IT was a dramatic day in England on Easter Monday with Man City losing to Crystal Palace and the race for the Championship hotting up.
One of the play-off contenders who won were Derby to bring up the Super Single at 13-10. My 4pts bet should have made me 5.2pts profit but with Wigan making it tough for Steve McClaren’s I advised a 1pt cover on the home side not to lose at 4-1 so that comes off the overall figure.
I said the Premier League title was over even before this game and you can hand it to Chelsea right now.
Brentford beat the Top Treble as they left their comeback against Nottm Forest too late and my 1pt favourites line was beaten by Bury who let slip a 1-0 lead to surprisingly lose to Morecambe.
There’s one match in the English top flight and QPR will tempt many at Aston Villa after their stunning 4-1 weekend win at West Brom. Clubs don’t always play the same way two in a row but Rangers look big at 14-5 with bet365 and BetVictor although I’ll be on the safer bet of QPR not to lose at 4-5 with Coral.
You can back them not to lose at 13-17 with 888sport and in the Daily Record I’ve put up a daily double with MK Dons to sink Scunthorpe and that returns 2-1 at Ladbrokes.
In the Championship relegated Blackpool are at home to Reading and Charlton face Fulham. As well as the MK Dons match League One leaders Bristol City are in action at home to Swindon and Sheffield Utd entertain Doncaster.
I’ll post a separate preview of the Scottish Premiership games between Motherwell and St Mirren and Ross County v St Johnstone and on the contintent we have Fiorentina v Juventus in Coppa Italia and three La Liga clashes – Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad, Eibar v Malaga and Levante v Sevilla.
Monaco tackle Montpellier in Ligue 1 and and there are two German Cup games – Wolfsburg v Freiburg and Dortmund v Hoffenheim – as well as Irish games among others.
There’s a lot I like today but of course it doesn’t mean to say any or all of them will come in. For the Super Single I’m standing by Ross County draw no bet at 19-20 and the reasoning is on the Scottish tips thread.
For big hitters I’d suggest a treble of Atletico Madrid against a side improving but still rocky on the road. There are no suggestions Dortmund or Wolfsburg will play weakened teams so back them in their respective cup ties.
I’m doing a trixie for the Top Treble and backing Motherwell, League One champions-elect Bristol City at home to Swindon and Malaga at an Eibar side without a win in 11. All three singles are better than evens.
For the goals treble I’m starting at Charlton v Fulham which has gone over 2.5 goals in the last six meetings. Add Wolfsburg v Freiburg and this should go over 2.5 with ease if the home side as has been suggested are at full strength.
Complete the treble with Fiorentina v Juventus in the second leg of their cup clash. Juve trail 2-1 so will have to push for the victory in Florence and that should result in an open game. Villa-QPR should also go over for anyone fancies that one – games at Villa Park are often low scoring but the last five playings of this fixture have gone over 2.5.
4pts Super Single
Ross County draw no bet (7.45pm)
1pt Trixie (four bets)
Fourfold pays 12-1, Betfred
Over 2.5 Goals Treble
Charlton v Fulham
Fiorentina v Juventus
Wolfsburg v Freiburg
(5-1, BetVictor, Betfred)
Super Single April record
5 bets (3 losers, 2 winners)
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