IT was a happy site on Wednesday – and to be honest that's the way it should be win or lose.
Results more than tips dictate how punters fare and with all of the popular favourites winning it wasn't difficult to make a profit. My 5-4 Super Single came in late and the 4-1 Top Treble landed fairly comfortably.
Fernando Torres netted the only goal as Atletico Madrid brought up the single and the treble was Sevilla, Juventus and both to score at Molde-Stromsgodset.
I was also confident about wins for Chelsea and Wolfsburg – in fact I backed them both -1 – but did suggest waiting for team news was the best policy.
My only loser on the night was a 0.5 anytime scorer treble that was beaten by Antoine Griezmann who nearly netted late on in Villarreal.
Thursday night is much quieter and I suppose most people will be looking at a Napoli/Valencia double. Napoli travel to Empoli while Valencia face a tricky trip to Rayo Vallecano. Also in La Liga Espanyol visit strugglers Granada and tempt me at odds of over 2-1. I've put up a separate post with team news and some reasoning.
In other games Eastleigh face Grimsby in the Conference play-offs and Gent face Anderlecht in the Belgian play-offs. Rio Ave tackle Braga in the Portuguese Cup, Galatasaray face Sivasspor i nthe Turkish Cup semi-final and there are league games in Sweden and Norway to look at.
Gala are involved in a tight title race and have played weakened line-ups in their cup run so check team news before rushing to back them. They've beaten Sivasspor 2-1 and 3-2 in the league this season so both to score could be the way to go in this first-leg clash.
After much thought I'm going with Napoli and Valencia not to lose as the Super Single – and yes I know it's not a single. I'm fairly certain the Champions League duo will win with Napoli looking to be the more reliable of the pair at the moment.
Five points of my hard-earned are on that and I'm putting the rest of mu profit on Gonzalo Higuain to score first for Napoli – so at the end of the day and month the worst I'll have done is break even.
For the Top Treble I'm starting with Valerenga who have been heavily tipped to beat Aalesund in Norway. Valerenga have started with three wins and draw while their opponents have picked up just one point and sacked their boss.
And here's a stat that can't be ignored – Aalesund have never won away to Valerenga, losing 12 and drawing two.
Stay in Norway and back leaders Rosenborg at home to Start. Rosenborg have started well with three wins a draw and a super goal difference of plus 14. Start aren't too bad and could score but I expect Rosenborg to stay top as they bid to regain their title.
5pts Super Single
Valencia not to lose (7pm)
0.85pt Super Single
Higuain (Napoli) to score first
(4-1, William Hill)
3pts Top Treble
Valerenga v Aalesund btts (5pm)
Espanyol not to lose (9pm)
April Super Single Record
29 bets (13 winners, 15 losers, 1 void)
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