Andrew Hughes is back with another weekend multiple and he thinks Chelsea and Manchester United will take the FA Cup Final to extra time.
“Saturday’s FA Cup final offers a chance to finish the season on a high, but the risk of ending the campaign with nothing will be just as strong in both camps…”
Although they successfully hung on for second place in the Premier League, this has been a disappointing campaign for Manchester United, given the money they spent last summer. Disappointment has also been the prevailing feeling at Stamford Bridge as last season's champions have fallen well short this time.
Saturday's FA Cup final offers a chance to finish the season on a high, but the risk of ending the campaign with nothing will be just as strong in both camps, and as neither Jose Mourinho nor Antonio Conte are known for their adventurous tactics, it would no surprise to see a cagey, cautious affair at Wembley.
The respective form of the two sides doesn't offer much encouragement either. As Stephen Tudor points out in his insightful FA Cup Final preview, both are struggling for goals and are averaging one apiece since the middle of April. This particular final is unlikely to be a thriller and the normal time draw looks a good bet.
The scramble for the remaining two places in the IPL knock-out stages is reaching a climax and you can keep up to date with all of the latest betting previews on the dedicated Betting.Betfair cricket pages.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have already sealed their top four spot and are deservedly top of the table. Their bowling, led by Rashid Khan and Shakib Al-Hasan, is the strongest in the tournament, but they have also developed into a powerful batting unit, chasing down 187 with seven balls to spare against Delhi last week.
Kolkata have won two in a row to give themselves a great chance of making the play-offs, but their inconsistency is a concern. Two games ago they piled up a massive 245 but three days earlier they were skittled out for 108. Sunrisers are the more reliable option and are a solid bet to win this one.
After a strong start to their NRL campaign, the Titans have slumped to five straight defeats and go into this game one place off the bottom of the ladder. An injury crisis hasn't helped and although coach Garth Brennan has been shuffling the pack in search of a winning formula, a Gold Coast revival doesn't appear imminent.
The Knights have slipped out of the top eight after two losses but the latest of those was down to silly errors at crucial moments. They are a young team and will learn from their mistakes, and they certainly look the hungrier of the two sides at the moment. I'm backing them to edge this against the NRL's worst defence.
Total Odds for this multiple: [11.46] Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.
2018 Weekend Multiple P/L
Staked: 38 pts
Returned: 55.38 pts
P/L: +17.38 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts
Win up to 50% more on your first Acca of the week!
Bet up to £25 on an acca and get a bonus if you win, ranging from 5% on trebles to 50% on ten-folds. Applies to your first Acca of the week, trebles and above, T&Cs apply. For more details, click here