I DIDN’T manage to put up any Friday tips after the site went down. I had a Super Single picked out (only Greg knows what it was) and ironically it was an 11-8 winner.
It won’t be added to the stats of course and it was good to see Greg bouncing back to form with an even-money nap thanks to over 2.5 goals at Zagreb and Telstar.
Last Saturday the card was extremely tough and it looks a bit better this weekend. I came close to the Holy Grail of four draws with one Aston Villa goal at home to West Brom all I needed for a 136-1 winner.
But with trebles advised the stalemates at Hull, Peterborough and Dundee United paid 45-1 and it would be nice to match that today.
My Super Single won thanks to Bury and this weekend and I’m on Ross County at Dundee with reasoning on the Scottish preview post. Unfortunately an early price of 9-4 has gone and best available is 15-8 with Ladbrokes.
I’ve also added a 5pts Super Single and while that takes me over the daily limit I didn’t manage to advise any bets on Friday. Also I’ve only been looking at the William Hill Scottish Cup first-round matches which feature junior as well as Highland League and Lowland League.
Auchinleck are one of the best if not the best junior sides in the land and should easily brush aside the challenge of BSC Glasgow who sit near the foot of the Lowland League table. The match is being played at Lochburn Park, the home of Maryhill Juniors in Glasgow, and gates will be shut after 560 fans are inside – so if you’re going get there early.
I’ve backed this at 6-4 with Paddy Power and as I write the only other bookie I can see offering it is 888sport who go 13-10.
There are a lot of mismatches in the tournament today and I’ve put up a fivefold paying just over 5-1 starting with Auchinleck and adding East junior giants Linlithgow at Gala Fairydean, Formartine v Gretna, Cove at Banks o’Dee and Huntly at Hawick.
Here are my tips from today’s Daily Record – plus btts and win and first scorers – and remember to do the Long Shots for low stakes. Some people are critical of the amount of Saturday selections I put up and I can see where they’re coming from.
But in a way I’m trying to please a broad variety of punters – those who want to do low-risk singles, etc, to others who prefer to have a “proper” gamble for a few quid.
I don’t expect anyone to place all of these – pick and choose the ones you like best. I’ll add a European line later if I have at least one winner.
2pts Super Single
5pts Super Single
Auchinleck Talbot -2 (3pm)
(13-10, 888sport, 6-4 Paddy Power)
1pt Top Treble
Man C (12.45)
Man Utd -1
Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets at 0.5pts)
(Fivefold 22-1, William Hill)
1pt Scottish Cup acca
1pt Scots both to score
Ayr v Peterhead
Brechin v Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline v Airdrie
1pt English both to score
Leicester v Arsenal
West Ham v Norwich
Hull v Blackburn
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets at 0.5pts)
(Fourfold 51-1, William Hill)
Preston v Wolves
Barnsley v Gillingham
Bradford v Peterboro
Cambridge v Stevenage
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
(Fourfold 141-1, Betfred)
Mr Fixit’s btts & win team effort
WEST HAM v Norwich (10-3)
BIRMINGHAM v Rotherham (16-5)
IPSWICH v Bristol City (11-4)
AYR v Peterhead (13-5)
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
Fourfold pays 238-1 at William Hill
First Scorer Yankee
Lewandowski (Bayern, 2.30pm)
Huntelaar (Schalke, 5.30pm)
Boyce (Ross County)
Perm any 2, 3 and a4 (11 bets)
Fourfold pays 965-1, BetVictor, McBookie
Celtic 3, Hearts 1
September Super Single record
26 bets (10 winners, 16 losers)
44 bets (8 winners, 37 losers)
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