TUESDAY is a busy night with the dreaded Capital One Cup fixtures dominating. I’ve posted a separate preview with team news but I wouldn’t advise a WDW bet on any of the games until firm news or line-ups are revealed.
There is also be a separate preview of the five Scottish League Cup ties and the big game sees Rangers test themselves against Premiership opposition with a visit from St Johnstone.
Most Scottish teams will be put out full-strength sides or as close to it as possible and I expect Rangers to go for it as their fans and management want to prove they’re as good as anyone in the Premiership.
With a huge crowd behind them and the confidence 11 wins in a row brings I’m putting them on the Top Treble with Inverness and Bayern Munich. ICT have got some injured players back and are looking up after their defeat of Hearts and should be too strong at Livingston.
Bayern have won 13 out of 13 at home to Wolfsburg and while their opponents are dangerous I expect a home win with players such as Thomas Muller returning after being rested at the weekend.
My both to score treble starts with Ross County at home to Falkirk in the League Cup. Both sides are in decent form and while I can see the Premiership side edging the Bairns are great cup battlers and should at least score. They beat Partick 1-0 away in the previous round and won 3-2 at St Mirren on their last road trip.
There is the potential for goals in many National League matches but the one I’ve picked out is Halifax v Gateshead. The last two meetings at Halifax were 2-2 and 3-3 and their last six have saw both scoring as have Gateshead’s previous three.
Complete the treble with Valencia at Espanyol – a fixture that has gone over five times out of six with results such as 2-2 and 3-2. Valencia haven’t been high scorers this season but Espanyol have been leaking goals – 14 in their last five games including six against Real Madrid in their previous home outing.
Yesterday my only be bet was beaten as I failed to listen to Derby fan Nathan Ufton and went with stats that suggested both to score at Derby-Burnley.
For today’s Super Single I’m taking a big gamble on Morton at home to Motherwell. Morton are unbeaten in six and should be cheered on by a decent support in Greenock.
Admittedly they’ve been better away this season with three home draws – including two 0-0s – but I see nothing from Motherwell to provide me with optimism. They lost 1-0 at Hamilton at the weekend and simply don’t score enough goals – just five in eight Premiership games.
Morton have some decent players and if boss Jim Duffy can get big games out of enough of them they’ll give a Well side low on confidence plenty of problems. Motherwell drew 1-1 over 90 minutes in the last round at League Two East Fife and this should be a tougher test.
It’s a big price – 4-1 Morton – so it won’t be everyone’s fancy and an alternative bet is Morton not to lose at 6-5.
I’m only risking 3pts today and that’s not a lot on a big card – but it’s midweek with plenty of cup games so I’m being wary.
1pt Super Single
1pt Top Treble
1pt Both To Score Treble
Ross County v Falkirk (7.45pm)
Halifax v Gateshead (7.45pm)
Espanyol v Valencia (7pm)
(5-1, William Hill)
September Super Single record
24 bets (9 winners, 14 losers)
38 bets (5 winners, 33 losers)
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