IT’S a betting site and people come for tips so it’s difficult not to put up any.
I thought and long hard before advising a couple of bets on Monday and unfortuntately both were losers. My Arsenal v Liverpool preview was spot on though as I suggested draw and under 2.5 goals but I found that game tough to call and they weren’t included in the top tips.
When you see Galatasaray lining up at home to promoted Osmanlispor with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Burak Yilmaz (even if West Ham want him), Wesley Sneijder and Umut Bulut you struggle to wonder how they can lose … but they did.
So for the first time this month the Super Single total is showing a loss but I hope to be back in profit by the end of the day. The accas are still in front – just.
And while I lost 3pts on the night that was recouped thanks to bet365’s inplay free bet offer and it really is one people should take advantage of.
Tuesday is dominated by five Champions League ties with teams such as Celtic, Valencia and Shakhtar Donetsk trying to seal a place in the group stage and I’ve posted a separate preview and tips. My Super Single in today’s Daily Record is Malmo draw no bet and for the sake of Scottish football I hope Celtic achieve the stalemate.
But I’ve decided to add a 1pt Super Single. It was going to be Celtic’s combatative skipper Scott Brown to be booked at any time but that pays just 4-5 so I’m risking a tenner on the not so bashful Brown to pick up the first yellow at 8-1 with McBookie and BetVictor – he’ll certainly be fired up for the big game.
In England it’s back to the dreaded Capital One Cup ties and I have to advise caution on those matches. As usual don’t blindly back the favourites without checking team news.
Top ties include Fulham v Sheffield Utd, Newcastle v Northampton, Preston v Watford, Rotherham v Norwich and Swansea v York.
All match previews include the line “so and so is rotating his squad” so the best bet is not to back any favourite until line-ups are revealed. As I’m working tonight that will be too late for me to advise tips so as far as WDW goes I’m not putting any League Cup selections in my top tips.
Hopefully some teams will be posted here as they drop and I’d watch the thread for any latest news.
In the Scottish League Cup teams take the tournament more seriously because they need the money a run and potential meeting with Celtic, Rangers or even Hearts and Aberdeen will bring.
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson may rest a couple but he says he’s keen to win one of the cups and he won’t want to risk upsetting the momentum with a bad result at League One Forfar.
The Jambos are 4-11 and for my Super Single I’m doing another double – let’s hope this one’s safe – by adding Ross County at home to League One Ayr.
County have also started the season well, scoring plenty of goals, and having won 4-0 at Kilmarnock on Saturday it would be a huge shock if they slipped at home to a side making a long trip to Dingwall.
Motherwell should win at East Fife and despite their woes I can’t see Kilmarnock slipping up at home to Berwick. Dundee will be tested at Dunfermline where there should be goals, Hamilton can edge out Raith and I expect Partick Thistle to see off Falkirk but that could be the tie of the night.
I’m also putting up a -1 treble with Hearts, Ross County and Kilmarnock. It’s 11-1 if you add Motherwell -1.
William Hill are again doing their Celtic v Rangers mythical match betting in Scottish shops. It caught me out last week but you can Rangers, who face Airdrie away in the League Cup on Wednesday, at 1-2 with Celtic 10-3 and the draw 7-2. Rangers should win but I said that last week.
Goals bets will be more popular tonight than WDW and for a treble I’m on Maccabi v Basel, Bury v Leicester and Dunfermline v Dundee.
I’ve included Bury after reading Greg’s excellent write-up on the game. I was surprised by Maccabi holding Basel 2-2 in Switzerland and this tie could be a cracker. Basel have to score and should do so but they’re unlikely to keep a clean sheet.
Dunfermline will be keen to test themselves against higher opposition after a superb start to the season was ended at Peterhead at the weekend. The Pars have netted 26 in their five games this season while Dundee have scored in every match except at Aberdeen on Saturday.
5pts Super Single
Ross County (7.45pm)
(4-5, William Hill)
1pt Super Single
Brown (Celtic) to be booked first
(8-1, McBookie, BetVictor)
1pt Top Treble
Hearts -1 (7.45pm)
Ross County -1 (7.45pm)
Kilmarnock -1 (7.45pm)
1pt Both To Score Treble
Maccabi v Basel
Bury v Leicester
Dunfermline v Dundee
0.5pts Btts and Result Treble
August Super Single record
27 bets (12 winners, 14 losers, 1 void)
41 bets (12 winners, 29 losers)
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