THE race for the Premier League is gathering pace and on Friday night there is a massive game between Norwich and Middlesbrough.
My first thought was to back the Canaries and after checking team news I believe they’ll win with key man Bradley Johnson back.
Norwich have won their last five and are a best 11-10 with the likes of William Hill. At that price it could be better to side with both to score as Middlesbrough, in particular, will need to go for the win. That pays 24-23 at 888sport.
In League One promotion-chasing Preston face a trick trip to Port Vale and elsewhere there are the usual Friday fixtures from the likes of the Jupiler League, French Ligue 2 and the League of Ireland.
Eintracht Frankfurt face Borussia M’gladbach, Marseille tackle Nantes and Levante host Espanyol is the bigger games.
My focus is on my Saturday Daily Record column but I’ve had a look at the main games and over 2.5 goals at Eintracht looks a decent bet at 7-10 with Ladbrokes. It’s come up in Eintracht’s last seven and the game should be win for Borussia for the fifth time in seven visits to Frankfurt.
Over 2.5 goals at Cambuur-Excelsior in Holland looks likely but for the Super Single I’m taking a stats-based bet. French title challengers Marseille have won just once in 10 visits to Nantes and have won just one of their last four. Nantes not to lose pays 20-23 at boylesports and that’s the Super Single.
Thursday’s Super Single was both to score at Dynamo Kiev-Fiorentina and it came in thanks to a 90th-minute equaliser by the Italians.
Wolfsburg beat the double as they were hammered by Napoli while Sevilla came from behind to edge out Zenit with Carlos Bacca on target as I predicted.
2pt Super Single
Nantes not to lose (7.30pm)
1pts Goals Treble
Eintracht v Borussia over 2.5 goals (7.30pm)
Cambuur v Excelsion over 2.5 goals (7pm)
Norwich v Middlesbrough over 1.5 goals (7.45pm)
April Super Single Record
15 bets (8 winners, 7 losers)