IT’S been a long month and a long season and the end to both is in sight.
I’ve enjoyed a rollercoaster May with the Super Single and Top Treble and it was another day of ups and downs on Saturday.
I was full of confidence about the chances of Inverness, Barcelona and PSG winning their respective cup finals.
And my best tip on the Arsenal-Aston Villa FA Cup Final was Theo Walcott to score first at 8-1 and thanks to Walcott, Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani I landed a nice 11-1 anytime scorer treble – in fact they all netted first!
PSG lifted the French Cup as expected but without all the panache and style associated with a side completing a domestic treble. Their 1-0 win wiped out 5.4pt of my Super Single profit – which as regulars know was so hard-earned last week.
St Germain not winning by at least two beat the Top Treble while Villa not scoring at Wembley downed the both to score treble on a day of near misses.
After the excitement of yesterday’s cup finals the big issue to be settled on Sunday is the final Champions League place in Serie A as Napoli and Lazio meet and I’ve posted a separate Serie A preview featuring the big one. Napoli will go above Lazio with a win because their h2h record this season is better while the Romans need a point.
The preview also gives reasoning for my Italian goals tips and the Super Single which is both to score at Sassuolo and Genoa to win. I’m going double or quits so will either end the month in profit or level – and level isn’t bad considering I was more than 20pts down this time last week.
There’s the second leg of the Premiership final between Motherwell and Rangers and there is a separate preview on that one too.
I’ve been dabbling with Scandinavian games and will take more interest in these over the summer. One side that’s caught the eye is Stabaek and they are 9-4 at bet365 to win at Sarpsborg. Stabaek had racked up five wins in a row before drawing 3-3 at Molde while Sarpsborg have won one in four.
Since I’m in profit and it’s the last day in May I’m taking that on the treble and adding Rosenborg -1 Asian Handicap at home to Tromso. It’s top v second bottom which is why Rosenborg are so short. They should win by more than one but Trondheim meetings between the pair in recent seasons have been close so I’ll factor in less risk by going AH -1.
Rosenborg have scored 19 in their last six but one was a defeat at Mjondalen while Tromso have lost five in a row – three one-goal defeats and a two-goal loss.
Complete the treble with Sporting to beat Braga in the Portuguese Cup Final in Lisbon. Sporting have enjoyed a decent campaign, finishing third and a massive 18 points in front of fourth-placed Braga who they beat 4-1 a couple of weeks ago.
With Porto and Benfica dominant in Portugal this is a chance for Sporting to get their hands on silverware and I don’t think they’ll slip up. They are 19-20 at bet365 to win in 90 minutes and 1-2 to lift the trophy.
I correctly tipped several first scorers in yesterday’s cup finals and here I’d side with Islam Silmani who has need five in his last nine games. He is 5-1 at bet365 and 888sport.
1.2pts Super Single
Genoa and both to score (7.45pm)
1pt Top Treble
Sporting Lisbon (5.15pm)
Rosenborg -1 AH (7pm)
Both teams to score
Sassuolo v Genoa (7.45pm)
Torino v Cesena (7.45pm)
Inter v Empoli (7.45pm)
AIK v Helsingborgs (2pm)
Malmo v Atvidaberg (4.30pm)
Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)
Fivefold pays 16-1, Ladbrokes
May Super Single record
37 bets (16 winners, 21 losers)
May Top Treble record
26 bets (8 winners, 18 losers)
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