It is Cup Final weekend in the 2015/16 season and it is the ultimate European mix, with the English, French, German and Italians cups all due to be played on Saturday. There are some exceptional games taking place with Manchester United and Crystal Palace facing off at Wembley, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund battling in Berlin and Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus contesting the Coppa Italia in Rome. A fantastic weekend of Cup Final football in prospect.

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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United  - BBC One - Saturday 21st May 2016 at 17:30

Crystal Palace face off against Manchester United at Wembley in the final of the 2016 FA Cup, in a match that could ultimately decide whether Louis Van Gaal remains at United for the start of next season.

Palace come into this match in mixed form overall and will be looking to better their mixed form in this huge Cup tie.  They did end the Premier League season with a 4-1 defeat against Southampton but having rested players for this huge match and with little to play for in terms of Premier League positioning it is a gamble that was worth the price.

They finished on 42 points from their 38 matches and finished 24 points behind Manchester United who also failed to secure Champions League qualification on goal difference.

Palace have won all of their 5 matches in the FA Cup this season, with four of their five matches against Premier League opposition, so they have done it the hard way and as a result are just one match away from winning the competition for the first time in their history.

They have been excellent in this seasons competition and have yet to lose a match but they face a United side that have not lost in a competitive fixture against the Eagles since 1991.

Crystal Palace remain the underdogs at 17/4 with Connor Wickham the favourite to score first for Palace at 15/2.

Could this be Louis Van Gaal's last game in charge
Could this be Louis Van Gaal's last game in charge?

Manchester United come into this match looking to win their first FA Cup since 2004 and go some way to securing manager Louis Van Gaal's future at the club for one more season, this following a disappointing finish in the Premier League.

United come into this match in great domestic form and will be looking to maintain that in this huge cup tie against Crystal Palace. It's not unfair to say this is the biggest match in United's season and it is make or break both for the club and for manager Louis Van Gaal.

They won their last match in fine style, winning the rearranged fixture against Bournemouth 3-1 but that was not enough to move above Manchester City into the Champions League places and they will be ruing the defeat against West Ham where they were 2-1 up and see that match as the one that lost them a seat at Europe's top table.

The Jose Mourinho rumours will not go away and even a win in this show piece final may not be enough to save the Dutchman, with the style of football played under the manager a huge talking point and speculation has suggested that a number of players in the squad and prospective signings are unwilling to play under Van Gaal.

United have won 5 and drawn 1 of their 6 matches in the FA Cup this season and are one huge result away from winning the competition for the first time since 2004, a very long time for a club of United's standing.

United are the favourites at 3/4 with Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney the first to score at 9/2.

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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport Europe - Saturday 21st May 2016 - 19:00

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The final will be contested at the Olympiastadion

Bayern Munich face off against Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion in Berlin in the final of the 2016 German DFB Pokal, in a match that has added significance after Mats Hummels revealed he will be joining Bayern this summer.

Bayern come into this match in good form in the Bundesliga and will be looking to maintain that excellent form in this huge Cup tie.  They have won five and drawn one of their last six matches and despite being neck and neck with Dortmund in the Bundesliga for some time they easily managed to win the league, with the final margin a huge ten points.

This will be manager Pep Guardiola's last match in charge of Bayern Munich and he will be desperate to sign off with a league and cup double to his name. He will be disappointed at the manner of the exit in the Champions League but with three consecutive league titles to his name he can hold his head high.

Bayern have won all 5 of their matches in the DFB Pokal this season and are just one match away from winning the competition for the third time in four years and the second time in the Pep Guardiola era.

They have been excellent in this seasons competition and have yet to lose a match but they face a Dortmund side that did hold them to a draw in their last meeting and they will be keen to avenge the league failures.

Bayern Munich are the favourites in this final and are at 1/1 on to win with Robert Lewandowski the first to score at 7/2.

This will be Hummels final match for Dortmund against new club Bayern
This will be Hummels final match for Dortmund against new club Bayern

Borussia Dortmund come into this match looking to avenge not only the loss of the Bundesliga title but they will also be wanting to put right the result in last seasons DFB Pokal where they lost to Wolfsburg in the final.

Dortmund come into this match in mixed domestic form and will be looking to improve on that in this huge cup tie against foes Bayern Munich. They were unable to win their last two Bundesliga matches and drew against Cologne and lost to Eintracht Frankfurt but by then they had nothing to play for anyway.

Dortmund have won all 5 of their matches in the DFB Pokal this season and are one huge result away from winning the competition for the fourth time in their history. They are the underdogs heading into this fixture but they know this match will be played at a neutral ground and this may work in their favour.

They have played nearly all of their matches away from home this season and this will stand them in good stead against a Bayern side that have poached a significant number of players from them. With Lewandowski, Gotze and now Hummels making the switch from Dortmund to Munich they will be keen to make sure Bayern do not win this match as well as the Bundesliga.

They are the underdogs in this tie and to secure the win they are 13/5 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 11/2.

AC Milan vs Juventus - Sky Sports 2 - Saturday 21st May 2016 - 19:45

Carlos Bacca is the dangerman for AC Milan
Carlos Bacca is the danger man for AC Milan

AC Milan face off against Juventus at Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the final of the 2016 Coppa Italia, in a match that sees two of Italy's giants face off in a mouth watering match to end the season.

Milan come into this match in mixed form in Serie A and will be looking to better that excellent form in this huge Cup tie.  They have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six matches and it is this level of inconsistency that has epitomised their last few seasons, they ended the season in a disappointing 7th position and will be looking to win Italy's only cup competition to salvage something from their season.

They face off against the four time Serie A winners Juventus and this huge fixture is contested between arguably Italy's two biggest sides. There has been inevitable comparisons in the fortunes of Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba of Juventus, both of whom will have the deciding say on where this final will go.

Milan have won all 6 of their matches in the Coppa Italia this season and are just one match away from winning the competition for the first time in thirteen years having last won it back in the 2002/03 season.

They have been excellent in this seasons competition and have yet to lose a match but they face a Juventus side that have beaten them in their last seven consecutive matches and they will be looking to avoid defeat number eight.

AC Milan remain underdogs and are at 9/2 with Carlos Bacca at 8/1 to score first.

Can Juventus cap off the season with a league and cup double.
Can Juventus cap off the season with a league and cup double.

Juventus come into this match looking to make it a league and cup double this season and will look to end the season on a winning note in what has been another incredible season for the Old Lady.

Juventus come into this match in excellent domestic form and will be looking to maintain that in this huge cup tie against foes AC Milan. They did manage to lose their penultimate game against Verona away but they managed to win Serie A convincingly by a margin of 9 points in the end, winning an incredible 26 of their last 28 matches in the league.

Juventus have won all 4 of their matches in the Coppa Italia this season and are one huge result away from winning the competition for the second successive year. They are the overwhelming favourites heading into this fixture but they know that complacency could be their undoing and will be motivated to end the season with a league and cup double.

They will be looking to add to an incredible 10 Coppa Italia wins and they are the record holders in this competition, they have won it the most times and have also been finalists 16 times.

Juventus remain favourites and are at 4/6 with Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala at 7/2. 

Today's Selections

Tip 1 – United to win 3-2 @ 40/1 and Anthony Martial to score first @ 6/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 11/1 and Marco Reus to score first @ 7/1

Tip 3 - 2-2 draw @ 11/1 and Mario Balotelli to score first @ 10/1

 

All Tips Courtesy Of Sky Bet.

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