Unlike Donald Trump’s attitude to the Paris climate agreement, there’s no way we’re pulling out of our weekly attempt to turn £10 to £1,000!
This week’s fabulous five-fold gets a final shot of club football before its summer recess as the Champions League final takes over Cardiff on Saturday. Not to worry though, there’s more sport than a British politician can count to fill up our betslip.
We got the opening British and Irish Lions game, glorious GAA Championship action and rip-roaring drama from the Epsom Derby completing a punting line-up more stacked than the Glastonbury Festival.
So if you want to land a grand in the hand, here’s how you do it…
Starting with Saturday’s main event and we’re going with Juventus to claim a first Champions League title in 21 years against Real Madrid. Juve have only conceded three goals in the tournament and, like our football ambassador Didi Hamann, we’re fancying them to shut out the Spanards and claim the trophy in the 90 minutes.
Next, we’re tipping Cliffs Of Moher to climb his way to victory in the Epsom Derby. A good winner at Chester on his seasonal debut -for which he should come on a tonne – and he looks the pick of O’Brien’s runners with Ryan Moore in the plate.
For those who fancy an early start on Saturday, we reckon the Lions will start their tour of New Zealand with a whimper, by failing cover the (+34.0) handicap against the New Zealand Barbarians. It may take them time to find their feet as a team and while you’d imagine they’ll claim victory, don’t expect to see the points racking up on Saturday morning.
Leaving Saturday behind, Páirc Esler in Newry is our first port of call for the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final clash between Down and Armagh on Sunday. The Orchard County were desperately unlucky not to be promoted to Division 2 of the National League having been denied by a last second goal from Tipperary, while Down were very fortunate not to suffer back-to-back relegations.
We’re going to stick with Armagh to do the business, even without manager Kieran McGeeney as he’s currently serving a 12-week suspension.
Last but not least, we’re going for Clare to pick up their first Munster Hurling Championship since 2013 by downing Limerick with more than three points to spare at Semple Stadium. This one may not reach the heights of Cork and Tipperary a few weeks ago, but Clare have been operating at a higher level than their neighbours in the League this year and should be able to beat the spread on Sunday.
- Juventus to beat Real Madrid – 19/10
- Armagh to win an Ulster battle with Down – evens
- New Zealand Barbarians (+34.0) v the British and Irish Lions – 10/11
- Clare (-3.0) v Limerick – evens
- Cliffs Of Moher to tower over the field in the Epsom Derby– 4/1
* All prices correct that time of posting.