ABERDEEN vs CELTIC (Scottish Cup)
If anyone can give Celtic a run for their money, it is Aberdeen. Some predicted that Rangers would bounce back this year but the Dons are still the second best team in Scotland and a mouth-watering contest awaits. Aberdeen will head into this one as rank outsiders but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Derek McInnes’ men come out on top.
Meanwhile, treble-hunting Celtic will be full of confidence after their latest triumph at the weekend; a victory that ensured the Scottish giants became the first side to go unbeaten in the top flight for 118 years. Brendan Rodgers’ men know that they still have work to do but the Bhoys will fancy their chances of ending a magnificent season on a high.
TIP: Celtic to win in 90 minutes @ 11/20
ARSENAL vs CHELSEA (FA Cup)
Next up we have the FA Cup final. Can Arsene Wenger sign off with a third victory in four years or will Antonio Conte’s side complete a historic double? On their day, Arsenal are capable of beating anybody and the Gunners will be quietly confident despite losing key defensive stars ahead of the Wembley showpiece.
On current form, Chelsea are the team to beat. Arsenal finished outside the top four for the first time during Wenger’s tenure and the Blues will smell blood ahead of what could be a high scoring contest. Conte’s men will be desperate to secure the league and cup double and it may prove prudent to side with the Premier League champions this weekend.
TIP: Chelsea to win in 90 minutes @ 3/4
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT vs BORUSSIA DORTMUND (DFB Pokal)
Niko Kovac’s men stumbled over the line in the Bundesliga, losing three of their final four league games. Eintracht needed penalties to get past Borussia Monchengladbach in the semi-finals and this one could also go all the way. Write Frankfurt off at your own peril; they have enough quality to push Dortmund to their limits.
Dortmund ended the Bundesliga campaign on a high note, losing just once in the final 10 games of the season – including a 3-2 victory away at champions Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel’s side will take plenty of confidence from April’s 3-1 win against Eintracht but they cannot afford to take Frankfurt for granted or risk a repeat of November’s 2-1 defeat.
TIP: Dortmund to win in 90 minutes @ 4/9
Angers vs Paris Saint-Germain (Coupe de France)
Angers have done tremendously well to make it this far and their dream isn’t over yet. It will take some doing but the French minnows will fancy their chances as they take on the mighty PSG on Saturday evening. They don’t have the best of records against Paris Saint-Germain but football is a funny old game and in cup finals, anything can happen.
Paris Saint-Germain had to play second fiddle to Monaco in Ligue 1 this season and a Coupe de France win will be little consolation for Unai Emery after a ‘what if’ campaign. However, they should be good enough to keep Angers at bay – especially if Emery selects his strongest possible squad for the final game of the French season.
TIP: PSG to win to nil @ 69/100
BARCELONA vs ALAVES (Copa Del Rey)
Barcelona will head into this one as clear favourites and this is the perfect chance for Luis Enrique to bow out on a high before leaving Camp Nou. La Blaugrana lost out to arch rivals Real Madrid in the title race but they have been playing exceptionally well in recent weeks and goals could be on the cards if Barca go for the throat.
Meanwhile, Alaves will attempt to defy the odds in a bid to beat Barcelona to silverware. On paper, they don’t stand much of a chance but Alaves will take confidence from their 2-1 win over Barcelona back in September. If luck is on their side, they could produce THE shock of the day at 15/1.
TIP: Barcelona to score three or more goals @ 77/100