I FINALLY picked a winning double on Saturday thanks to both to score in the matches at Stabaek and Denmark v Sweden U-21s.
That paid 2-1 to reduce my losses and I also suggested btts at all three Norwegian matches but never posted it as a treble.
My first Super Single went down as Rosenborg were held by Molde but I did tip Alexander Soderlund to score first at 4-1. I posted a second SS but it was a fairly speculative 14-1 pick on Thiago Silva to score for Brazil at any time.
In my Brazil-Paraguay preview I tipped the draw at 27-10 so wasn’t surprised by the final result with the Paraguyans going through after another bizarre shootout.
There are no Copa America or European Under-21 matches on Sunday and no women’s World Cup matches either and maybe that’s no bad thing as all three tournaments have tricked punters over the last fortnight.
That leaves with Norwegian and Finnish league matches and I’ve been having a look at them before deciding whether to put up any tips. There are plenty of friendlies, including St Johnstone and Aberdeen meeting at Brechin four days before both sides open their Europa League campaigns, so as usual if anyone has key team news on those matches they can post it here (thanks Greg).
In Norway there could be a few goals at Valerenga-Bodo Glimt. Before drawing 0-0 with Molde last time out Valerenga’s previous five had gone over 2.5 goals including 4-2 and 5-4 wins. Bodo Glimt have conceded 10 goals in their last four games but also beaten Mjondalen 5-1 during that spell. Over 3.5 goals pays 20-19 at Ladbrokes.
Viking v Sarpsborg could see both score with Sarpsborg netting in five of their last six away games and Viking netting in their previous six. That pays 4-6 at bet365 and Betfred.
Tromso aren’t the greatest side but must feel it when they face Haugesund. They have won the last five at home and are 5-6 with Coral to make it six in a row but it’s worth noting they’ve only won once in front of their home fans this season.
Odd are unbeaten in seven away games as they head to Lillestrom and could be worth a look at 9-10 with BetVictor draw no bet.
Lillestrom could only draw with Sandefjord last time out and that ended a run of nine successive defeats for their rivals. Basement boys Sandefjord have conceded six to Molde, five to Rosenborg and four to Stabaek in recent weeks and you have to fear for them at Mjondalen who are 4-11 at bet365 and BetVictor.
In Finland second-placed RoPS have the best away record and could win at Jaro. They are 13-10 with BetVictor. The other game sees HIFK take on Mariehamm and a draw wouldn’t be a surprise.
Having spent most of my team looking at the Norwegian games my Super Single is a double chance treble. I know this doesn’t go down well with everyone but with three days of June to go I’m attempting to make up the 25pt loss if possible so 9pts on a 4-5 treble will give me a boost.
If you don’t agree with this tactic don’t have a rant – just leave it out. And if this treble fails I’ll accept June’s been a disastrous month and do at most two small bets on Monday and Tuesday before starting again in July.
I’m not chasing losses so allowing myself a 1pt Top Treble on RoPS not to lose, over 3.5 goals at Valerenga and Tromso to win.
9pts Super Single
Tromso not to lose (5pm)
Mjondalen not to lose (5pm)
Valerenga not to lose (7pm)
1pt Top Treble
RoPS not to lose (4.30pm)
Valerenga v Bodo Glimt over 3.5 goals )7pm)
(4-1, BetVictor, Coral)
1pt Super Single
Thiago Silva to score (Brazil, 10.30pm) Pending
June Super Single record
35 bets (14 winners, 21 losers)
June Daily Double/Top Treble record
21 bets (3 winners, 18 losers)
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