IT’S been a hectic week so I didn’t get a chance to post this earlier. I’ve picked my Super Single for tomorrow’s Daily Record and it will be interesting to see if anyone says something to put me off.
As always I don’t promise the same pick in the paper that’s on the site – although they’ll never be at odds with each other.
One side who feature on the list are Brentford and I wonder how they’ll react to the news gaffer Mark Warburton is quitting at the end of the season.
Brentford are enjoying the campaign of their lives but club owner Matthew Benham wants more stats to be used when signing players – while Warburton would prefer to use traditional scouting methods.
So the boss is off as are No.2 David Weir and sporting director Frank McParland – and who knows how the players will react.
Rumours about Warburton’s departure have circulated for weeks and that may have contributed to three defeats in four games. Confirmation he’s going is likely to create a difficult atmosphere in the dressing room and ground and I can see title-chasing Bournemouth taking advantage today.
Eddie Howe’s men have suffered a slight blip with two home draws but remain nicely placed to challenge for automatic promotion.
Teams such as Ipswich, Watford and Norwich are bunching up behind the big three and Ipswich can maintain their challenge by beating Reading at home. They also make the list and are just over evens.
Watford-Norwich could be the game of the day and instead of picking a winner I’m putting over 3.5 goals on the list at 9-4 with BetVictor.
Here is the full shortlist I picked yesterday just looking at stats but not team news. Let’s have some comments before I post the top tips after midnight.
Super Single shortlist
Sunderland v WEST BROM
Brentford v BOURNEMOUTH
IPSWICH v Reading
Watford v Norwich over 3.5 goals
Colchester v BRISTOL CITY
Port Vale v DONCASTER
Dag & Red v BURTON
QoS not to lose v Hearts
Stenhousemuir v AIRDRIE
QUEEN’S PARK v Berwick