BARCELONA booted a hole in my Super Single profits and the Top Treble never got going.
Results overall weren’t too bad but I put faith in the wrong teams with Roma being booed off by their fans after settling for a draw against BATE that sealed their last-16 spot.
Mind you they were lucky as a Bayer winner against Barca, and they came close, would have knocked the Italians out. The Barca result again emphasises the importance of team news because after seeing the starting line-up I was less confident of them winning.
My £10 to £100 challenge on the forum was a winner but the Betting Club is bust again after Valencia failed to give Gary Neville the winning start he craved.
And Greg Browning bounced back to top form with a winning goals nap on the FC United of Manchester game that was in before half-time.
I prefer Champions League to Europa League but find myself wanting to fare better tonight. I’ve posted a Fenerbahce v Celtic preview and a separate article detailing who has qualified, who is out and what the others need to do to make it. It’s worth reading before placing your bets.
Team news for the British teams says Celtic will play their strongest available team while Spurs and Liverpool won’t tinker too much. Harry Kane will be rested by Spurs though and Daniel Sturridge will miss a trip to Switzerland with an injury.
After looking at a lot of team news and match previews I’ve decided to accept the big price on Partizan Belgrade to beat Augsburg. The Serbs will clinch runners-up spot in Group L with a draw at home to Augsburg, a 2-0 defeat or any one-goal loss having won 3-1 in Germany.
Partizan have endured a poor season but have won four of their last five games in all competitions and face a side battling to beat the Bundesliga drop. Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl insists that’s his priority and he’s been fielding weakened sides in Europe.
He’s already missing quality midfielders Dominik Kohr and Alex Esswein through suspension and with Partizan hopefully going for the win they look big. I’m putting 1pt on the home and 1pt on Partizan not to lose.
It’s not an easy card with 16 teams already through but I’m on Fenerbahce to beat Celtic, Rapid Vienna at home to Dinamo Minsk and Anderlecht at home to Qarabag. All three have something to play for against sides who have exited.
1pt Super Single
Partizan Belgrade (8.05pm)
(11-4, William Hill)
1.63pts Super Single
Partizan Belgrade not to lose
1.5pts Top Treble
Rapid Vienna (6pm)
1pt Both to Score Treble
Midtjylland v Bruges btts (6pm)
Spurs v Monaco (8.05pm)
Ajax v Molde (6pm)
December Super Single total
13 bets (7 winners)
17 bets (3 winners)