YOU know your luck’s out when a keeper backheels an injury-time winner to beat your Top Treble.
That amazing goal cost PSV a win at Den Haag and while I was laughing about it at the time I was less amused when my other picks Eastleigh and Forest Green won.
My Super Single was Ross County draw no bet at St Johnstone so it was stakes back on that and no damage done.
For a night of so many matches I didn’t put up much and that’s the way to go with the League Cup matches which produced their usual array of shocks.
Well done to everyone who put up team news and I thought some of the comments were superb and just what we want to see. The site’s never about me alone and it’s great to see so many good contributions.
There are three more Scottish Premiership matches tonight and I’ve posted a separate preview explaining why I’ll be all over Celtic at Kilmarnock and Hearts at home to St Johnstone.
In the League Cup ties there are three more matches – Crewe Alexandra v Preston, Oldham v Middlesbrough and Portsmouth v Derby and while I’ll have a look at team news I’d be more inclined to take on league games in countries such as Holland, Northern Ireland, Austria and Switzerland.
I know I was reluctant to back anyone in the League Cup yesterday but tonight I’m willing to take a chance on Derby who have a big enough squad to cope with making changes.
Paul Clement’s side travel to Plymouth and while he will make changes it’s players o the quality of the likes of Darren Bent, Anders Weimann and Simon Dawkins who will come in. Midfielders Will Hughes and Craig Bryson are injured.
Pompey boss Paul Cook will rest some ahead of a League trip to rivals Plymouth on Saturday and he doesn’t have the depth of squad possessed by Derby.
Preston are rotating for their trip but Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says he will play his strongest side. That goes against what he said after the 0-0 draw at Preston Sunday but if he’s true to his word Boro should be backed.
So I’ll kick of the Top Treble with Derby, take Celtic for reasons stated elsewhere and complete the line with Basel at home to Thun in the Swiss league.
Basel have won four out of four in the league while Thun have taken just one point from their four outings and conceded 11 goals. They have however battled through to the Europa League play-offs.
Swiss No.1 Basel have also succeeded in Europe and beat Lech Poznan to make the Champions League play-off round. Another Swiss side who should win are Young Boys at home to Lugano.
Anyone who wants to double those odds can add Zwolle to beat Cambuur in Holland. PEC have won their last 11 home games against their rivals and while they have made many changes to their squad they should beat a side whose priority will be to stay up.
I was looking at the Irish games but linfieldaces has put up some good comments and his top tips ates are Linfield, Portadown and Cliftonville.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do today.
1pt Super Single
Juanma (Hearts) to score (7.45pm)
2.1pts Daily Double
Celtic -1 (7.45pm)
(2-1, Ladbrokes, bet365)
2pts Top Treble
August Super Single record
9 bets (5 winners, 4 losers)
17 bets (6 winners, 11 losers)
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