IT was a tough day as expected unless you were on goals at Bath or Johnb’s 33-1 nap.
Northampton beat my Super Single by being held at Mansfield and my trebles were nowhere – and it was sod’s law that Northern Ireland beat Slovenia later as I said I’d post it as a Super Single if Northampton won.
Three injury-time goals at Bath brought up a 9-2 over 2.5 goals treble for Greg and it must be the first time that’s happened for anyone.
As everyone knows I’m not a big fan of international friendlies and there are a raft to look at including England v Holland, Germany v Italy and Scotland v Denmark.
I’ll post a separate preview covering in the main the England and Scotland games with both possible winners. Daniel Sturridge is a confirmed starter for England and is 9-2 at bet365 and Ladbrokes to score first. James Milner will captain the side, Jamie Vardy and Theo Walcott will provide width and Fraser Forster be in goals after Jack Butland’s broken ankle ruled him out the Euros.
The Dutch are rebuilding after failing to qualify and Danny Blind will field a young and inexperienced side including the likes of Ajax star kids Rich Bazoer and Jetro Willems while Luk de Jong will be up top in the absence of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Elsewhere France should beat Russia as long as they go with a strong side and Sweden, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing the Czech Republic, can beat a side made to look ordinary by Scotland last week.
There are Asian World Cup qualifiers and African Nations Cup qualifiers as well as Colombia v Ecuador in South America qualifying and in English League One Coventry entertain Colchester.
For a Top Treble I’m going with England and France, who have won seven of their last eight, and finishing with Uruguay in their late kick-off at home to Peru. Uruguay have won their home ties 3-0 against Colombia and Chile and with Luis Suarez back and among the goals against Brazil they should take care of lowly Peru.
Suarez to score is 10-11 with William Hill and that’s one Super Single as I look to finish the month on a good note. The last time the sides met three years ago the Barcelona star netted twice in a 2-1 away win and he’ll be looking to impress home fans after serving his biting ban.
The second is England to score 2+ and with a frontline of Sturridge, Walcott and Vardy they should carve open a Dutch defence that conceded three at home to France last week.
In other games I’d consider Italy not to lose in Germany, Republic of Ireland to beat Slovakia, Sweden to see off Czech Rep and Portugal to beat Belgium if Cristiano Ronaldo starts for the home side.
Like Wales without Gareth Bale, Portugal are rudderless minus Ronaldo who could be rested ahead of El Clasico this weekend. A combination of injuries and the Brussels terror attacks have left Belgium without the likes of Christian Benteke, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Divock Origi, Jan Vertonghen, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Dries Mertens and Mousa Dembele and boss Marc Wilmots admits he’s down to the bare bones.
2pts Super Singles
Suarez to score (12am)
(10-11, William Hill)
England to score 2+
2pts Top Treble
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March Super Singles Total
29 bets (14 winners, 15 losers)
March Advised Accas Total
43 bets (10 winners, 33 losers)