THE HOLIDAYS aren’t going as well as hoped but that’s maybe to be expected.
Results aren’t easy to call this week and I see Sheffield Wednesday were so incensed they had to play two games in three days – while Middlesbrough weren’t in action at the weekend – they tried to have the match called off.
I wish Bolton-Blackburn had been postponed. That set the tone for me with Bolton battling to a shock win in the early Championship kick-off.
Mansfield’s draw with York beat my Top Treble and a decent long-shot treble would have come in if Notts County had managed a winner.
Greg Browning failed to land a 10th successive nap but still enjoyed a good day. His nap – over 2.5 goals at Arsenal – was his shortest price while his 11-10 NB Cambridge won as did a 3-1 over 2.5 goals double at Everton and Watford.
Desmond was unlucky with his 2+ double as Burnley battered four but Stevenage managed just one in a home defeat to Dagenham.
There is one Premier League game tonight and it could be a cracker between Leicester and Man City as well as four Championship matches including Leeds v Derby. That’s meant to be on Sky but as it stands Leeds’ owner is refusing to let the cameras into Elland Road.
I quite fancy Derby at 21-20 with Betfred and while Leeds have lost just three in 11 under Steve Evans the big Scots boss is also moaning about having to play two games in three days and their opponents having an extra day to recover.
While I don’t believe Leicester’s bubble has burst after a loss to Liverpool I will be on the away win especially if Jamie Vardy isn’t fully fit after playing with a fever at Anfield before going off.
Man City look best placed to go on to lift the title now and are 10-11 with William Hill to build on a super show against Sunderland by winning at the King Power. David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne were the stars and I’m looking at Silva to score at 7-2 with Betfred.
There are four matches in Scotland any my two Super Singles are explained in a separate preview.
I’m starting my Top Treble with both to score at Falkirk v Livingston. Livi might be struggling but caretaker boss David Hopkin led them to a 4-1 win at St Mirren on Saturday and they’ve netted in five of their last six with Liam Buchanan always a threat.
Falkirk have a massive incentive to win as they’ll edge above Hibs on goal difference and be just three points behind Championship leaders Rangers. Five of the last eight between the sides at the Falkirk Stadium have seen both score.
Add Derby draw no bet at Leeds. I’d side with Derby but, especially after reading nathanufton’s excellent write-up, want to keep the draw on side.
Complete the treble with over 2.5 goals at Leicester v Man City. I don’t think a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool takes away from the fact Leicester are are an over side and while their visitors are going well and scoring goals they always look likely to concede without skipper Vincent Kompany.
Elsewhere in the Championship Cardiff should beat Nottingham Forest and I can see an improved Rotherham, going for three wins in a row, surprising Fulham at Craven Cottage. I’d put it up as a Super Single but Fulham have appointed Slavisa Jokanovic as boss and I’m not sure what the immediate effect will be.
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2pts Super Singles
Ross County -1 (7.45pm)
(17-10, Paddy Power)
Boyce to score
2pts Top Treble
Falkirk v Livingston btts (7.30pm)
Derby draw no bet (7.45pm)
Leicester v Man City over 2.5 goals ((7.45pm)
December Super Single total
30 bets (12 winners)
52 bets (11 winners)
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