THE weather played havoc with my selections on Saturday so it wasn’t the day I hoped it would be.
It started well for most punters as Stoke mauled Man United. I tipped the home win but not on the top tips because it was an early kick-off and they often jinx me.
Blackpool were my original Super Single but I changed it to Stirling Albion who let me down big style and also beat the Top Treble and homes. Aberdeen were in there too but could only manage a draw with Inverness after trailing 2-0.
Contrast that with Greg Browning who had a full house from his games that survived – a nap, NB and both to score double, Super stuff! That’s nine naps in a row and deserves a big round of applause.
My Super Single now shows a small loss but the Advised Accas more than make up for it.
On Sunday the only games in the UK are Hearts v Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and Nottingham Forest v Leeds in the English Championship.
Celtic are looking to bounce back from last week’s home defeat to Motherwell and are extremely short at a best 8-13 with Ladbrokes.
However, they rarely lose two in a row and have an exceptional record on Tynecastle turf where many others flounder. Celtic have won their last seven matches in Gorgie, doing so by two or more on five occasions and scoring 31 goals.
So stats say Celtic will win and by at least two – are you brave to go with the figures. This season Hearts drew 0-0 at Celtic Park to end a run of 10 successive defeats to the Glasgow side and lost 2-1 at home in the League Cup.
They are as big as 5-1 with William Hill but will be without banned striker Juanma and that’s a blow.
I’d planned to put up Celtic to win in a double if Leigh Griffiths was returning from injury but along with Kris Commons he hasn’t made it so I think they’re too short. That means Nadir Ciftci up front and the jury’s still out on the Turkish striker.
Mikael Lustig netted a double in a game against the Jambos last season so as speculative scorer bet I’ll take the Swede at 21-2 with McBookie and BetVictor. McBookie are doing a risk-free first-scorer fiver and I’m putting it on Lustig at 35-1.
Forest are unbeaten in five and Leeds haven’t lost in four and there have been some thrilling meetings between the sides at the City Ground recently. Four of the last five meetings have seen both score and that could be the shout again.
Elsewhere there are three matches in Belgium and a Serie B card I’m tempted to leave alone.
Having looked at the stats my only bet today ahead of a packed card on Monday is a both to score double on the matches at Forest and Zulte v Oostende in Belgium.
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2pts Both to Score Double
Nottm Forest v Leeds (4pm)
Zulte v Oostende (7pm)
(23-10, William Hill)
December Super Single total
29 bets (12 winners)
48 bets (11 winners)