Cup Final betting

Last updated : 28 May 2009 By Punters Pal
Now, I've said before, but I'll say it again. BE CAREFUL. Check whether your bet is 90 mins or for the whole occasion. Many punters find out on the Monday they had a 90 minute loser that came good in extra time. If you are not sure, ask.

90 Minute betting is still tight. 1/3(skybet) for Rangers, 4/1 (generally) the draw, 12/1(boylesports) Falkirk. I'll be checking the HT-FT markets though. 5/6 (papdypower) seems a decent price for Rangers-Rangers, 7/2 (generally) for the draw-Rangers is not too bad either. 15/2 (corals) for the draw-draw, or 25/1 (skybet) for Falkirk-draw also seem decent enough.

First scorer is always interesting. Boyd, again, is clear favourite, at 10/3 (stanjames,betfred), Miller is 9/2 (paddypower,skybet,hills), with Lafferty a decent shout at 7/1 (skybet,extrabet). Other bigger prices worth a look are Bougherra 40/1 (extrabet), Papac 50/1, (extrabet) or Whittaker at 25/1 (generally).

The correct score is always a tough one. How likely was 3-0 last week? 11/1 was the price. It's 15/2 (bet365,bluesq,888,hills) this week . Also worth a look are 3-1 at 11/1 (skybet,extrabet), 4-0 (14/1 generally) and 3-2 at 33/1 (generally).

Being a cup final, there are a few not so obvious markets. Oddschecker gives a decent rundown of them. Some are : Boyd to score a hat-trick (20/1 bluesq,stanjames,888), Rangers to win on penalties 18/1 (bluesq,888), Woodwork to be hit none (10/11), once (2/1), Twice (9/2), three or more (15/2) all at Ladbrokes, an Own Goal to be scored (7/1 at Paddypower), Falkirk to score first but not to win (11/2 bluesq,888).

At Wembley Chelsea are 4/9 (extrabet) to life the cup, Everton are 2/1 (bet365). You can get 3/4 (bluesq,888) for Chelsea to win in 90 mins, 13/5 the draw (365,betfred,sky) or 9/2 for Everton (skybet,coral,hills).

A Rangers-Chelsea 90 minute double is 5/4 at Boylesports,betfred,paddypower,or hills.

Boylesports and Betfred also do next celtc manager. How about Gary McAllister at 100/1, Liam Brady (80/1), or Sven Goran Eriksson at 66/1 ?

Whatever you do, happy punting, and enjoy the close season!