Our bets of the weekend column brings you the best tips from a number of well-informed connections associated with BetPreviews.
Max Daly: Storm The Stars to win the 4.30 Epsom Saturday @ 20/1: Willie Haggas’ son of Sea The Stars can emulate his father and take the Investec Derby. The selection showed no signs of stopping when running out a convincing winner of a 1m 3f Listed contest at Goodwood last time out, leading us to believe that the Derby trip and Epsom’s unique contours will not hold any fear. Of his rivals, Golden Horn got the run of the race last time, Jack Hobbs looks to be too immature and Giovanni Canaletto would not go by at the Curragh. The selection has a live each way chance.
Fellix Hassler: Barcelona v Juventus to Draw @ 16/5: Juventus to frustrate the Catalans – at least in 90 minutes – is the value bet for Saturday’s final. Juve’s defence has been outstanding in Europe this term but they also created plenty of chances in their impressive two-legged victory over Real Madrid and could take Barca to extra time in Berlin.
Thomas Henry: England to beat Ireland @ Evens: Ireland would love to give this high-profile friendly their full attention, but they face a crunch Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Scotland less than a week later which could be a problem for Martin O’Neill when selecting his starting 11. England have played well in recent matches, winning seven of their last eight matches and look worthy favourites.