I THINK we were all Dunfermline fans for a day on Saturday and they lived up to the hype with a sensational 7-1 thumping of Cowdenbeath.
They were my Super Single for the third Saturday in a row although this time I went -2AH and it was looking a winner inside 13 minutes. Myself and others have been backing and tipping Dunfermline since they beat Brechin 6-1 last weekend and among my recommendations were -1 (13-10), -2 (10-3), -2AH (21-10), win and btts (2-1) and the straight win at 4-5 – although that went off at 4-7.
I even posted a separate preview of the game on Thursday and I’ve promoted that thread because the Pars look like they’ve won people plenty.
And well done to anyone who backed the 7-1 correct score. I suggested it could happen after a run of 4-1, 5-1 and 6-1 victories. It’s not the sort of bet I’d do but McBookie and Paddy Power have already told me it was punted at odds of up to 500-1.
I see it’s already been commented Dunfermline are at Peterhead next weekend and that could be a tougher test for them but before that they face Forfar away in the Petrofac Training Cup on Tuesday. Both games will be tougher than they’ve had and there’s a chance boss Allan Johnston could rest players in midweek so I’d advise caution approaching both of these matches.
It was all Dunfermline for me on Saturday and they featured on a winning 7-2 Top Treble along with Aberdeen and Middlesbrough. They were also on the five homes but that was beaten early by Southampton so hopefully some missed that game or left out the early one.
From now on I’m going to advise putting the five homes on at a bookie who return stakes for one wrong – this season I’ve had 5/5, 4/5 and 4/5 – although I managed to advise cover last week when I was waiting on Chelsea to beat Swansea.
One of my long shots was a winner with three aways paying 10-1 and it was a Charlton goal off a 59-1 winner.
Let’s go again on Sunday but remember no matter how much you’ve won play use the same stakes again. Bank your winnings or buy something nice but try not to return it to the bookies too quickly.
Big game on Sunday is of course Man City v Chelsea and everywhere I look people are tipping the draw. I don’t see City losing but a draw might be the best call. The other game sees Arsenal trying to get back on track at Crystal Palace after last week’s shock defeat at West Ham. In the Championship it’s Reading v Leeds and Wolves v Hull while Wigan tackle Doncaster in League One.
The one game in Scotland sees Rangers head to Alloa and while the Wasps gave the Glasgow giants trouble last season there should be no worries this time with Mark Warburton’s likely to win by at least two.
Alloa beat and drew with Rangers at home last season but this is a different Rangers with Warburton’s attack-minded side winning 6-2, 3-0 and 3-1. You could take the Ibrox men to score 3+ at 27-20 with Coral but my first and maybe only Super Single is Gers -1 at 1-1 with bet365.
For the Top Treble I’ll start with PSG -1 at home to promoted Ajaccio. PSG have started with wins against Lyon and Lille and should win well against a side who don’t score many. I’m on -1 but -2 should come in too.
I’m completing the treble with two teams who were unbeaten at home in their respective leagues last season – Wolfsburg and Benfica.
Wolfsburg open their Bundesliga bid against Eintracht Frankfurt and should extend their unbeaten record in the VW Arena to 23. The Wolves haven’t lost any of their star men although Andre Schurrle is injured while Eintracht, who won just twice on the road last season, sold keeper Kevin Trapp to PSG.
Complete the treble with Benfica who also were unbeaten in front of their fans in the last campaign and have won their last four at home to Estoril. It doesn’t pay a huge amount but I’ll be happy if it wins – anyone who wants better odds could add Rangers or possibly Gent at home St Truiden but additional picks increase the risk.
Two Dutch games – PSV v Groningen and Utrecht v Heerenveen – looked primed for goals and I’m adding them to Alloa v Rangers for a both teams to score treble.
The last six meetings at PSV have seen both score at an average of five a game and the previous seven meetings between Utrecht and Heerenveen have totalled 26 goals with both on target in six of them.
Alloa gave Rangers problems this season and while expect the Glasgow side to win the policy of Mark Warburton seems to be if you score two we’ll hit four. Rangers have won their first three games but conceded three goals and also saw Steven Thompson miss a penalty for St Mirren.
The Wasps netted four in their howm matches against Gers last season and having re-signed Michael Chopra also possess a goal threat.
2.45pts Super Single
Rangers -1 (12.30pm)
1.5pts Top Treble
PSG -1 (8pm)
1pt Both Teams to Score Treble
PSV v Groningen (11.30pm)
Utrecht v Heerenveen (12.30pm)
Alloa v Rangers (12.30pm)
August Super Single record
12 bets (6 winners, 6 losers)
21 bets (7 winners, 16 losers)
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