HEARTS were Hearts, Hearts Glorious Hearts as my main Super Single landed but I lost a point on a second more speculative punt on Livingston at 11-5.
My accas were close but no cigar – for example two draws and two aways out of four but losers nevertheless – and it would have been nice to land one of them.
In a way my best tip was a non-tip – warning people off FA Cup jollies including Coventry (including Greg) and Plymouth. Apologies to readers of my Daily Record column where I tipped them but last night I had time to read match previews for the all the cup ties and team news from Coventry put me off them while Plymouth boss Derek Adams suggested he’s rotate players at home to Carlisle.
Greg’s nap was over 2.5 goals at Coventry and was up inside 19 minutes. His other tips never made it to the site before kick-off but luckily you didn’t miss any winners. And it was good to see Desmond’s 2+ goals double land at 3-1 thanks to Hearts and Fulham even though this one to 90 minutes.
Sunday is a big day for us with the planned launch of the new site. Regulars will know we’re doing this to add features and make it easier to read comments on all versions and interact with fellow punters of your choice. A Gold membership giving full access to everything and all contests (new and old) will cost just £35 including a £10 free bet with Coral.
Virtually all tips will be free and please read the post admin will put up before asking questions. I hope to celebrate the launch with a few winners and I’ve posted a preview on Ross County v Celtic, an English betting preview and some goals tips.
My first tip last night was an over 2.5 goals tip and the reasoning and some Norwegian goals picks are on a separate post.
From my Euro shortlist I’ve chosen Dortmund for the Top Treble and they are joined by Man City at Aston Villa and Newport at Brackley in the FA Cup. Dortmund have won six in a row since being humbled 5-1 by Bayern Munich and should take care of an inconsistent Schalke at home in a game with plenty of goals.
Yesterday’s tactic of a 2pt Super Single and longer odds at 1pt worked well and I’m doing the same today with Dundalk to beat Cork in the FAI Cup Final and Maidstone at home to Yeovil in the FA Cup on their 3G pitch. National League South side Maidstone have won nine in a row.
All season we’ve made money on Dundalk and goals, right up until they clinched the title and took their foot off the gas. They finished 11 points clear of second-placed Cork and crucially have won four and drawn two of the last six meetings.
Even more importantly their best player Richie Towell is available to play and with the Dundalk players saying doing the Double would be “spectacular” I’m on them to handle the big occasion better than their rivals and win in 90 minutes at the Aviva.
Reasoning for all my English picks is on the preview thread – good luck with whatever you decide to do today.
2pts Dundalk (3.30pm)
1pt Maidstone (2pm)
(7-4, William Hill)
2pts Top Treble
Man City (1.30pm)
1pt Over 2.5 goals fourfold
Dortmund v Schalke (2.30pm)
Barcelona v Villarreal (3pm)
Augsburg v Werder Bremen (4.30pm)
Sevilla v Real Madrid (7.30pm)
1pt Long Shot
Monaco +1 (8pm)
November Super Single total
13 bets (4 winners)
16 bets (3 winners)
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