I ONLY looked at the four Champions League matches on Tuesday and managed to pick a winning double.
My only advised bet was both to score at Molde v Dinamo Zagreb and Ajax v Rapid Vienna and the two matches produced 11 goals.
I suggested Arkadiusz Milik to score for Ajax at just over evens as a potential Super Single but decided against putting it up which was a shame.
It’s Champions League take two on Wednesday with 11 ties to look at including Qarabag v Celtic and there will be a separate preview on that one.
Only three clashes look over with Basel, Skenderbeu and Viktoria Plzen notching away wins. I expect Basel, 6-10 at William Hill, and Plzen, 8-13 at William Hill and bet365, to extend their leads but I’m not sure about Albanians Skenderbeu.
One of my Super Singles last week was Red Bull Salzburg -1 at home to Malmo and they covered it with a last-minute penalty.
The Swedes would have loved it to finish 1-0 and face a massive task overturning the tie. However, their home record in Europe is superb and could give the Austrians a fright after beating them 3-0 in the same competition last season.
Red Bull aren’t as strong as they were a year ago and that’s illustrated by the fact they’ve lost their first two in the league.
Malmo are 11-5 at bet365 to win on the night and it’s possible. To qualify at 12-1 with BetVictor is less likely but achievable if they don’t concede.
An incredible stat is the fact their last 11 at home in Europe haven’t seen both teams score and no to btts pays 5-4 at Coral.
Bruges start 2-1 down to Panathinaikos and will hope to overhaul while Shakhtar v Fenerbahce is an interesting one.
The Ukrainians haven’t reached the group stage since 2008 and are still playing hundreds of miles from their home city in Lviv. They have won just two of their last nine at home in the Champions League so despite a 0-0 away from home this tie is on a knife-edge.
Fener have attacking recruits Robin van Persie and Nani in their ranks and could qualify if they grab an away goal. The Turks tempt at 13-10 with BetVictor to go through while to win on the night they are 4-1 at Paddy Power and William Hill.
Having looked at the games more closely I’m going for another double and it’s Astana to beat HJK and both to score at Sparta Prague v CSKA Moscow.
We know Kazakhstan teams are improving all the time and a trip to Astana looks tough for the Finns after a 0-0 home draw. Astana are on an unbeaten 19-game run at home and beat Maribor 3-1 in the previous round. Oh and it will be boiling hot too.
CSKA are being tipped in places but after a 2-2 draw in Russia both to score looks the best bet and hopefully it will be something similar to the matches at Molde and Ajax last night.
I’m hoping to put up a Super Single later when I get back from the golf but nothing stands out at the moment.
2pts Daily Double
Sparta Prague v CSKS Moscow batts (5.45pm)
August Super Single Total
3 bets (3 winners)
6 bets (3 winners, 3 losers)
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