Some major European competitions have games scheduled for this midweek, but in Spain and England the final stages of the national cups are about to crown their winners. In England, Liverpool takes on Blackburn in a rematch that the Reds are desperate to win after a rather disappointing season. They are favorites to prevail on the road but the odds are not that good, unless you are a new Betfair customer who benefits from odds of 3/1 for this outcome.

Those who already have an account with the world’s largest betting exchange can still have their accumulator wagers refunded if they lose on a single event. This is a part of the Both Teams to Score ACCA insurance, a campaign that demands players to have at least four games added on the same betting slip, with odds exceeding 4/1.

Meanwhile, in the Iberian Peninsula Barcelona is cruising towards another title, as it has a comfortable lead over Real Madrid. The Catalans are overwhelming favorites to win today against Almeria and that’s why the odds are ridiculously low, but Ladbrokes has greatly increased the value offered on Messi to score first.

Punters will now benefit from odds of 11/4 up to 9/4 and the bookmaker has a similar offer for those who plan on betting on the FA cup match. Sterling to score the opening goal will result in odds of 6/1 up from 9/2 and the best part is that these two promotions can be used in conjunction.