I DON’T know who felt sicker on Thursday night – myself or Greg Browning.
My Super Single and his nap were both leading before losing 3-2. I was on Gillingham not to lose at Wigan and Greg backed Eibar to beat Las Palmas.
Actually I probably felt worse because three times I went to cover the bet – twice I missed out because the market was suspended and on third occasion I decided to let it run in the hope Gillingham would score or at least not concede again.
After the arguments about covering on Wednesday last night’s results have convinced it’s the way to go – and remember I try to cover the stake so it’s small stakes and Wigan must have been about 20-1 when they trailed 2-0.
Same thing happened to me with Motherwell against Hamilton and it seems the odds or the gods are against me this month. I hope to still turn it around starting tonight with the Scottish Cup clash between St Mirren and Partick Thistle.
I’ve posted a full preview of the tie and the key stat is the fact Saints have won just one home game in all competitions this season. Alex Rae’s been in charge for just three games but even he lost at St Mirren Park while both his away matches were victories.
Partick’s odds to win are a little short at 4-6 so for the Super Single I’m on the Jags -1 AH at 11-10 with bet365.
Elsewhere Liverpool are in FA Cup action at Exeter three days after battling to a 1-0 Capital One Cup semi-final win at Stoke.
Jurgen Klopp has huge injury problems and is likely to rotate anyway but Liverpool should be strong enough for a mid-table League Two side. They still look worth taking at 1-2 with bet365. Anyone fancies a shock can have Exeter at 15-2 with sportingbet.
Runaway French leaders PSG are in action at home to a Bastia side they’ve beaten in nine of their last 10 meetings. They won 2-0 away in October and have covered the handicap in all three of the recent clashes between the sides in the capital.
There’s not much else on the go bar French lower-league matches and some friendlies. My focus is now on the weekend matches but on the assumption Christian Benteke will start for Liverpool I’m putting up an anytime scorer double with PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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3pts Super Single
Partick Thistle -1AH (7.30pm)
1pt Daily Double
Benteke to score (7.55pm)
Ibrahimovic to score (7.30pm)
January Super Single Total
8 bets (0 winners, 1 void)
January Advised Accas Total
8 bets (2 winners)