ON a quiet day I put up just one selection but unfortunately RoPS failed to hang on to their early lead against Inter Turku.
Cover was available at 1-0 but I wasn’t around to advise it although I’m sure plenty would have taken that option.
I also suggested a 1-2 double on RoPS and Peru not to lose and that should come in for those who preferred that to the RoPS win.
Late on Friday the big game is the Copa America quarter-final between Argentina and Colombia and my initial thoughts are a win for Argentina with Aguero fit after being badly missed against Jamaica. Neither team though have impressed in the tournament so far but we know Argentina have the talent to make it happen.
Colombia produced the goods to beat Brazil but picking up just one point from meetings against Peru and Venezuela meant they finished third and a tough quarter-final. Radamel Falcao has struggled, Carlos Bacca is suspended and Atletico Madrid new boy Jackson Martinez not picked so it could be a struggle up top for Jose Pekerman’s side.
Argentina have dominated possession in all three of their matches and the World Cup finalists have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven despite the emphasis being on superstar forwards Aguero and Lionel Messi.
The last five meetings between the sides have produced just seven goals and unless Argentina find their shooting boots it could be another low scorer with under 2.5 goals paying 11-20 at sportingbet and under 1.5 goals returning 17-10 with BetVictor.
Having correctly tipped Chile and Peru to win the first two quarters I’m standing by my antepost picks Argentina to win (I also backed Chile so I’d be happy with a Chile-Argentina final) as one of my Super Singles.
My second one is both to score at Dundalk v Limerick based on stats and the fact you can get 7-4. Stats say seven of the last eight meetings have seen both score and while Dundalk have dominated the League of Ireland for the last two seasons they have won just four of their last 10 meetings against Limerick.
Before the mini break they were wobbling and suffered their first defeat of the season against Bohemians. They are extremely short to win but btts is worth a go when stats back it up and it pays almost 2-1.
Both to score has been confidently predicted at Bohemians v Drogheda and that starts my Top Treble. Seven of Bohemians last eight games have brought up this market while Drogheda have netted in five of their last six.
Add Cork to win at a struggling Derry and St Pat’s at a short price to take care of Longford at home for a treble that returns just under 4-1.
3pts Argentina (12.30am)
(5-6, William Hill, Paddy Power)
2pts Dundalk v Limerick btts (7.45pm)
1pt Top Treble
St Pat’s (7.45pm)
Cork City (7.45pm)
Bohemians v Drogheda btts (7.45pm)
June Super Single record
31 bets (13 winners, 18 losers)
June Daily Double/Top Treble record
19 bets (2 winners, 17 losers)
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