IT’S another busy night of football in England with seven Premier League matches and four in the Championship.
My Top Treble features a top-flight team, second-tier outfit and one from Scotland I hope are back on track after a weekend boost.
In the Championship there’s a meeting of two sides enjoying contrasting fortunes under new Scots bosses. Alex Neil’s Norwich are challenging for promotion after eight wins in 10 while Malky Mackay’s Wigan are doomed to drop after seven defeats in 10.
Norwich have won six in a row and in their last three at Carrow Road have netted eight without reply. Neil’s fliers are 4-7 at McBookie and William Hill and kick off my Top Treble.
I’m happy to back them as a Super Single to win by two or more at 13-8 with Paddy Power.
Liverpool to beat Burnley are my second pick. The Reds will take confidence from beating Man City and are closing in on the top four after a poor start.
McBookie and William Hill go 2-5 and that’s not bad even though Burnley drew at 10-man Chelsea in their last away game.
Complete the treble with Arbroath at home to East Stirling. They should get back to winning ways after recovering from 3-0 down at the weekend to draw 3-3 with Elgin at the weekend – in fact they were denied a fourth in injury time by an offside flag.
Some people are being put off by Arbroath not winning in six but I believe Saturday was a turnaround and the result was treated like a win going by the reaction of the players. Shire have improved but their only recent away win was at Albion Rovers with five of their last six matches being at home. They have lost twice to Arbroath this season and conceded seven goals.
Take Birmingham as an alternative if you don’t like Arbroath. Have a good day.
Celtic are 2-9 at William Hill to move nine points clear at the top of the Premiership by sinking St Johnstone tonight. That’s no value so look at Celtic at 4-5 with McBookie to win to nil against a side who were held 0-0 by Killie on Saturday.
Brechin beat the Super Single yesterday as they were held by Dunfermline and Preston downed the Top Treble as they threw away a lead to lose to Doncaster. My goal single came up with over 2.5 at Charlton and my five teams to score came in at 2-1.
I’ve posted a separate Premiership preview and expect big guns Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool all to win but and that pays just over 7-2 at Betfred.
On the continent there are some big cup games with PSG facing Monaco in France and Napoli travelling to Lazio in the Coppa Italia. Barcelona take a 3-1 lead to Villarreal for the second leg of their semi-final while Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao are locked at 1-1.
I’m taking both teams to score in both and adding Lazio-Napoli to complete a treble.
3pts Super Single
(13-8, Paddy Power)
2pts Top Treble
3pts Goals Single
Birmingham v Blackpool over 2.5 goals
(11-10, BetVictor, William Hill)
1pt both to score treble
Villarreal v Barcelona (7pm)
Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao (9pm)
Lazio v Napoli (7.45pm)
Super Single March record:
3 bets (1 win, 2 losers)
3 bets (2 wins, 1 loser)
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