LAST Tuesday bookies were hammered for £50 million with bet365 alone admitting to lose of £9m on the night.
All the favourites in the Champions League and England won except for three teams – and one of them were Wigan. There was one draw on the night and it was a caranage for firms for the second time in two months.
Punters will be hoping for a repeat this Tuesday but there are fewer big favourites on the card although sides such as Middlesbrough, Watford, Sheffield Utd, MK Dons, Bradford and Swindon will be well backed.
Here’s my Super Single shortlist from a first glance at the coupon and without looking at team news. However, I did notice West Brom have doubts over strikers Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye and if one or both don’t start it’s the only thing that will stop me backing them at Aston Villa.
I didn’t want to pick any Scottish teams until I’d written Tuesday’s column for the Daily Record but I’ve now added Brechin at home to Dunfermline and Clyde at home to Annan. The SS in the Record is Brechin and it usually is a Scots team if there are games – haven’t finalised the site pick yet but it could be the Glebe Park men against out-of-sorts opponents who they beat away from home last Tuesday.
Newport have been crossed out after some valid comments from a fan of the Welsh club – and they were never going to be first choice anyway.
Let’s here you early thoughts for Tuesday and post any team or stats that could prove vital. All these picks are priced evens or above.
Super Single shortlist
Aston Villa v WEST BROM
Southampton v C PALACE not to lose
HULL v Sunderland
Bolton v READING
Bournemouth v WOLVES or WOLVES dnb
BRENTFORD v Huddersfield
Brighton v DERBY dnb
NORTHAMPTON v Portsmouth
BRECHIN v Dunfermline
CLYDE v Annan