The Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park takes place on Saturday (BBC1 Scotland, 3pm) with Celtic and Hearts set to do battle.

There is a marked discrepancy with the bookmakers as to how straightforward a task this is for the Bhoys. Celtic are a best price 2/9 (Betvictor) to lift the trophy, while Hearts are 9/2 (Bet365). The 90-minute betting has Celtic at 2/5, a draw 4/1 and the Jambos 17/2.

At the time of writing, the first goalscorer prices are not available but other markets include over 2.5 goals at 3/4 and under at 11/10; Celtic with a -1 handicap 21/20 (Betfred) with a tie 13/5 (Betway) and Hearts +1 12/5 (Bet365) and the Bhoys to win to nil is at 23/20 (Ladbrokes) while the Jambos are 16/1 (Ladbrokes). Celtic are mopping up silverware with monotonous regularity but Hearts can offer stubborn resistance before bowing to the inevitable. Prediction: Celtic 1 Hearts 0.

The final of the Scottish Premiership play-offs begins with the first leg tonight (Thursday) at Tannadice Park (BT Sport 1, 7.45pm). The bookies believe this will be a tight contest as illustrated by their ‘to qualify (for the Premiership)’ prices of Dundee United 10/11 (Bet365) and St Mirren 11/10 (Skybet/Hills). The Terrors are 5/4 to build up a first-leg lead, a draw is 23/10 and the Buddies 12/5 (Hills).

The all-London Europa League final is being held in the close proximity of Baku on Wednesday (BT Sport 2, 8pm) and the layers edge towards Chelsea as the cup winners. The Blues are 7/10 (Unibet) to claim the trophy while Arsenal are 6/5. The Pensioners are 7/5 (Unibet/Betfred) to win in 90 minutes, a draw is 12/5 (Bet365/Boylesports) and the Gunners 9/4 (Betfred). Total goals are under 2.5 5/6 and over even money.

Formula 1 moves to Monaco this weekend and although the world-famous street circuit has been known to throw up shock results, the bookmakers cannot look past Mercedes dominating the event.

Lewis Hamilton is 5/4 to win the race, team-mate Valtteri Bottas is 5/2, Jos Verstappen 4/1, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel both 16/1, Pierre Gasly 20/1 (Spreadex) while it is a colossal 1000/1 and bigger the rest.

If there is ever to be a race in the calendar where carnage ensues then this is it but the cars are notoriously (perhaps to the point of boringly) reliable in this day and age and Ladbrokes predict that of the 20 starters, 16 are likely to complete the race; both under and over 15.5 total finishers in the race are priced up at 10/11.