IT’S been said often a good midweek is followed by a bad weekend – and so far that’s proven to be the case.
Well done anyone who made a decent profit going by the results. In fact my best tips of the day weren’t even tips – just warnings not to back German champions Bayern or Italian champions Juventus simply because their focus will be on the Champions League.
I took a chance on West Brom as the Super Single at Newcastle and while they came close to winning a draw seems to have been a fair result and leaves John Carver’s side in a precarious position after wins for Leicester, Sunderland and Aston Villa – and I was so close to choosing the Foxes for the SS.
I saw a comment about the best way to cover West Brom and really the only time to do that is when they were leading – but I was at the football and in no position to offer the advice.
Ross County beat the Top Treble early with a surprise defeat to relegated St Mirren so that was 2pts lost on both my main bets – but both remain in profit this month.
I posted a both to score/over 2.5 goals treble earlier and after much thinking I’ve decided to go with Sevilla at Celta Vigo as the Super Single.
Sevilla did us proud with their 3-0 Europa League semi-final success against Fiorentina and I don’t think they’ll be focused on the second leg until Vigo is out of the way.
The club are enjoying a fantastic season and can earn a Champions League spot by winning the Europa League or by pipping Valencia to fourth spot in La Liga.
They trail their rivals by four points with a game in hand so can’t afford any more slip-ups. Sevilla have lost on their last two trips to Vigo and that’s a concern but they are a better side these days and are unbeaten in eight away from home in the league, winning six of them.
In all competitions their only defeat in 17 was 3-2 to Real Madrid and they face a mid-table outfit with only pride to play for. I like Sevilla at 13-8 with Coral and for the more cautious you can try Sevilla draw no bet at 4-5 with the likes of Coral and Ladbrokes. The prolific Carlos Bacca is 5-1 with Paddy Power to score first in Vigo.
Champions Chelsea at home to Liverpool and Celtic at Aberdeen are in action today and both should win if they remain motivated while Man City should relegate QPR with a win. I expect Preston to beat Chesterfield in the second leg of their League One play-off but of course a draw will send them through.
City are of course a short price as is Sergio Aguero to scoree but after five in four games I’m on the Argentine to kick off the treble with a goal.
Add Champions League chasers Wolfsburg at Paderborn and St Etienne at home to Nice. Reasoning for Wolfsburg is on the goals treble while Saints need a win as they aim for a long-awaited return to the Champions League stage.
2.45pts Super Single
2pts Top Treble
Aguero to score (1.30pm)
St Etienne (4pm)
2pts Both to score/over 2.5 goals bet
Paderborn v Wolfsburg over 2.5 goals (2.30pm)
Porto v Gil Vicente over 2.5 goals (7.15pm)
Aberdeen v Celtic both to score (2.30pm)
(5-2, BetVictor, Ladbrokes)
May Super Single record
9 bets (4 winners, 5 losers)
May Top Treble record
8 bets (4 winners, 4 losers)
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