IT was a fairly typical Tuesday night with a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly.
The good came in the shape of Sheffield Utd bringing up the Super Single, the bad was Reading losing at home to struggling Wigan and the ugly was 10-man Bayern Munich being held 0-0 at Shakhtar in the Champions League.
Chelsea’s draw at PSG was fairly predictable and they should edge through at Stamford Bridge in three weeks but the failure of the likes of Derby and Blackburn to win emphasises how tough it is to predict midweek matches.
There are two more Champions League matches on Wednesday with Real Madrid travelling to Schalke and Basel entertaining Porto. In my CL preview I’m tipping Madrid to win by at least two against a side they beat 6-1 in Germany last season and I don’t think Basel will lose.
In the Championship there is just one game with Middlesbrough hoping to go top with a win at Birmingham and I’m backing them to do so.
FA Cup heroes Bradford travel to Orient and should win if they’re not too jaded or have celebrated their weekend defeat of Sunderland too much.
My Super Single profit for the month is 16.7pts and I deduced 0.2pts after advising partial cover on Sheffield Utd to draw at 15-1 late in their game at Notts County.
Having checked teams and stats I’m simply taking Middlesbrough to win as the Super SIngle. I know it’s risky but Birmingham have gone off the boil after a great start under Gary Rowett and are winless in six. Boro have won four of their last five and will be close to full strength.
They were poor in the FA Cup at Arsenal on Sunday but promotion is the priority and with Derby drawing last night they’ll see this as a chance to take advantage.
I’m doing a Top Treble on Real to win and both to score at Basel-Porto and Orient-Bradford.
4pts Super Single
(11-10, bet365, BetVictor)
1pt Top Treble
Real Madrid (7.45pm)
Basel v Porto btts (7.45pm)
Orient v Bradford btts (7.45pm)
(43-10, BetVictor, Betfred)
Super Single February record:
15 bets (8 winners, 5 losers, 2 void)
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