UEFA Champions League final Manchester United and Barcelona

May 10, 2011 6:00 AM


With no Euro or World Cup coming up because it’s an odd numbered year, our summer fix of soccer will end with the UEFA Champions League final of Manchester United and Barcelona. The Hilton posted odds on the match immediately following their semifinal matches last week with Barcelona being a huge -200 favorite to win outright over the mighty Red Devils.

Although soccer doesn’t generate the volume of other major sports, the last Cup action in June and July of 2010 were pretty large and the few hundred thousand in handle, and 16% win, will be missed during those months when baseball is the main source of action.

June and July are usually the toughest months a sports book has with forecasted win being more unpredictable than any other set of months.