Saturday brings with it an unparalleled feast of winner-takes-all football, with no fewer than five cup finals being played out across Europe.
The Scottish FA Cup, it’s English equivalent, the DFB Pokal, the Coupe de France and the Copa del Rey combine to provide a knockout cocktail of epic proportions and news.bwin.com have marked your multiple card with a 30/1 five-fold to sweeten the deal even further.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle to beat Falkirk @ 11/20
Falkirk are one two finalists from outside their respective top tiers on show on ‘The Day of Five Cup Finals’ and they’re expected to come up short when facing Premiership rivals for the first time in the competition.
Alexis Sanchez to score v Aston Villa @ 7/5
The Chilean was the man that dragged Arsenal over the line in a sickly semi-final showing against Reading.
Having failed to play a minute of the Gunners’ home and away routs of their Wembley foes this term, he should make up for lost time here, with the added boost of being rested for the final league fixture of the season.
Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg – Over 2.5 goals @ 67/100
There should be fireworks for Jurgen Klopp’s final match in the Schwarzgelben dugout, with both regular season meetings rewarding overs backers.
Die Wolfe’s last five outings, including a 2-1 win over their rivals have all produced at least three strikes too, while Dortmund haven’t been shut out for nine games.
Paris Saint-Germain (-2) to beat Auxerre @ 29/20
Like Falkirk, Ligue 2 Auxerre are expected to fall short against adversaries from a higher strata and a more lengthy plummet is expected given the greater inequality between the two sides in France.
Laurent Blanc’s men have cut loose big time in their last two domestic cup outings, smashing four past both Saint Etienne in this competition and Bastia in the Coupe de la Ligue final.
Barcelona to beat Athletic Bilbao to nil @ 21/20
In that cruel twist of many mainland European cup competitions the final will be played at the home of one of Spain’s biggest clubs, in this case the Camp Nou.
Los Blaugrana have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven on home turf, while their Basque rivals have been shut out in three of their past five outings away from San Mames.