I HUMMED and hawed about putting up Sporting to win and goal in their Portuguese Cup tie and now I wish I had left it alone.
My plan was to wait for team news but encouraged by HullShaker’s valued opinion I took the bet blind and Sporting played a fairly weakened side as they won 1-0.
It was a 1.5pts loss and I don’t mind risking small stakes on any bet – it’s never nice handing back profit but if you have to then make it small returns.
Greg Browning posted a goals double but I missed it as I sneaked out for a few holes – and I’m pleased to see it was a 13-10 winner.
After the international break we have plenty to look at tonight and I’ve posted a separate preview of Inverness v Rangers with brief mentions of Cardiff v Bristol City and Nottingham Forest v Birmingham.
Earlier in the week I put up Inverness draw no bet as a Super Single and hopefully that bet will at least be voided.
On the continent there should be plenty of goals when third-placed Borussia Dortmund entertain second-placed Hertha Berlin.
Dortmund have won their three home games in the Bundesliga and netted 11 goals while Hertha have conceded three at Eintracht Frankfurt and three at Bayern Munich in their last two away games. However, the home side have injury problems so are a bit short at 3-10 at Betfred and so I’m going with both to score as Hertha have netted on three of their last four visits to Dortmund with two wins.
In La Liga it’s Las Palmas v Espanyol and this should be a home win for a side who have started the season well against opponents who have one win in six. Las Palmas to win or to score 2+ should come in.
In France leaders Nice tackle Lyon and second-placed Monaco travel to Toulouse. Nice are boosted the availability of Mario Balotelli after his red card against Lorient was rescinded. He has hit six goals in five games and is 8-5 at Coral to net again.
This is a tough one to call and I’d prefer to focus on Toulouse v Monaco which should see both teams score. Monaco netted seven at Metz last time out and Toulouse have won all three at home this season, including a defeat of champions PSG.
Greg will put up tips likely to feature Ligue 1 and Jupiler League goals tips so watch out for those.
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1pt Super Singles
Inverness draw no bet (7.45)
Balotelli to score (7.45pm)
1pt Top Treble
Las Palmas to score 2+ (7.45pm)
Dortmund v Hertha Berlin btts (7.30pm)
Toulouse v Monaco btts (6pm)
(11-2, Stan James)
October Super Singles Total
(13 bets, 7 winners, 1 void)
October Advised Accas Total
(23 bets, 6 winners)
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