MAN CITY beat my homes and top treble by failing to cover the -1 handicap against Hull – and for me that was disappointing with my other picks on those lines all winning.
I suffered my first February loss on the Super Single with Hamilton being held 0-0 by crisis-hit Kilmarnock. Going by stats and match reports it looks like Accies missed a pile of chances.
That was a 3pt pick so profit for the month 9pts and I’ll hope to improve on that on Sunday.
I’ve posted a separate preview on the two William Hill Scottish Cup ties and in the Premier League we have Burnley-West Brom, Newcastle-Stoke and West Ham-Man Utd and none of them look easy calls although the Hammers have injury problems.
Centre-halves Winston Reid, James Collins, James Tomkins and Doneil Henry are all doubts as are right-backs Carl Jenkinson and Guy Demel. Man Utd have few injury concerns and while they have drawn six times on the road they could tempt at 1-1 with William Hill.
There are big games in Italy and in La Liga Barcelona will hope to take advantage of Real Madrid trouncing by Atletico with a win at Athletic Bilbao.
Biggest game of all could be in France where leaders Lyon entertain a PSG side who are just two points adrift.
My European treble was beaten yesterday by Borussia Dortmund who decided it was time to start playing but well done to Scott Allott whose 2+ goals treble came in thanks to Wolfsburg, Villarreal and Porto.
I backed against Dortmund partly on their shocking display at home to 10-man Augsburg when they lost 1-0 in midweek but maybe Augsburg should have had more credit for the result.
Augsburg are up to joint fourth and dreaming of a first-ever Champions League place. They have won seven of their eight matches at home and are unbeaten in four against today’s opponents Eintracht Frankfurt. My Super Single is Augsburg at 1-1 with BetVictor.
Barca haven’t won in Bilbao since 2010 but have a great chance to end that run against a side who sit mid-table having lost four in front of their own fans this season. Barca can close the gap on Real to one point and are in fine scoring form with 16 in four La Liga outings. Lionel Messi and Neymar look unstoppable just now and I’m on the away at 4-11 with bookies including BetVictor.
Add Dunde Utd for reasons stated in the Scottish Cup thread and complete the treble with Fiorentina at home to lowly Atlanta in the early Italian game. Fiorentina beat their opponents 3-1 at home in the cup last month and 1-0 away at the start of the season.
They will be boosted by last week’s 2-0 cup success against Roma and in all competitions have lost one in nine.
I’ve put up a btts fourfold including Ivory Coast v Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations. I expect my antepost tips Ghana to win but there should be plenty of goals between two sides who attack better than they defend.
4pts Super Single
Super Single February record:
6 bets (3 winners, 1 loser, 2 void)
3pts Top Treble
Dundee Utd (12.30pm)
Both to score fourfold
Ivory Coast v Ghana (7pm)
Empoli v Cesena (2pm)
Inter v Palermo (7.45pm)
Espanyol v Valencia (6pm)
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets at 0.5pts)
Fourfold pays 16-1, Betfred
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