I ALWAYS like the Super Single to come up but two winning trebles was a decent consolation – and Greg’s terrific nap was again well followed.
PSG -2 was a goal short but my Top Treble came in at 3-1 thanks to Brighton, Middlesbrough and Aberdeen and the European treble at 5-2 thanks to Benfica to score 2+, Real Madrid -1 and Sevilla. They provided an 11-point profit.
My goals bet flopped as did the long shots but in my Champions League preview I tipped Memphis Depay to score first at 7-1 and at any time at 11-4.
The Champions League results went pretty much as expected bar the two involving the Manchester clubs and it’s hard to believe Juventus were as big as 11-2 at the Etihad.
It’s take two in the Champions League tonight and I’ve posted a separate preview. Again the favourites are all fairly short but the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Valencia, Bayern and Bayer not winning. The fivefold pays 5-1 at BetVictor but I’m not keen on fivefolds so for a Top Treble I’m on Barca, Valencia and Bayer at just under 3-1.
Valencia have a superb home record with just two defeats in 30 matches – to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid – and were impressive as they defeated Monaco 3-1 in the Mestalla in the qualifiers.
Bayer should win by more than one against a BATE side who struggled through the qualifiers and look out of their depth and Barca will win in Italy if they play anywhere near their best. In fact for the Super Single I’m on Bayer -2 AH – money back if they win by two which they should be the minimum requirement.
Of all the favourites Bayern possibly face the toughest task at an Olympiakos side who have an exceptional home record and tend to score in front of their home fans.
So for a risky btts treble – it’s worth 0.5pts – I’m on Olympiakos-Bayern, Chelsea v Maccabi (simply because of the number of goals the Blues have been conceding) and QPR v Blackburn. Rovers have been struggling but fought back well at Fulham on Sunday and there’s always a chance of a goal with Jordan Rhodes playing – ditto with Charlie Austin in the opposite line-up.
2.25pts Super Single
Bayer Leverkusen -2 AH
Now 13-10, Winner
3pts Top Treble
0.5pts Both to Score Treble
Olympiakos v Bayern
Chelsea v Maccabi
QPR v Blackburn
3pts Super Single
Ajax (6pm, Thursday)
(9-10, McBookie, BetVictor)
September Super Single record
18 bets (6 winners, 12 losers)
26 bets (4 winners, 22 losers)
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