THE difference between a profit and loss on Saturday came down to West Ham and West Ham alone.
In hindsight – and if anyone knows where I can buy some – I put too much faith in the Hammers but those bad bookies dangled a carrot with a best price 7-5 at Sunderland.
We all know what happened and after getting back to 2-2 at Sunderland it’s pity they didn’t find a winner against 10 men. The Hammers beat me for two Super Singles and an aways treble with Stoke and Luton winning – so as much as 17 points. As I said last month one goal can make a huge difference.
Thankfully Ross County netted in the final minute to bring up my 11-2 Scottish both to score treble so the loss for the day was 3.5pts.
Hearts beat my Top Treble and I was there to see it. They should have beaten Kilmarnock while I was a Colchester goal short of bringing up the English btts treble.
It was good to see Desmond land his two 2s double thanks to West Ham and Luton and Greg Browning’s nap was a belter – over 2.5 goals at Peterborough where it finished 5-3. He put up six over 2.5 goals tips and four won – I posted six btts tips and five won. Are goals the way to go – it looks like it.
Prolific poster Ryan Allan also had a great day with a 50-1 winner and some other good tips.
I had a few scoops at Tynecastle so while I’ve made my Sunday shortlist I’m not putting up tips until the morning when I’ve got a clear head.
It’s a big day in the Premier League with Arsenal facing Man Utd, Everton taking on Liverpool in the Merseyside derby and Spurs travelling to Swansea.
In Scotland Celtic bid to close the gap on leaders Aberdeen to on point after the Dons suffered a stunning 5-1 loss at home to St Johnstone. That result made Greg even happier than his nap success.
Atletico Madrid take on Real Madrid in La Liga and there’s a big card in Italy plus games all over the Continent.
For my Super Single I’m taking Greg’s advice and picking a goals bet. I’ve been doing a 2+ top of the pots table and Basel feature on that. Today the Swiss leaders face bottom dogs Zurich and while they look a decent bet at 11-10 with BetVictor I’m taking Basel to score over 1.5 goals at the slightly lower price of 4-5 at Coral.
All stats suggest an away win with both scoring and Basel 2+. That’s happened in the last six league meetings between the sides with Basel scoring 20 goals in those matches. With the stats and form so strong I’m making it a 5pts Super Single.
I’m posting a Daily Double of PSG and Schalke. PSG should beat a Marseille side without a win in four with the minimum of fuss. The Paris side have netted 10 in their last three matches and won five in a row at home to Marseille.
Schalke made it six wins in a row with a dynamic display against Asteras in midweek. Franco di Santo hit a hat-trick and Jan-Klaas Huntelaar chipped in with his usual goal. Cologne have won on in six and while they beat Schalke away last season their three previous visits ended in deefat with 10 goals conceded.
PSG-Schalke is my only WDW bet today and that will please some people. I had missed day yesterday so no time to do write-ups for the big English games or Hamilton v Celtic. Daily Record readers will know my tip for the Scottish game was both to score and of course that came in early.
If pushed I’d go Everton draw no bet against Liverpool and Man Utd not to lose at Arsenal and the Madrid derby has the feel of a low-score draw.
5pts Super Single
Basel to score over 1.5 goals (3pm)
4pts Daily Double
(6-4, William Hill)
LOSS – it’s a Schalker!
1pt Both to Score Treble
Bayern Munich v Dortmund (4.30pm)
Palermo v Roma (2pm)
Lorient v Bordeaux (4pm)
October Super Single stats
4 bets (1 winner)
5 bets (1 winner)
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