IT was a bit of a freaky Friday as I picked the wrong half for my Super Single but landed a terrific Top Treble.
That was Bookie Basher-ing at its very best and I know that’s not even a word. The regulars will get the in-joke.
My Super Single was both to score in the first half at Marseille v Caen at 15-4 but both netted after the break instead. Even more remarkable was the fact Caen came from 2-0 behind to win 3-2. But we all know they’re in good form – and were on my European treble last weekend.
Last night’s Top Treble took both to score at Marseille in 90 minutes, added both to score at Falkirk v Rangers and Bayern Munich -2 AH for a 4-1 win. I’d prefer if the SS won but I think that’s six trebles in the past week so I can’t grumble.
I’v always had a soft spot for Caen after going to on of their games on press trip to Normandy for the Daily Record a few years ago. It’s where William the Conqueror built a castle just as impressive as Dumbarton’s (more of that later) – and while you don’t always get great tips here you’ll be given the odd history or geography lesson.
For example did you know Mary Queen of Scots sheltered in the castle that towers over Dumbarton’s stadium before seeking refuge to France. Another Queen will be in Dumbarton today looking to plunder the points and Queen of the South are on my aways.
My Daily Record Super Single is Stranraer at home to Dunfermline but I had to quote them at 5-4 with William Hill and Ladbrokes from a price of 6-4 when I picked them out on Thursday. Even that looks big compared 10bet’s 4-5.
So Stranraer are among the homes and despite what I said about the English Championship last week I’m back there for today’s pick. Blackpool look too big at 13-5 with Stan James at home to a shockingly poor Wigan who have lost four of their last four and are heading for a drop quicker than Madonna can hit the deck.
There’s no way Wigan should be favourites for this one and anyone who wants to keep the draw on side can take Blackpool draw no bet at 6-4 with Paddy Power and William Hill and that’s the Super Single. If Blackpool win I’ll make a small profit for the month – if they don’t it’s a small loss.
I know Blackpool were hammered at Brentford in midweek but before that drew 1-1 at Blackburn, hit a last-minute equaliser with 10 men to draw 4-4 with Nottingham Forest and lost a late goal to go down 2-1 to Middlesbrough. Victory today will haul them level on points with Wigan and I believe they can do it.
The Top Treble is Man United to beat Sunderland, Hearts to defeat Cowdenbeath by two or more and Airdrie against Stirling.
Here are all the tips for Saturday. Don’t try to do them all and do the shop tips for low stakes.
5pts Super Single
Blackpool draw no bet
(6-4, William Hill, Paddy Power)
3pts Top Treble
(5-2, Paddy Power)
1pt Euro Treble
Eintracht Frankfurt (5.30pm)
Borussia Dortmund (2.30pm)
Hoffenheim-Mainz btts (2.30pm)
Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)
Fivefold pays 28-1, William Hill
Both teams to score
Burnley v Swansea
Bournemouth v Blackburn
St Johnstone v Killie
Queen of South
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
Fourfold pays 24-1, William Hill
Burnley v Swansea
Bournemouth v Blackburn
Leeds v Watford
Livingston v Raith
Perm any 2, 3 and 4 (11 bets)
Fourfold pays 161-1, McBookie
Chelsea 2, Spurs 2 (Sun)
Super Single February record:
24 bets (10 winners, 12 losers, 2 void)
Remember to check out the guys from We Love Betting for more tips and video chat and also checkout Scott Allott’s Euro tips.
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