IT wasn’t as easy as the 3-1 scoreline suggests but Watford landed the Super Single with a vital win at Nottingham Forest.
Burton beat the Top Treble with a disappointing draw at home to Carlisle on a night when Porto shocked Bayern Munich in the Champions League and we should see a thriller in Munich in the return.
Barcelona look through after their 3-1 win away to PSG while in Scotland it took Celtic time to get going but in the end they notched the expected big win over Kilmarnock and Rangers’ draw at improving Livingston wasn’t a huge shock.
On Thursday there are four Europa League last-eight ties – Bruges v Dnipro, Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina, Sevilla v Zenit and Wolfsburg v Napoli. At first glance Sevilla and Wolfsburg look best bets but the Germans will be given a tougher test than Inter Milan provided them with in the previous round while Zenit will be tough to break down in Spain.
Sevilla are the only La Liga side unbeaten at home and will take great heart from fighting back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Barcelona at the weekend. Carlos Bacca has been a standout this season and I like him at 1-1 with William Hill to score.
Wolfsburg disposed of Inter easily but were helped by some slapstick goalkeeping. Rafael Benitez’s side are more streetwise but the Germans have won their last nine at the VW Arena and will be tough to stop.
Bruges have a couple of injuries but should edge out Dnipro having yet to be beaten at home in any competition this season. They beat Besiktas home and away in the last round and were definitely a Super Single contender but as it’s as big as evens I’m going with both to score in Kiev.
Dynamo have netted in their last seven EL ties while the Italians have scored in all 10. Last time out the Ukrainians thumped Everton 5-2 in an incredibly open game that could have ended 8-5. Both should score here.
3pts Super Single
Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina btts (8.05pm)
1pt Daily Double
Sevilla, Wolfsburg (8.05pm)
April Super Single Record
14 bets (7 winners, 7 losers)