IT looked like being a good night when Cristiano Ronaldo landed my first-scorer tip at 10-3 – but in the end Juventus got the better of Real Madrid to reach the Final of the Champions League.
Real battered the Italians in the early stages and maybe scored too early because at the point they were through on away goals and sat back a bit.
Juve pushed forward at the start of the second half and the goal was coming when ex-Real striker Alavaro Morata struck.
So it’s a Juve-Barcelona final in Berlin next month and while Barca are 4-11 favourites with BetVictor I don’t think Juve can be taken lightly at 9-4. The Suarez-Chiellini reunion will be interesting and I suppose the bottom line is if Lionel Messi’s at his best the Spaniards should triumph.
Real to qualify was my Super Single ahead of Forfar – and I wish I’d taken the Championship promotion chasers to beat Alloa. When the genie visits my three wishes will be 1. Hindsight, 2. More hindsight and 3. Tomorrow’s papers (with results in them).
My Top Treble was well researched but Start-ed badly and never got going – but still the profit is a healthy 19pts this month.
Tonight the focus is on the Europa League and I’ve posted a separate preview and tips for Fiorentina-Sevilla and Dnipro-Napoli.
We also have the second legs of the League Two play-offs with Southend and Stevenage locked at 1-1 and Plymouth travelling to Wycombe 3-2 down.
I’m sticking to what I know best tonight having been let down by some Turkish and Scandinavian matches that didn’t go the way they should have. Having said that Besiktas should beat Akhisar away in the only game in Turkey as they bid to close the gap on leaders Galatasaray to two points.
For the Super Single it was toss-up between goals at Fiorentina and goals at Wycombe and as it’s a bigger price I’ll go for the latter. Plymouth are back in the tie after trailing 3-0 at home and it should be another open affair like the first leg.
One thing against is stats – with five of the last six meetings only seeing one team score but it’s do or die for Plymouth and if they’re too attacking they’ll be picked off by a side who are generally strong at home.
I thought about putting up a treble of Fiorentina v Napoli btts, under 2.5 goals at Akhisar and Plymouth to score but I’ve decided not to – anyone having a go should do so at 1pt.
4pts Super Single
Wycombe v Plymouth over 2.5 goals (7.45pm)
(11-10, Betfred, BetVictor)
May Super Single record
13 bets (4 winners, 9 losers)
May Top Treble record
12 bets (6 winners, 6 losers)
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