & Ryan Jack both to be booked
- 7/1 (bet365)
Brazilian Serie A League Finale Total Goals – 9 matches (7pm)
As I mentioned on this week's Gambla Betting Podcast it's the season finale over in Brazilian Serie A with all 20 clubs in action. There are still Copa positons to play for and with this being the last round of matches I've been bang on the money when it comes to backing total goals, especially for league finales.
Sky Bet are offering total goals markets on 9 of the games and clearly aren't expecting goals with markets set as low as 22+ at 8/11 which IMO is really generous for 9 matches.
I'm happy to take that on with 8 clubs still playing for Copa places or to stay in the league.
- 22+ goals to be scored
- 4/5 (Skybet) (NAP)
- 24+ goals to be scored
- 11/8 (Skybet)
- All 9 matches over 1.5 goals
- 16/1 (Skybet)