IT was a no-bet Thursday for me although Steven Fletcher landed the one gamble I was thinking about.
The Scotland star celebrated his full Marseille debut with a backheel assist and goal in their 2-0 French Cup win at amateurs Tresallic.
At this rate French fans will be wondering if the on-loan Sunderland striker is the new Zlatan – they’ll soon find out he’s more like Zoltan .. Zoltan Gera.
As is always the case I’m working towards my Saturday column and tips and I won’t be able to study Friday’s games until that work is done.
It’s a shame because there are good betting opportunities most Friday and you’re likely to see good tips from Greg Browning and many others.
Burton look a reasonable shout to beat Chesterfield in English League One and there should be goals when Dundee meet St Johnstone but it’s not an easy match to predict and again Greg may put up his thoughts. I’ve posted a separate preview with my main tip being both to score.
Struggling Carpi challenge Roma in Serie A, it’s Mainz v Schalke in the Bundesliga, Sporting Gijon v Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, Rennes v Angers in France and a big one in Portugal between Benfica and Porto.
And of course don’t forget about the goal-laden French and Dutch lower-league encounters
I’ve managed to write my Saturday columns quicker than expected – mainly because in the Record tomorrow I’ll be focusing on the Super Sunday games at Arsenal and Man City and they were easy to do.
That means I’ve had a little time to look at tonight’s games and for the Super Single I’m going with Benfica who are back at the top of the Portuguese League and in much better form than fierce rivals Porto.
Benfica have won 11 in a row, scoring 36 goals, while Porto have lost six times in 12 outings since Christmas including a terrible 2-1 home defeat to Arouca last weekend.
Everyone including myself and Greg have tipped goals at Dundee v St Johnstone and as someone says that means it’s going to finish 0-0. I hope not and with all the faith put in the game I have to start a goals treble at Dens.
I’m adding Utrecht at a Cambuur side who have lost five in a row and conceded a Dutch League high of 57 goals. And with time still short I’m nicking Sean Ireland’s Linfield tip based on his write-up. I’m sure he won’t mind.
I like Burton at home to Chesterfield but maybe they’re a little short and Pescara have also been tipped a few times on the site as well as goals at Sporting Gijon.
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2pts Super Single
(7-5, Stan James)
1pt Top Treble
Dundee v St Johnstone btts (7.45pm)
February Super Single Total
12 bets (6 winners)
February Advised Accas Total
17 bets (4 winners)