Betting Round-Up: Back Chelsea & Bayern Munich for wins and back the solid favourite at the Crucible

Double-seeking Chelsea seriously damaged Spurs morale with a 4-2 win in their FA Cup semifinal at Wembley. Buoyed by that spectacular result against their London rivals, the Blues can edge further clear of Spurs in their quest of the Premier League title by beating mid-table Southampton on Tuesday. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both enjoyed a mini-breather on Saturday, languishing on the bench until the second half. With Chelsea’s top scoring duo set to return, the 5-4 available with Corals for HT-FT Chelsea win against the Saints at Stamford Bridge under lights is recommended.

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Spurs, on the other hand, saw their FA Cup hopes disappear, despite outplaying Chelsea for long periods. Depressed by their cup defeat, Spurs will struggle to beat Crystal Palace in the London derby. Sam Allardyce’s improving side, have already exposed Arsenal’s limitations with an easy 3-0 win and can put a serious spanner in Spurs’ title hopes. Here the Palace handicap +1 at 7-5 with Bet365 can pay dividends.

Across London on Wednesday, Arsenal versus Leicester could see plenty of goals. There have been over 2.5 goals in Arsenal’s last six Premier League 6 games, while the reigning PL champions (we can say that for a few more weeks) have scored at least twice in their last seven PL matches. Therefore, irrespective of what happens in Arsenal’s cup semi on Sunday, the BTTS Yes at 6-11 looks very good with 188 bet.

In massive understatement, it’s hard to see many goals when Middlesboro host Sunderland in the North East Derby. The two lowest scoring sides in the Premier League are both doomed to relegation –  BTTS NO at 11-10 with Bet Victor is the obvious play.

Meanwhile in Germany, it’s cup semifinals week as cup holders Bayern aim to bounce back by beating bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund in Munich to seal a spot in the final.

Bayern are still feeling cheated after losing 4-2 after extra time to Real Madrid in the Champions League, following numerous debatable decisions by Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai and his officials in the Bernabeu — sending off Arturo Vidal and allowing Ronaldo a couple of offside goals ) to turn the decisively tide in Real’s favour.

But bank on Bayern at 8-13 on home soil with Corals to edge past Dortmund and keep their domestic double hopes alive.

In the other semi, Borussia Monchengladbach (evens with Betfred) should have too much class for Eintracht Frankfurt and line up a mouthwatering clash with Bayern in Berlin next month.

Over to the Crucible in Sheffield, the World Snooker championships are into a second week. The scrap for the snooker world title is definitely a marathon and not a sprint. If it were down to pure talent alone, the brilliant five-time World champion Ronnie O’Sullivan would win every tournament easily. However, the grinder and ultra-consistent World Number One Mark Selby is the best match player day in, day out and can retain his title at 100-30 with Marathon Bet.