IT was a fairly dramatic day in the Premier League with Arsenal thumping Liverpool and QPR walloping West Brom.
I know which one was the biggest surprise and for me QPR picked the wrong day to turn it on away from home to sink the Super Single.
Man United won convincingly and Chelsea kept on the title trail as it looks more likely Liverpool will miss out on a top-four position.
While I was disappointed with West Brom overall it was an OK day with the Euro Treble, 2+ goals treble and goals single all winning – with each of them featuring PSV who hammered Twente. With the shop tips I had two draws out of four and three aways out of four with a last-minute leveller for Montrose denying my four aways at 10-1.
Easter Sunday is a much quieter card but there are a few big teams in action including Real Madrid, Barcelona and the team that sit third in La Liga before the weekend’s action.
That team is Valencia and I’m taking them as the Super Single to beat Villarreal at home. Valencia have won seven in a row at the Mestalla in the league and four on the bounce with Villarreal visiting including 5-1 and 4-0 romps.
Villarreal remain a decent side but have suffered setbacks recently going out of the Europa League and Spanish Cup to Sevilla. They’ve won just one in six but three defeats were to Sevilla and one to Barcelona.
They are also missing some key men including skipper Bruno Soriano so form and stats points to a Valencia win and I’m going with that.
For the Top Treble I’m starting with Hertha Berlin at home to Paderborn. Hertha aren’t safe from the drop but two wins and two draws in the last four have moved them in the right direction. One of the points was picked up in a 2-2 with Schalke and that was a fine display.
A visit from second-bottom Paderborn gives them a great chance to bag another three points. Paderborn started the season well but in the last five they’ve scored none and conceded 15, losing four matches heavily.
They haven’t won or scored since mid-February and Hertha should edge this one at a best 1-1 with the likes of 888sport and William Hill.
Add Bordeaux at home to a Lens side with just one win in 11 as they become doomed to the drop. Bordeaux have been pretty strong at home all season and should bounce back from defeat last time out at Toulouse to keep the heat on the top four.
Complete the treble with Barcelona at Celta Vigo. Barca suffered a shock Nou Camp defeat to Celta back in November but are imperious form just now winning their last two against Real Madrid and Man City.
Barca have won their last five away from home, scoring 20 goals, and should be boosted by Lionel Messi starting after he missed Argentina’s two friendlies last week.
3pts Super Single
(11-10, William Hill)
1pt Top Treble
Hertha Berlin (4.30pm)
(4-1, McBookie, BetVictor)
Super Single April record
3 bets (2 losers, 1 winner)
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