BETTING really is a funny old game. I’ve lost 6pts on my football tips in the last two days but cashed in at Cheltenham.
Everyone here knows I don’t bet horses but I make an exception for Cheltenham and over the last three days I’ve landed seven or eight winners and a couple of places.
I’ve done that by reading the likes of Johnb and Voice of Value’s tips but also by picking a couple of my own from doing some research.
On Thursday I spent a great day down there courtesy of Ladbrokes and the horses weren’t the only ones with long faces as bookies took a bashing. I’m pleased to say I was one of many on the treble of Vautour, Thistlecrack and Limini and it was nice to see bookies taking it on the chin.
I’m back to concentrate on the football and I can’t recommend much for Friday as I concentrate on writing my Saturday Daily Record columns.
In Scotland the big game is Falkirk v Rangers in the |Championship and the Bairns are now the Ibrox side’s nearest title challengers.
Nearest is the wrong word though because they are a distant 14 points behind and in reality fighting with Hibs for second spot.
The Bairns usually make it tough for Mark Warburton’s men but the Ibrox side have been in good form and I’m taking them to win although finding value is difficult as they are no bigger than 4-7 with bet365.
I thought about Gers to score 2+ but that returns just 6-10 so what about Kenny Miller at 7-2 with McBookie to score first.
Morton netted at Ibrox last Friday and Falkirk could score having done so two out of three times this season and in the last three meetings at home.
There is a big game in the English Championship with Middlesbrough tackling Hull. Boro were beaten 2-0 at Charlton with boss Aitor Karanka absent after a row.
On the continent I’m expecting goals when Marseille entertain Rennes – although not from Steven Fletcher. The on-loan Sunderland striker has struggled to make an impact on Ligue One and is unlikely to start.
As far as Cheltenham goes I might put up a tip. I sat with some racing experts yesterday and like Johnb the one that seems to be fancied most for the Gold Cup is Don Poli with Barter’s Hill liked in the 2.50.
2pts Super Single
Marseille v Rennes btts
1pt Top Treble
Hull not to lose
Eindhoven v VVV Venlo over 2.5 goals (7pm)
March Super Singles Total
20 bets (10 winners, 10 losers)
March Advised Accas Total
26 bets (5 winners, 19 losers)