FRIDAY’S Super Single winner was strangely inspired by a contributor putting up what looked good shout but turned out a loser.
When I saw Terry Ire tip over 1.5 Cambridge cards at 11-10 v Man United I liked it and with no value anywhere else on the game I decided to play slightly safer with over 2.5 cards in the match.
Cambridge were more disciplined than expected and the card count finished 2-1 in favour of Man United – so my bet was a winner but Terry’s unfortunately wasn’t.
So once I again I’m one win away from returning the 2015 figure to a profit – but as regulars will know my actual profit/loss figure is much different thanks to successfully covering some of the losers.
Last Saturday punters won fortunes backing the Premier League favourites but today will be so much tougher with the FA Cup dominating the card. Team news has been posted separately but that doesn’t always take into account the players being rested and plenty of sides will be weakened so keep an eye out for line-ups.
I’ve pretty much steered clear of the FA Cup games – with one or two exceptions – but of course that means a restricted card so my advice today would be to play for lower than usual stakes.
My Super Single could be risky too – so it’s a 3-pointer – and raaljaca won’t be backing it. I’ve been impressed with Hibs recently and their firepower is superb. I’m backing them at 6-5 to win away to a Queen of the South side they haven’t scored against in two meetings this season.
Alan Stubbs’ men, however, have hit a rich vein of form, scoring 18 in six games and beating Rangers 4-0 and drawing 1-1 with Hearts in that spell. Confidence is sky high and I’m backing them to end their jinx at a difficult venue.
I picked Hibs ahead of the likes of Huddersfield at a Wigan side who have just lost Ben Watson and Shaun Maloney and are in poor form and Yeovil at home to Coventry. Yeovil should win but have some injury problems.
Brechin v Peterhead in Scottish League One was off early and later Cowdenbeath v Rangers in frozen Fife bit the dust.
So here are my top tips – play the shop tips for seriously low stakes.
3pts Super Single
(6-5, William Hill)
2.5pts Top Treble
2.5pts Spanish highs
Real Madrid -1 (3pm)
Barcelona -1 (5pm)
Atletico Madrid (7pm)
1pt Both Teams to Score
Port Vale v Crewe
Bury v Carlisle
Hearts v Falkirk
QoS v Hibs
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
Fourfold pays 30-1, Betfred
Birmingham v WBA
Port Vale v Crewe
St Mirren v Dundee
Dumbarton v Livingston
Perm any 2, 3 and 4 (11 bets)
Fourfold pays 171-1, McBookie, BetVictor