For Irish sports fans, gambling on football is as much to do with the English and Scottish game as it is their own domestic leagues. The club football season in Europe is nearly over, and last weekend saw a remarkable climax to the English Premiership which was eventually only settled in the very last minute of extra time. There’s no doubt that a number of football gambling fans were biting their nails right to the end. Next on the agenda for football gambling fans has got to be the European Cup final on Saturday between Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Bayern are currently odds-on favourites with both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes at 4/5 and 3/4 respectively, and both have Chelsea at 10/3. As with most sports gambling opportunities, there are a huge range of alternative bets on offer for this important match including score prediction, full time and half time, and first goal scorer. This summer also has an added bonus for football gambling fans, with the European Championships starting in June. All the major bookmakers are already offering odds on the first round matches, so if the result of the European Cup is does not ring any bells why not look forward to the international games. First game for Ireland is against Croatia on June 10th, and again both of our most popular online sports bookmakers are offering similar odds on an Ireland win in their first game of the tournament, at 5/2 and 12/5. For many of us, gambling on football tends to fade from our minds at the end of the domestic club season, but this year there are a wealth of football gambling opportunities to be had during this tournament, with the added bonus that almost all the games will be televised live.