I’VE been studying the weekend card for a few days and when it comes to WDW bets there wasn’t much that stood out.
It’s a normal day in England but in Scotland the card is dominated by the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
The stand-out ties are Rangers v Kilmarnock and Hearts v Hibs while the romance of the Cup comes in the shape of Ross County v junior outfit Linlithgow Rose and Lowland League outfit East Kilbride against Celtic at Airdrie.
Having clocked what looked like generous handicap prices I posted a 5pt Super Single on Wednesday night – County -1 and Celtic -3 at 2-1 with Paddy Power. Both Premiership sides should be looking to score at least four or five against proud but limited non-league opponents.
Rangers might be up against a side from a higher league but they are no bigger than 1-2 to take Kilmarnock’s scalp and while I believe they’ll win it’s incredibly short.
Aberdeen head to St Johnstone after closing the gap on Celtic to three points in midweek. They are 11-10 to draw level with the champions at the top of the table.
Big game in the Premier League is Man City v Leicester with the Foxes out to show if they are genuine challengers or will they have to settle for just a Champions League place.
So here is my shortlist compiled from looking at form and stats but team news won’t be checked until Friday evening. All picks are at least evens and if there’s anything that shouldn’t be considered let me know.
Super Single shortlist
Leicester not to lose at Man City
SPURS -1 v WATFORD
BURNLEY v Hull
Oldham v BLACKPOOL
SOUTHEND v Colchester
St Johnstone v ABERDEEN
Hemmings (Dundee) to score
ROSS COUNTY -3 v Linlithgow
East Kilbride v CELTIC -4 (Sunday)
Hearts v Hibs red card in match (Sunday)
ARBROATH v Stirling
Queen’s Park v ELGIN