IT was one of those close but no cigar days with Valencia beating my 6-1 both to score treble and AC Milan downing the 9-2 Top Treble.
I had plenty right but on accumulators you can’t afford to have one wrong.
Valencia actually netted in injury time through Mustafi but his header was ruled out much to the frustration of manager Gary Neville who must be close to being axed after the 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.
My 1pt Super Singles both lost – there was no red card at Tynecastle but plenty of bookings – and I tried to find value in the East Kilbride-Celtic match by going Celtic -5.
A 2-0 win was shocking and it’s an embarrassing scoreline for a side with Champions League ambitions against non-league part-timers.
Having started the month cautiously some of my profit has gone and this week I’m going back to being careful.
Greg Browning had a cracking day with his nap and NB winning while Jordan wasn’t so lucky with his Aussie and Dutch selections.
Monday’s pretty quiet with Espanyol v Sociedad and from Portugal it’s Sporting v Rio Ave and Braga v Estoril. I’ve had a quick glance at stats and there’s a possibility of both teams scoring in all three although as someone commented earlier both sides are missing key attackers in Felipe Caicedo and Imanol Agirretxe respectively.
It was 3-2 to Espanyol when the sides met in San Sebastian and four of the last five meetings in Barcelona have seen both score with three of them going over 3.5 goals. Five of Espanyol’s last six have gone over 2.5 goals as have four of Real’s previous six.
Espanyol haven’t won in eight and were hammered 6-0 last time out by Real Madrid. They have conceded 19 in six games but three of those were against Real Madrid and Barcelona so a Sociedad side in decent form barring a 5-1 blip at Sporting Gijon will fancy their chances of picking up at least a point.
Sporting’s last five have gone over 2.5 goals and they’ve conceded seven in their last four. That will give Rio Ave hope they can net having done so on their last three visits.
Rio Ave have scored in 19 of their 20 league games including in Porto and Benfica as well as at home to Sporting. Their 10 away games have totalled 38 goals – the most in the league – so while both to score tempts at over evens I’m doing a double on over 2.5 goals and Braga to beat Estoril.
Braga have climbed to fourth with three wins and two draws in their last five and have won three in a row at home to Estoril. In their last home outing Braga routed Rio Ave 5-1 and while this should be a home but there is also a chance of both teams scoring although I’m going for the straight win as Braga have conceded just six in nine home matches.
In Holland Go Ahead v Den Bosch should see both score and I’ve seen plenty of tips for goals in the French Ligue 2 clash between Le Havre and Dijon.
Anyway the Sporting game let me down but I broke even by backing no goal with about 10 minutes to go. I commented about this but didn’t advise the bet as it wasn’t sensible cover.
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2pts Daily Double
Sporting v Rio Ave over 2.5 goals (7pm)
(6-4, Stan James)
February Super Single Total
9 bets (6 winners)
February Advised Accas Total
14 bets (4 winners)
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