IT’S always disappointing to lose a Super Single but Thursday’s felt like it was beaten by a referee’s mistake. So now I know how Celtic are feeling after their weekend injustice.
The decision to send off Dynamo Kiev’s Jermaine Lens for a first-half dive when he seemed to win a penalty was harsh and there and then I felt my both teams to score tip was down.
Fiorentina netted quickly against 10 men and to be fair to Kiev they gave it a go in the final 10 minutes and came close to scoring three or four times before the Italians sealed a 2-0 win in injury time.
I correctly predicted both to score at Napoli and Zenit but the prices were nowhere evens and also suggested no to both to score at Dnipro – so it was ironic the one I chose for the Super Single was the only loser. Thanks ref!
On Friday there is one game in Scotland and I’ll have a separate preview on Hamilton v Motherwell and there are the usual goal-laden lower-league games in Holland to look at.
Big games elsewhere are Mainz v Schalke, Cordoba v Athletic Bilbao and Marseille v Lorient and at first glance nothing obvious shouts at me for any of those games.
My focus is now on my Saturday Daily Record column but I’ve had a quick look at Friday’s games and picked out a 1pt treble. I’m starting with Athletic Bilbaoa at a Cordoba side who haven’t won in 14 and whose last two at home finished in 2-0 defeats to Elche and Atletico Madrid.
Bilbao’s away record isn’t the best but Cordoba almost look down and out and the visitors should be good enough to pick up the points.
There has been a lot of talk on the site about Cork v Dundalk (second v first) and it should be a cracker.I was thinking draw but cheers to Harry for putting up stats that make both to score difficult to resist. He pointed out Cork have scored in their last 32 league home games and in their last six at game against the champions they’ve score 1, 2, 3, 3, 2 and 1. Both to score pays evens at Betfred.
Complete the treble with Swedish champions Malmo at Falkenberg. Malmo have started the season well and should easily beat a side they hammered 3-0 at home and 5-2 away last season. They are 1-2 at Betfred.
Motherwell draw no bet at 13-10 with McBookie and BetVictor is my Super Single and the reasoning for that is on the match preview post.
2.5pts Super Single
Motherwell draw no bet (7.45pm)
(13-10, McBookie, BetVictor)
1pt Top Treble
Athletic Bilbao (7.45pm)
Cork v Dundalk btts (7.35pm)
April Super Single Record
23 bets (12 winners, 11 losers)