I PICKED a 33-10 winner and 10-11 loser on Tuesday and really it should be the other way round.
The Top Treble landed thanks to Derby and Middlesbrough plus Charlton not to lose but Annan gubbed the Super Single after leading 1-0 at half-time.
Greg had a good night too with two winners on the goal-laden Championship – his 4-6 nap and 5-1 over 2.5 goals treble.
Both of us avoided European cup games and it’s the correct policy unless you have firm team news. Tonight there’s not much else on and while team news is sketchy I’ve found some that has helped.
Teams in action include Roma, Fiorentina, Napoli and Juventus at home in Coppa Italia, Dortmund at Augsburg in the German Cup and PSG at home to St Etienne in the French Cup.
Again it’s worth noting the Spanish games are second legs with the scores standing at Athletic Bilbao (2) v Linense (0); Eibar (0), Ponferradina (3); Getafe (0), Rayo Vallecano (2); Malaga (1), Mirandes (2); Real Sociedad (1), Las Palmas (2); Valencia (3), Barakaldo (1).
Apart from those matches there is little else on. Hull are 10-11 to beat a managerless Reading outfit with just one win in nine while Dagenham and Redbridge will be hoping to beat non-league Whitehawk in the F Cup at the second atttempt.
I thought Hull would feature on my top tips but they are without centre-halves Alex Bruce and Michael Dawson and have won just once of their last nine home matches against the Royals. Reading are struggling but I’ve decided to leave it alone
In Scotland Wick and Linlithgow attempt to play their Scottish Cup tie and it looks a match where both will score.
For the Super Single I’m taking a chance on Napoli -2AH at home to Verona in the last 16 of Coppa Italia. It’s risky because I haven’t seen firm team news for the title challengers but it’s reported basement boys Verona have six players out injured or suspended and will include youngsters as they focus on trying to avoid the drop.
Verona haven’t won in Serie A this season with their only two victories being in the cup against lower-league duo Foggia and Pavia. Napoli should win this and it will be convincing if they go strong – the last two league meetings in Italy have been 5-1 and 6-2.
I’m putting the handicap bet up just now but I wouldn’t put anyone off waiting to see the Napoli line-up before having a punt.
My Top Treble is actually a fourfold simply due to the odds. I’m banking on some hot home favourites progressing in the cups. Start with Napoli for reasons already stated and add Juventus who will be put out a strong side for their derby clash with Torino.
Add Fiorentina against a Carpi side who could be weakened for the same reasons as Verona and PSG who have won the League Cup for the last two years. Again they will be pretty strong and have won 14 of their last 16 games in this competition. St Etienne are out of form and have lost six of their last seven visits to PSG including a 4-1 defeat in October.
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2pts Super Single
Napoli -2AH (6pm)
3.1pts Top Treble (fourfold)
Paris St Germain (8pm)
December Super Single total
19 bets (8 winners)
30 bets (9 winners)
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