IT was another small profit for anyone who followed the Super Single and Daily Double but it could have been so much better.
West Ham scuppered the Super Single against 10-man Everton and while I couldn’t give out any advice as I was out I hope anyone with a decent stake on the Hammers at least covered the draw after Aiden McGeady walked.
Bristol City and AC Milan brought up the Daily Double and on a quiet night I’ve got to be satisfied with that.
There are another three FA Cup replays to look at on Wednesday – Bradford v Millwall, Ipswich v Southampton and Spurs v Burnley – and I’ll put a separate preview with team news.
On the continent there are four Spanish Cup clashes as well as ties in Italy, France and Portugal and having looked at all the main games in more detail I’ve decided to put my faith in Saints as the Super Single at slightly under evens.
My preview highlights the fact Ipswich’s squad has been hit by a virus and even if the players make it they won’t be at their best. Mick McCarthy says he would be making five or six changes anyway while Saints boss Ronald Koeman promises to put out a strong side and he must recognise the way his side are playing they have a chance of going all the way to Wembley.
For the Top Treble I’m going with Braga to beat Academica in the Portuguese League Cup. Both sides will be weakened – Braga possibly less so – but I can’t see Academica having a chance without their full team.
In the Spanish Cup the best bets look to be Sevilla at home to Granada. Sevilla lead 2-1 from the first leg but I don’t see them letting up – it’s not their style.
Sevilla thrashed Granada 5-1 in the league in November and it was 4-0 and 3-0 in the past two seasons – and of course the only concern I have is a draw will be good enough.
Complete the treble with over 2.5 goals at Torino v Lazio. The Romans have netted exactly two goals in their last three away games at Roma, Inter and Parma and are unbeaten in seven. Torino haven’t lost in six so are returning to form but the opposition they’ve faced in that spell wasn’t great.
I thought about Lazio to win at 13-8 with William Hill but they’ll probably concede so 13-10 with McBookie and BetVictor on over 2.5 goals is too good to miss.
For a goals treble I’ve taken matches at Torino and Sevilla and added under 2.5 goals at Monaco v Guingamp in the French League Cup. Monaco are unbeaten in eight and seven clean sheets in that run is almost Aberdeenesque – in fact their last 10 have gone under 2.5 goals.
Guingamp have won seven of their last eight and six of those matches have been under 2.5 goals. They lost 1-0 at Monaco in the league this season and drew 1-1 there last season.
5pts Super Single
3pts Top Treble
Torino v Lazio over 2.5 goals (8pm)
(7-2, Coral, McBookie, BetVictor)
1pt Goals Treble
Torino v Lazio btts (8pm)
Sevilla v Granada over 2.5 goals (9pm)
Monaco v Guingamp under 2.5 goals (4pm)
(21-5, McBookie, BetVictor, William Hill)
Super Single 2015 record: 11 bets
(3 winners, 6 losers, 2 void)
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