Barcelona top the betting boards at 6/10

Many soccer fans are waiting for the kings of European football to be crowned following the Champions League final.

As far as the betting market is concerned, Barcelona are favoured to lift the trophy with a quote of 6/10 about their chances of claiming the win inside 90 minutes.

A draw is 3/1, which may offer some value, while Juventus, who are also looking at claiming a treble to end their season, are given at 47/10.

As far as the winning margins are concerned, Barcelona are 5/2 to win by a single goal and 36/10 to win by two goals. Juventus are priced at 67/10 and 22/1 to win by one and two goals respectively.

Another market that has Barcelona as favourites is the first-to-score option, with the Catalans at 5/10 and Juventus 2/1.

The French Open comes to a conclusion this weekend and as far as the men’s draw is concerned, it’s a one horse race with Novak Djokovic priced at 3/10 at the semifinal stage to lift the trophy after Sunday’s final.

Stanislas Wawrinka is next best at 11/2 and the other two semifinalists, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, are at 8/1 and 22/1 respectively.

There’s sure to be some interest in this weekend’s Canada Grand Prix as the Formula One circus moves to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Last time out, there was drama as Lewis Hamilton’s chances were scuppered by his own team as Mercedes erred in their strategy and, in so doing, handed the race in Monaco to team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton is a 6/10 favourite for this weekend with his team-mate at 15/10. Sebastian Vettel is next best at 8/1, Kimi Raikkonen is 22/1 and you can just about write your own ticket for the rest of the field.

World golf’s elite are gearing up for the year’s second Major in a fortnight’s time with the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Rory McIlroy is priced as 9/2 favourite, although he could drift given his recent struggles and missed cuts.

Masters winner Jordan Spieth is next best at 8/1.

But there is some real value on a number of other entrants, with Dustin Johnson a lively contender at 20/1 following his performances in recent weeks, including victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and a tied-sixth finish at the Masters.

Looking further down the betting board and another name that caught my eye, particularly now that he has managed to get his putter warmed up, is Zach Johnson, who is offered at 80/1 and could be worth a small investment.

Of the South Africans involved, Charl Schwartzel is the best priced at 50/1 while Louis Oosthuizen and Ernie Els are 66/1 and 125/1 respectively. The balance of South Africa’s entrants are on offer at long odds.





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