ANYONE think teachers have too much holidays? My one regret about Monday was not having time to reseach the Jupiler League games.
Schools were off so I was too busy and missed out on picking goals on a card that saw nine out of 10 games go over 2.5 goals.
In the end I could have tipped winners off the cuff – the only game I had to avoid was Den Bosch-Emmen and I’m sure plenty of people gave bookies a Den Bashing.
I put up a double as the Super Single but an early red card for Lazio put paid to their chances of scoring at home to Genoa but for me it didn’t matter as MK Dons suffered a surprise defeat at Bradford and all I took was them not to lose.
Tuesday’s a much busier night but I don’t know if that makes it any easier to pick winners. There are four matches in the Premier League with Liverpool-Spurs the big one and Arsenal-Leicester the only one that looks easy to call.
Harry Kane hit a double as they beat the Gunners at the weekend and I’m tempted by the Londoners, who could be unchanged, at 7-2 with Betfred.
Liverpool were held 0-0 at Everton and while they’re in decent form they’ve won just two of their last eight at Anfield. Raheem Sterling has now been ruled out with a knee injury so there may be a start for Daniel Sturridge for the first time since recovering from injury.
Beating the Gunners and having Kane in fabulous form makes Liverpool tough to back at odds on so consider Spurs draw no bet at 9-4 with McBookie.
Crackshot Kane is 13-2 at William Hill and McBookie to score first and 23-10 with Ladbrokes to net at any time.
QPR have Chris Ramsey in charge as they try to pick up their first away point of the season. Can he do what Harry Redknapp couldn’t – probably not.
I’m on Sunderland at a best 19-20 at bet365 and Jermain Defoe, who looks a superb signing, is 9-2 with McBookie to score first.
Arsenal should bounce back from defeat by seeing off a Leicester side with the second worst away record. The Foxes had to issue a statement on Sunday denying reports Nigel Pearson had been sacked and the pressure is building on the manager.
Best price on Arsenal is 3-10 but I’m happy to back them at a best 4-5 minus one with the likes of bet365.
Aston Villa travel to Hull in the other Premier League game having ended their goal drought with a strike against Chelsea. Paul Lambert’s side played better at the weekend while Hull picked up a vital point at Man City.
It’s tough predicting a win for Villa in any game but interestingly they’ve never lost at the KC Stadium and in the four matches they’ve played there haven’t conceded a goal.
In the Championship first meets second as Bournemouth tackle Derby and form is slightly weighted in favour of the away side who have won eight of their last nine and strengthened in the transfer window with new boy Tom Ince hitting a double on his debut against Bolton.
Bournemouth have dropped points in three of their last six homes games and Derby draw no bet could be worth a look here at 13-8 with Betfred. Derby are unbeaten in five against the Cherries – winning four of them.
Birmingham have drawn four out of their last five – losing the other one – but could be a Super Single contender at 1-1 at home to miserable Millwall.
Middlesbrough should win at Blackpool but could be hampered by a blooming awful Bloomfield Road pitch while
Best bets from League One and League Two are Bristol City at home to Port Vale, Sheffield Utd at home to Colchester and Luton at home to York. For my Top Treble I’m sticking with what I have in today’s Daily Record and that’s Arsenal, Sunderland and Luton.
My Super Single in the Record is Spurs draw no bet but with Liverpool’s injuries having cleared up the best bet on that game is over 2.5 goals at 23-20 with William Hill.
The choice for the site is Arsenal -1 at 10-11 with Skybet. The Gunners have covered that handicap in their last three home games – all wins to nil – including a 5-0 rout of Aston Villa. Star striker Alexis Sanchez returns from injury and I’d be surprised if Arsenal didn’t win by at least two as they try to bounce back from that derby defeat.
5pt Super Single
2pt Top Treble
(4-1, BetVictor, McBookie)
1pt both teams to score
Liverpool v Spurs
Bournemouth v Derby
Chesterfield v Preston
Peterborough v Gillingham
(9-1, BetVictor, McBookie)
First scorer Trixie
Perm any 2 and all 3 (4 bets)
Treble pays 138-1, BetVictor, McBookie
Super Single February record:
8 bets (3 winners, 3 losers, 2 void)
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