FAIR play to Celtic – they did better in Amsterdam than I expected to sink the Super Single.
It was good result and one they needed but in fairness they came up against an Ajax team who underperformed, giving away two sloppy goals, and were heading for defeat until Emilio Izaguirre was sent off.
There were a couple of smart tips about my Ajax tip but not many people who have watched Celtic recently would have backed them in Holland. I reckon only Hoops fan Alves and Dutch expert Mr Orange doubted an Ajax win before the game – everyone else waited until the match was playing out.
Celtic’s point wasn’t the only shock scoreline with Fenerbahce losing at home to Molde, Basel winning in Fiorentina and Rosenborg drawing at St Etienne among the others.
However, nothing should surprise anyone when it comes to the Europa League and I’ll remain cautious in future rounds with goals bets or scorer bets maybe the way to go.
My both to score treble didn’t land but my 27-1 long shot wasn’t too far away with two winners – Sion and Schalke – and draws for Dnipro and Bordeaux. One goal for either would have given me a treble.
We’ve reached Friday and I can’t really believe it. It’s that time of week where I have to concentrate on my Daily Record Saturday pages and my weekend selections. If I get a chance I’ll put up some Friday tips can’t promise anything.
In the English Championship Ipswich take on Birmingham and it could be two tired sides after both played in midweek. There is one game in the Scottish Championship with St Mirren entertaining Raith.
I’ve discussed this with a couple of Saints-supporting colleagues and both fancy both to score at 7-10 with Ladbrokes but point out the Buddies haven’t lost at home to their Kirkcaldy rivals since 1998.
One of them also suggested a penalty awarded at 13-5 with Paddy Power as Saints have conceded four and Raith two this season. Good tip if that comes up.
On the continent Rennes are unbeaten in their last six at home to Lille and are worth a look at 7-5 with BetVictor. Mainz have started the season better than Hoffenheim and could edge a home win. In La Liga Malaga have lost 1-0 on their last three visits to Getafe.
There are the usual lower-league Dutch and French matches to follow and many other matches including League of Ireland leaders Dundalk at home to Drogheda.
I’ve decided to post just one bet tonight and it’s a Super Single that in reality is a double. I’m going for both to score at St Mirren and adding Rennes not to lose. Rennes should win but Lille don’t concede many so a draw is possible.
Anyone wanting to boost that could add Dundalk to score 2+ at home to Drogheda – the leaders have netted at least two in their past five matches.
There are loads of tips for tonight on the night including the usual goals predictions for the Jupiler league.
3pts Super Single
St Mirren v Raith btts (7.45pm)
Rennes not to lose (7.30pm)
September Super Single record
20 bets (7 winners, 13 losers)
30 bets (4 winners, 26 losers)
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