Europe decides its knockout kings this weekend, with cup finals galore all over the continent and news.bwin are celebrating in the only right and proper fashion…
A five-decider accumulator taking in the Scottish Cup, FA Cup, DFB Pokal, Coppa Italia and the Copa de Rey finales paying just smidgeon short of 25/1.
Hibernian bid to end their 114-year Scottish Cup hoodoo against a side they only beat in late April, but have routinely failed when it matters in knockout deciders this term.
Losses in both the Championship play-off final and the League Challenge Cup showpiece suggest they will lack the minerals to dispose of the Gers, who showed iron nerves in seeing off Celtic to book their place at Hampden.
All does not seem well in the Reds camp at present, with various players’ displeasure at the idea of another season under Louis van Gaal reaching the media in recent days.
Palace are far more ‘united’ and, having snapped a four-game losing streak against their opponents earlier this term by holding them 0-0 at Selhurst Park, should have enough to at least take them to extra time.
Die Roten have won three of their last four tussles with Borussia Dortmund and look too temptingly-priced to ignore as they bid to see off Josep Guardiola by lifting the cup.
Juve have won their last eight meetings with the Rossoneri, who don’t look to be in the kind of form to trouble the imperious overlords of Italian football.
Milan have won just two of their last ten games and only booked their place in the final by beating a third-tier outfit.
Los Rojiblancos will be buzzing after securing a third successive Europa League title and should be able to record another strong showing against Barca.
They’ve lost just one of their last four meetings with the Blaugrana inside 90 minutes, with that defeat coming by a respectable 2-1 margin.