IT was a role reversal of Tuesday with the Super Single winning and the Top Treble losing on Wednesday.
Still one out of two bets is fine and on a tricky night with all of the cup ties Greg Browning also did well with two winning tips out of three.
I thought I’d avoided all the pitfalls but of the five teams I put up Fiorentina let me down. The Super Single was Napoli -2 AH and it was good to see them put out a strong side against a Verona outfit I knew would be weakened.
On the forum my £10 to £100 challenge produced a winner as did the Betting Club so hopefully I’ll keep both going on Thursday.
There’s another Championship match on Thursday with Wolves entertaining Leeds and that could be a draw while in Coppa Italia it’s Lazio v Udinese and Sampdoria v AC Milan.
Again the Spanish games are second legs with the scores standing at Atletico Madrid (2), Reus (1); Celta Vigo (3), Almeria (1); Granada (1), Leganes (2) and Villarreal (2), Huesca (3).
Villarreal are no bigger than 1-4 at William Hill to beat Huesca and 1-3 with bet365 to qualify after losing the first leg 3-2. Confidence was boosted with their weekend defeat of Real Madrid and while Copa del Rey isn’t their priority they have named a strong squad as they try to overturn this tie.
Team news reported only Juanma Costa was being rested while Tomas Pina is banned but they have made eight changes from the team that beat Real so that’s a concern with Villarreal -1 and Celta Vigo my double.
Celta are in good form and while they already have the tie won they’ll want to give home fans something to should about. Almeria are bottom of the second division with one win in 15 so take the home.
Earlier I suggested Barca -2 at 5-6 with bet365 and Paddy Power against Guangzhou in the Club World Cup so I hope some were on it. I also suggested Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez to score first and again hat-trick hero Suarez will have been well backed with the Argentina star left out.
Barca -2 would have been my Super Single if it hadn’t kicked off so early so instead I’m going with AC Milan not to lose at Sampdoria in Coppa Italia.
Milan beat their rivals 4-1 in Serie A at the San Siro recentlybut dropped points to Verona and Carpi and coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s job is on the line as he returns to the ground where he managed between 2013 and 2015.
He is boosted by the return of £20million former Genoa man Andrea Bertolacci and Carlos Bacca is back among the goals and his presence could be crucial with Mario Balotelli still injured. AC are unbeaten at Samp since 2010 and face a side who have taken just one points in four games under new boss Vincenzo Montella.
The visitors look quite big at 13-10 with Betfred but I’m taking the slightly shorter 5-4 on them to score 2+. Sampdoria, who are without top scorer Eder, have conceded two or more in three of their last five games and have conceded in their last 14 matches.
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2pts Super Single
AC Milan to score 2+
(5-4, William Hill)
2pts Daily Double
Celta Vigo (7.30pm)
Villarreal -1 (8pm)
December Super Single total
20 bets (9 winners)
31 bets (9 winners)
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