A LARGE chunk of my profit has been lost in the last few days but results have been poor in general.
I’d love to be in a position to see team line-ups before putting up tips but I’m not – but anyone having a bet can hold off although they could miss a price.
Wednesday was a perfect example as all three of my bets were losers even though I called the Hearts-Motherwell and ICT-Partick games correctly. While I fancied Hearts to win the Super Single I chose was Juanma to score and no one predicted the Spanish striker would be benched by Robbie Neilson who made a few changes.
Some firms void anytime scorer bets if a player doesn’t start and that can work both ways. My bet stood and while Juanma came on he only had 30 minutes to net and failed.
I had Hearts/Celtic -1 as a double and again I’d have shied away from the champions if I’d known Ronny Deila would start Efe Ambrose instead of Dedryck Boyata. He also left out Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong and Mikael Lustig and was minus banned Nadir Ciftci.
Ambrose wasn’t the sole culprit but with Saidy Janko making his debut the defence was a shambles and Killie could have scored four or five. To be fair Celtic missed their fair share of chances too and I’m sure watching Malmo boss Age Hareide won’t be fooled by the display.
It will be interesting to see Celtic’s line-up against Inverness on Saturday but the Highlanders are struggling to score and aren’t the side they were last season after losing several players.
Even with sold team news Derby let me down – and they should be beating a Portsmouth side who rested the bulk of their players. Derby were my only League Cup bet although I advised Middlesbrough if they were going strong as was suggested and I should have stayed away.
There is one League Cup tie on Thursday – Doncaster v Leeds – and if I’m tempted it will be a goals bet. Both managers are making changes with Leeds set to give debts to ex-Motherwell striker Lee Erwin and keeper Ross Turnbull.
Doncaster will be minus striker Danny N’Guessan but Paul Keegan could return after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury and hitman Nathan Tyson is in contention for a start.
Elsewhere there’s nothing major happening and while I’m not putting up any top tips today I’m tempted by over 2.5 goals at Vaduz v Grasshoppers and Rosenborg v Mojondalen. Neither side are likely to be at full strength for the Norwegian Cup clash but Rosenborg should win by at least two although their price is extremely short.
August Super Single record
10 bets (5 winners, 5 losers)
19 bets (6 winners, 13 losers)