I USUALLY start looking at the weekend card on a Tuesday when the RFO traps and pick my weekend selections between then and Friday night.
That’s three or four days of poring over the fixtures, picking out teams, crossing them off, constantly changing my mind and eventually coming up with my tops tips.
I don’t like going away during the football season but a chance to spend the weekend at Augusta was too difficult to pass up so this weekend’s tips were researched and picked out in the space of a couple of hours on Wednesday – and then I had to write up my Daily Record columns before flying off.
So bear that in mind when choosing to back them this weekend. My selections are mainly based on form and I’ve not been able to check team news. This may be the way to go – we’ll see. Prices were correct on Wednesday.
My Super Single is Motherwell draw no bet at Partick because the price is as high as 5-2. They could win with confidence soaring after a midweek 5-0 win at St Mirren but Thistle are a stuffy outfit and I’m happy to keep the draw on side.
The Top Treble, partly due to time restrictions, is simply Celtic at Inverness, Arsenal at Burnley and Rangers at home to Raith on Sunday.
My Euro treble features PSG at Bastia in the French League Cup Final. PSG lost to the Corsican side in the league in January and lost the toss for the right to host the big game but should win the cup. Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit a hat-trick against St Etienne in midweek and is the man to back to score first again.
Add Juventus at Parma and Real Madrid -2 at home to Eibar.
Here are the top tips and remember to do the shop tips for low stakes.
3pts Super Single
Motherwell draw no bet
3pts Top Treble
Rangers (3.0, Sun)
(5-2, McBookie, bet365)
(7-1, McBookie, BetVictor)
3pts Euro Treble
Paris St Germain (8.0)
Real Madrid -2 (3.0)
(5-2, McBookie, bet365)
Both to score
Forfar v Airdrie
Derby v Brentford (12.15)
Swindon v Peterborough
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
Fourfold 14-1, McBookie, BetVictor
West Ham v Stoke
Nottm Forest v Huddersfield
Preston v Bristol City
Dundee Utd v Hamilton
Perm any 2, 3 and 4 (11 bets)
Fourfold 145-1, bet365
April Super Single record
9 bets (5 winners, 4 losers)
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