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Top 3 Sports Bets for This Weekend

Posted on | June 5, 2015 | No Comments

It’s turning out to be a great weekend for sport – the French Open, The Champions League final and the Canadian Grand Prix all happen this weekend, not to mention the Women’s World Cup that kicks off on Saturday as well.

We look at the three biggest events on this weekend as well as our recommended bets for them.

Roland Garros – Men’s Final: Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka

The men’s French Open will see a new champion this year as world number 1 Novak Djokovic takes on 2014 Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka.
Djokovic can become the eighth player in the history of the men’s game to win the Grand Slam with victory on Sunday having won Australia on five occasions, Wimbledon twice and the US Open once.The Serbian is a two-time runner-up here, losing to Rafael Nadal on both occasions. He also won the Australian Open at the start of the year, so would be the reigning champion of three of the four Grand Slams having won last year’s Wimbledon which he defends later this month.

Stanislas Wawrinka could be considered the fresher of the two as Djokovic’s semi-final rolled into Saturday, taking an additional set-and-a-half to see off Andy Murray. The weather was cool at least for the 28-year-old who had won his first five matches in straight sets before needing five to see off Britain’s number one.

The Swiss number two has only dropped a set in round two and in his semi-final win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, though has been taken to tie breaks by both the latter and Roger Federer.

This could be one of the last opportunities for Novak Djokovic to complete the career Grand Slam and we don’t see him letting down. The odds aren’t great but we see the Serbian winning this none-the-less.

Best bet: Novak Djokovic to win 1/7 Sky Bet

Champions League Final – Barcelona vs Juventus

One of these two sides will complete an historic treble having both won their domestic leagues and cups this season.

Juventus are surprise finalists having eliminated Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco and Real Madrid to reach the final.

Barcelona are many people’s favourites in Luis Enrique’s debut season as manager at Camp Nou. They have comfortably seen off Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich to reach their fourth final in the past 10 years. That was after winning of their six group stage matches.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar – we see the Barcelona front three being too good for even this solid Juventus defence. Barcelona will dominate possession and territory, and despite the Italian side offering threat on the counter-attack we the pressure from the Catalans to be too overwhelming for the underdogs.

Best bet: Barcelona to win 8/13 Sky Bet

Formula 1 – Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is looking to bounce back after failing to win either of the last two Grand Prixs, having started the season by winning three of the last four.

The Brit, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have accounted for 17 of the 18 podium finishes in the first six races this season but the wet weather in Canada this weekend good throw a spanner into the works of that trend.

Hamilton was the fastest in practice on Saturday but did crash in the rain.

If there’s one driver who is capable of splitting the top three this weekend, it’s Ferrari’s number two Kimi Raikkonen who was third-fastest in practice. The Finn is good odds to finish on the podium.

Best bet: Kimi Raikkonen to finish podium: 5/2 Sky Bet



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