IT was fish for tea on Wednesday thanks to Pescara’s result but Hacken’s draw at Atvidabergs means there will be no meatballs for me in Ikea – not even at £1.
It’s the second time Hacken have hacked me off in recent weeks and you can bet I won’t be going near them any time soon.
The Top Treble had one winner with both to score at Galatastaray-Bursaspor in the Turkish Cup Final. There’s not much happening on Thursday but I’ve research the three Swedish games – Djurgarden v Norrkoping, Kalmar v Hammarby and Gothenburg v Elfsborg – and looked at the Ukrainian Cup Final between champions Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donestsk in Kiev.
Both Djurgarden and Norrkoping are unbeaten in seven so while the home are odds-on favourites and are unbeaten in nine playings of this fixture goals could be the way to go. Twelve of the last 13 meetings have seen both score but that of course is a short price but over 2.5 goals at 3-4 with BetVictor and Ladbrokes is better.
Leaders Gothenburg, with one defeat all season, face third-placed Elfsborg who have also lost just once. Three of their last four meetings have finished 0-0 and four of the last six under 1.5 goals so it promises to be tight.
Djurgarden’s last four matches have totalled 20 goals and over 3.5 is 15-8 at BetVictor for anyone who wants to push the boat out further.
There are more goals in Kalmar-Hammarby matches with five of the last six going over 2.5 goals. The sides look closely matched but Kalmar have won their last six at home to Hammarby and they tempt at a best 13-10 with boylesports but on the Top Treble I’m backing them AH +0 which makes it void if it’s a draw.
The Final in Ukraine should be tight but I’d side with Dynamo if pushed. They won the title by 10 points and went through the season unbeaten including a 1-0 win at home to Shakhtar and 0-0 draw away.
Losing the championship has been a shock to Shakhtar after five titles in a row and being forced to play home games in Lviv must have had en effect. They’ll be determined to stop their rivals completing the double but it will be tough with Dynamo enjoying home advantage and I’m backing them not to lose.
Unusually I’m completing the treble with a tennis bet. We’ve reach the semi-finals of the French Open and while King of Clay Rafael Nadal has tumbled out the Queen of Clay Serena Williams looks unstoppable. She is just 1-6 to beat surprise Swiss miss Timea Bacsinzsky and should do so with the minimum of fuss.
William is around 1-2 to win in straights sets and this looks a game too far for her inexperienced opponent. I’m putting 2pts on the treble in a bid to wipe out early losses.
The Super Single is of course more important to me and while I try to go at least evens smaller cards sometimes force me to go under and that’s the case tonight. I can’t see a better bet than overs at Djurgarden so I’m risking 4pts on over 2.5 goals and 1pt on over 3.5 goals. If it’s 0-0 I’ll eat my dime bar ( I don’t gave a hat).
4pts Djurgarden v Norrkoping over 2.5 goals (6pm)
(3-4, BetVictor, Ladbrokes)
1pt Djurharden v Norrkoping over 3.5 goals
2pts Top Treble
Kalmar AH +0 (6pm)
Kiev not to lose (8pm)
Serena William 2-0 (2.30pm)
June Super Single record
3 bets (1, winner, 2 losers)
June Daily Double/Top Treble record
2 bets (2 losers)
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