I CALLED the big games correctly on Tuesday but it was one small one that nearly got me down.
Barcelona were a side I really fancied and it should have been much more than 2-1 at Man City while I predicted both to score as the best bet at Juventus.
However, League Two Portsmouth looked to have sunk the Super Single at the same time as my 31-10 Top Treble of Middlesbrough, Brentford and Wolves was sailing in.
I’d written off Pompey and was already defending my pick on the site when they decided to fight back from 2-0 down to beat Tranmere 3-2 so happy days.
That’s five trebles I’ve landed in four days at prices ranging from 2-1 to 6-1 and I’m not sure why they’re doing better than the Super Singles at this moment – although a 9.4pts profit is better than a loss. I’d prefer the singles to win but from a profit viewpoint I’ll do fine as long as one of my main bets come up.
Wednesday’s a much quieter night with two more Champions League fixtures – Arsenal v Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid. I’m on Arsenal and Atletico and there is a separate Champions League preview post.
In the Championship there is just one match as Nottingham Forest entertain Bournemouth and that’s not easy to call with the home on a good run under new boss Dougie Freedman.
There’s not much else to look at – some Swiss games and a pile of Portuguese second division so if anyone has a steer on them don’t be shy.
Nothing much has put me off Arsenal and Atletico Madrid today although I accept Atletico could settle for a draw to take home to the Vicente Calderon. For that reason the Super Single is a double on Arsenal to win and Atletico not to lose.
I’ve tipped Arsenal to win to nil against Monaco so for a low-stakes top treble will start with no to both to score at the Emirates and over 2.5 goals at Leverkusen. Bayer recently lost 5-4 at home to Wolfsburg and have conceded nine in their last three matches. If they’re as wide open again they’ll be picked off by the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.
Complete the treble with both to score at Forest-Bournemouth. Forest have banged in 14 in four games since Dougie Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce but kept just one clean sheet. Bournemouth’s last four matches have seen both score and earlier in the season Forest won 2-1 at Dean Court.
5pts Super Single
Atletico/draw double chance
(11-10, 888sport, bet365)
1pt Top Treble
Arsenal v Monaco no to btts
Bayer v Atletico over 2.5 goals
Forest v Bournemouth yes to btts
Super Single February record:
21 bets (10 winners, 9 losers, 2 void)
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