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Laverkusen's Leon Bailey and Dortmund's Christian Pulisic square off in Bundesliga

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS
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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Tomorrow (Saturday April 21) some cracking football matches are lined up across the top leagues. JustBet will be highlighting two of the very best for you. Firstly, we take you to Wembley Stadium in England where Manchester United face off with Tottenham Hotspurs in the FA Cup semi-finals, after which we take you eastward to Germany to witness Jamaica's “wonder boy” Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen and engaging American “teenage star”, Christian Pulisic and his Dortmund team.

Really! Really Man United? Demolished Man City away from home and then lose at home to the bottom club? Man United now have a chance to put a strange week behind them when they meet Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals for a chance to make their second final in three seasons, while Tottenham will be looking to make their first FA Cup final of the 21st century.

Tottenham were impressive when brushing aside Swansea 3-0 in Wales to reach this point for the second-straight season. Meanwhile, Manchester United were equally impressive in reaching this stage using their second-string team to blow away the likes of Brighton, Huddersfield and Derby County.

This will be United's 29th appearance in the FA Cup semi-final, equalling a record Arsenal set last season, while Tottenham have lost each of their last seven FA Cup semi-final ties, the longest such run in the competitions history. Also, Man United have won each of their last three FA Cup ties against Tottenham (1997, 2008 and 2009); last time they lost to them was in a third-round replay in January 1980.

My betting tip? Both teams to score and Tottenham to win

The JustBet odds on the match are as follows:

Manchester United to win, $3.30, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,300.

Tottenham to win $2.18, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,180.

Odds of a draw, $3.35, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,350.

Odds on the home team (Manchester United) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $22.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $22,000.

Odds on the away team (Tottenham) winning the game 1-3 at full time, $30.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $30,000.

Odds on the game drawing 1-1, at full time, $5.75, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $5,750.

For the second all-action game on Saturday at 11:30 am local time, we hurry over to Germany to witness a thriller as two of football's brightest talents will go head to head. It's Jamaican Leon Bailey versus American Christian Pulisic.

Its fourth against third as they are on 51 points each, there's bound to be fireworks when two of the Bundesliga's best attacks go head to head in a top four clash fighting to cement a Champion's League place. It has not been a good week for Dortmund, who not only head into this short on confidence after last weekend's 2-0 defeat away to Schalke, but also without striker Michy Batshuayi, who is ruled out for the rest of the season, which leaves the bulk of the attacking threat on the young shoulders of Christian Pulisic. Despite been trashed 2-6 by Bayern Munich in the DFB Cup semi-final on Tuesday, Leverkusen's mood is more positive after they were impressive in back to back 4-1 wins over fellow top four contenders in the last two weeks. There hasn't been a 0-0 draw between them since 1986, and with the pair boasting two of the best offenses, this doesn't look to start now as only Bayern Munich has scored more goals them in the league this season.

You will truly be entertained by these two German big hitters on Saturday, so relax, kick back and enjoy the game and JUST BET and win with us.

My prediction: Both teams to score, and over 2.5 goals in the game

The odds are as follows:

Dortmund to win, $2.25, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,250.

Leverkusen to win, $2.85, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,850.

Odds of a draw, $3.50, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,500.

Odds on the home team (Dortmund) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $35.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $35,000.

Odds on the away team (Leverkusen) winning the game 1-3 at full time, $14.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $14,000.

Odds on the game drawing 2-2, at full time, $14.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $14,000.

Bets can be placed at any of the over 100 JustBet locations island-wide. Persons can visit JustBetJA.com for verification of odds and a full array of betting options.

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