IT’S been a pretty good week and the winners continue to pile up. I was fairly cautious on Thursday with all the cup games but managed to land the Super Single and Daily Double.
I chose AC Milan to score 2+ above winning and got lucky with their second goal arriving deep into injury time.
The Daily Double was Celta Vigo and Villarreal -1 and on the forum my Betting Club tip landed for the fourth day running but they’ve all been short ones.
Greg Browning’s nap won early doors as he backed Standard Liege to score 2+ against Kortrijk.
I’m afraid it’s the time of week when almost all my concentration is on my weekend Daily Record columns and I only have a limited time to look at Friday’s card.
In England it’s Birmingham v Cardiff in the Championship and Southend v Bury in League One. Morton tackle Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship and I quite like the home men at 13-10 with McBookie. In fact I’m taking that as the Super Single.
They were the first team to take a point at Ibrox last week and face a side without a win in six games and facing a defensive crisis. Rovers have doubts about Grant Anderson, Lewis Toshney, Kyle Benedictus and Mitch Megginson and Iain Davidson has a broken nose but may play with a protective mask.
Denny Johnstone has been Morton’s most impressive attacker this season and is 7-4 at Ladbrokes to score at any time. Morton bring back on-loan Rangers defender Luca Gasparotto after he was forced to sit out the Ibrox game but Peter MacDonald and Michael Tidser are absent.
There have been goals in the English Championship all season and that could be the case at St Andrews. Blues games have been low scoring but Cardiff matches full of action with 16 in their last five so over 2.5 could be on.
Stats suggest a draw and under 2.5 goals at Southend with the last four meetings producing stalemates – a 0-0 and three 1-1s.
On the continent there are some big games with Schalke entertaining Hoffenheim, Elche facing Cordoba and Nice at home to Montpellier. Schalke have been inconsistent but should beat second-bottom Hoffenheim who have lost there on their last four league visits and conceded at least three goals on each occasion.
There are the usual lower-league matches with the Jupiler League hopefully providing plenty of goals. And in the Dutch top flight there have been over 2.5 goals in five of Twente’s last six ahead of their visit to Vitesse.
For the Top Treble I’m going with over 2.5 goals at Vitesse as well as Morton and Cardiff not to lose. It’s not the most inspired bet I’be put up but it’s Friday so it’s the best I can do.
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2pts Super Single
1.6pts Top Treble
Morton not to lose (7.45pm)
Cardiff not to lose (7.45pm)
Vitesse v Twente over 2.5 goals (7pm)
Greg Browning’s Tips
Back over 2.5 match goals Lierse v Deinze (7.30pm) 7-10 (Bet365) (NAP)
Over 1.5 match goals in all French Ligue 2 games (11-1) 7pm KOs
December Super Single total
21 bets (10 winners)
32 bets (10 winners)