BIGGEST game on the coupon tonight is the FA Cup clash between Derby and Man United and it’s difficult to escape from the fact it’s a massive match for Louis van Gaal.
With his side slipping steadily down the table the last thing the Dutch boss needs is an FA Cup exit to a Championship side and in my separate preview I’ve tipped the Premier League side at evens with Betfred and Paddy Power.
BBC Alba are showing Dunfermline v Airdrie live and while it will be as low key as you can imagine I’m on the Pars to win although best available price is 2-7 at Ladbrokes.
The Fifers have won five and draw one of their last six and will go 10 points clear at the top of League One tonight. On the h2h a handicap isn’t advised but they should win by at least two and that pays 5-6 at Paddy Power.
Other big games are Mainz v Borussia M’gladbach in the Bundesliga and Marseille v Lille in the French league.
For goals bets the games to look at are as usual in the Dutch and French lower leagues and we’ll see plenty of tips.
As usual my focus at this time of the week is on my Saturday tips and Daily Record column but I’ve finished those while watching Andy Murray beat Miles Raonic to reach the Final of the Australian Open.
Pre-tournament I advised 10pts on Novak Djokovic to win and that can be covered although I’m leaving it at the moment. The world No.1 looked on a different planet against Roger Federer in the semis and he can’t lose if he repeats that performance.
First up tomorrow is the women’s final and it’s difficult to see anything but a 2-0 win for Serena Williams against Angelique Kerber at around 1-2.
I’ve had a quick look at tonight’s card and I’m putting up a goals treble – Dunfermline to score 2+, Nimes to score 2+ (liked by Greg and others) and both to score at Laval v Niort. I’m risking 2pts that will just about wipe out the accumulator losses.
Staying in France and Paris FC have been on my radar simply because they signed ex-Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni on loan from Angers. Mohsni made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Auxerre and with PFC signing a couple of other players they should avoid defeat at struggling Brest.
Last night my only bet was a treble which lost at the first hurdle as Utrecht were surprisingly beaten at lowly Roda.
27 bets (11 winners, 2 void)
January Advised Accas Total
44 bets (7 winners)