I HAD a plan to wipe out the Super Single losses in three days but it was beaten all ends up by Bodo/Glimt.
All I needed to complete a 9pts 4-5 treble was Valerenga not to lose at home to BG and everything was going to plan when they took the lead.
With about half an hour to go and Valerenga seemingly dominant bet365 made me an offer I couldn’t refuse so I covered Bodo/Glimt to win at 40-1.
I seriously considered putting 1pt on at 40s but settled for advising cover 0.2pts – and couldn’t believe what happened next. BG levelled with nine to go then fired in a 93rd-minute winner.
Sometimes you have to laugh or you’d cry but that kind of sums up June for me. It was just a 1pt loss on the day but was so nearly an 8pt profit and quote close to being a 32pt win – although I’d have felt a little guilty if I’d that had happened.
Again my Top Treble hit the bar with Tromso and RoPS winning but my over 3.5 goals stats-based shout on Valerenga finished one short.
I can’t see me wiping out the 26.5pt losses in two days but it would be nice to maybe half it. On Monday there a couple of games in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland but not much else so I may look at some tennis bets.
Finnish leaders HJK go to Inter Turku and while they are in decent form they’ve won just once in seven visits there. Four of the last six have seen both score so that could be a shout at 10-11 with Coral.
Swedish Superettan top dogs Jonkopings are 4-6 with BetVictor to beat Degerfors but it might be better looking at goals with 11 of the last 12 meetings between the sides going over 2.5. That pays 4-6 at Ladbrokes.
All five matches in the Norwegian second tier saw both scoring on Sunday and there could be plenty of goals when Baerum meet Brann. There are no h2hs to talk about but eight of Brann’s last nine and four of Baerum’s last six have gone over 2.5 goals. This returns 4-7 at Paddy Power.
In Iceland Celtic’s Champion League opponents Stjarnan face a Keflavik side they’ve lost once to in seven outings. Stjarnan have made a stuttering start to their title defence with three wins, three defeats and three draws but should beat the men propping up the table. They are 10-11 at bet365.
For a 1pt Top Treble I’m both to score at Inter Turku, over 2.5 goals at Jonkoping and Stjarnan to win.
My Super Single (just a tag remember) is a treble on today’s Wimbledon matches. With most favourites so short in the early rounds it’s tough finding value unless you go with set betting.
But I’ve dug out a treble that pays 13-10 with Paddy Power and should hopefully land.
I can’t see past Chile in their Copa America semi-final against Peru and will put up some tips for that later and maybe add a Super single considering it doesn’t kick off until the early hours of Tuesday morning. Chile are a best 7-8 at bet365 minus one and it looks decent value.
7pts Super Single
Tomic to bt Struff (1.30pm)
Benic to bt Pironkova (1.30pm)
Nishikori to bt Bolelli (2.30pm)
(13-10, Paddy Power)
1pt Top Treble
Inter Turku v HJK btts (4.30pm)
Jonkoping v Degerfors over 2.5 goals (6.20pm)
June Super Single record
38 bets (16 winners, 22 losers)
June Daily Double/Top Treble record
23 bets (3 winners, 20 losers)
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