May Fever: Latest Sporting Action, New Betting Sites and Offers

May 11, 2022

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Always an exciting month for sports fans, May 22 looks set to be no different. This coming weekend sees top class footballing fare – including the culmination of the most famous knockout cup competition in the world – and a cracking flat contest from Newbury on the racing front.

Here we take a closer look at what the weekend has in store, and pick out a couple of the best new player offers for those looking to place a bet on the action.

Saturday May 14 – Football: FA Cup Final

No side has ever had the chance of winning the quadruple so late into the season as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool outfit. Whilst the Premier League may have slipped a little further away following last weeks results, they do still have a shot, and with a Champion’s League Final slot booked, and the Carabao Cup already in the bag, this weekend sees Mo Salah and co take on Chelsea in the FA Cup Final. Always one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures of the season, the action gets underway at 16:45 on the famous Wembley turf.

Liverpool may be enjoying the better season overall, but there has been very little to split the sides in their clashes this term – the league encounters finishing in a 1-1 draw at Anfield and 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Then of course there was the epic Carabao Cup Final, which Liverpool eventually won 11-10 on penalties following a goalless ninety minutes and extra time. All of which points to a tense, tight, affair which may well go down to the wire. Betfred make Liverpool their 8/15 favourites to lift the trophy, with Chelsea available at 6/4 with the same firm.

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May 13 – 17: Football: Championship Play-off’s

Liverpool and Chelsea may be competing for the silverware, but for Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United the potential prize – in financial terms at least – is much greater than that. For they are the four sides who make up this seasons Championship Play-offs, with a place in the Premier League up for grabs.

This weekend sees the first leg of the semi-final ties, as Luton Town welcome Huddersfield Town to Kenilworth Road on Friday evening, and Nottingham Forest make the trip to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon - with the return fixtures taking place on Monday and Tuesday evening. For fans of full-blooded, high-pressure football, these games are simply not be missed. At 7/4 with Betfred, Nottingham Forest are favourites to be playing Premier League Football next season but face a tricky path to Wembley against the in-form Blades.

May 14 – Horse Racing: Lockinge Stakes

All eyes on the Sunbury-on-Thames venue of Newbury for the highlight of the weekends racing action, as the track plays host to its biggest flat contest of the season. Taking place over the 1m trip, this Group 1 affair, with £350,000 in total prize money up for grabs, invariably attracts the classiest performers from both sides of the Irish Sea.

2021 1000 Guineas winner Mother Earth heads up the Irish challenge this year, whilst Real World flies the flag for Saeed bin Suroor and the boys in blue of Godolphin. If the betting market is anything to go by though, this may be all about just one horse – the mightily impressive, Baeed. A perfect five from five in his debut season, including a pair of Group 1 successes in the Prix du Moulin and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, the William Haggas trained four-year-old makes his much-anticipated seasonal return in this, and rates the one they all have to beat. The mount of Jim Crowley is a 4/9 shot with Boylesports to confirm his star status.

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Best New Betting Sites & Offers

BetZone Welcome Offer

BetZone are one of the hottest new betting sites on the market, with an excellent site and sign-up offer to match. New customers who deposit and place five bets of £10 or more at minimum odds of Evs (2.0), will receive a £10 free bet. The placement of ten further bets meeting the above criteria will then trigger up to £50 in free bets, and 50 free casino spins. (see site for full list of terms and conditions.)

Luckland Welcome Offer

Another offer well worth signing up for is that available at new betting site, LuckLand. Simply sign up, deposit, and place a bet of £15 at odds of Evs (2.00) or higher in order to receive a £10 free bet. Note that free bet must be placed at odds of 4/5 (1.80) or greater, and that customers depositing via Skrill, Neteller or PayPal will not qualify for this deal.

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