WE all knew it would be a tough night and that's how it turned. I put up four trebles and the closest I came was with the Scottish line let down by Berwick's injury-time equaliser at Morton and the btts picks where just Newport failed to net.
Brora were my Super Single pick but the big gamble on them failed. They were cut from an opening price of 11-4 to 11-10 but went down 3-2 to East Fife. I hope those who got on at the bigger prices cashed out or covered when they led 2-1.
Now here's the bad news. It doesn't look any easier on Wednesday. The five Champions League ties are so close to call I'm tempted to perm three and four draws from five but I know that's highly unlikely.
Lille-Porto and Maribor-Celtic are particularly tight while Aalborg-Apoel, Slovan Bratislava-BATE and Standard Liege-Zenit could go either way. Standard are struggling in Belgium but we know Zenit can be a liability on the road and the fact none of the 10 teams in action are odds on says it all.
Best bet could be to go for goals with the matches at Aalborg, Lille and Standard the most likely. I'll have another look at these in the morning before putting up tips.
One match I've looked at closely is of course Maribor v Celtic and while bookies reckon the Scottish champions are nailed on to take advantage of their Champions League great escape I can't back them at a biggest 1-2 with William Hill to qualify.
Maribor are 2-1 with Coral and are being backed. I can see Celtic edging it but only if Ronny Deila turns his side into Maribores in a bid avoid a repeat of their 4-1 first-leg loss to Legia Warsaw.
Celtic must keep it tight with a return to crucially come at Parkhead and not Murrayfield which will help their cause. A 1-0 or 2-1 defeat tonight would be fine and Maribor are 19-10 at McBookie to notch a win with Celtic 19-10 at bet365 and draw 12-5 at bet365 and McBookie.
In the end I've settled on a draws Trixie in the games at Aalborg, Lille and Maribor and will be happy enough with two up for a profitable double. Out of all the teams the only one I'd look to back is Zenit who have won their first four games in the Russian league.
However, success for Andre Vilas-Boas's expensively-assembled men will be judged on making the Champions League. They are getting Standard, who recently lost 5-2 to Mouscron, at a decent time too with the Belgians rebuilding after losing some top players. Liege signed Tony Watt from Celtic and that shows the gap between the sides if that's the market they have to shop in.
I'm not having a dig at Watt, who netted in the previous round, but if he was that good he'd still be at Parkhead. Zenit are a best 11-10 at William Hill.
There are two ties in the Europa League with Dnipro at home to Hadjuk Split and Inter Milan travelling to Iceland to face miracle men Stjrnan who knocked out Motherwell then Lech Poznan. Dnipro and Inter are expected to win and the double pays 1-1 at Betfred but remember the match has been moved to Kiev because of the political unrest.
Dnipro have more quality but Hadjuk are in decent form and recently signed Ukraine striker Artem Milevsky who has played in Kiev for Dynamo and will relish a return to the city.
On the domestic front there is one game in the Championship as Fulham meet Wolves and I've decided to make the Craven Cottage men the Super Single at 8-5 with bet365. Wolves haven't beaten their rivals in 12 meetings and of course two divisions separated them last season. The last meeting at Craven Cottage was a 5-0 home win but of course the personnel have changed dramatically since that top-flight clash.
Both have made disappointing starts to the season and Fulham are ready to recall £11m striker Ross McCormack after his impact sub appearance against Millwall at the weekend and he's worth a look to score first.
Fulham lost that match 1-0 and boss Felix Magath is still finding his way in the league but the same can be said for Wolves who are looking to strengthen after a 1-0 defeat at Rotherham at the weekend.
In Scotland in the Challenge Cup Hearts travel to Livingston and are 10-11 at William Hill. However, they are missing players such as banned duo Jamie Walker and Osman Sow as well as Dale Carrick and Calum Paterson so a better bet could be both to score at 4-6 with bet365.
On the keeper front ex-Motherwell man Lee Hollis will start with Neil Alexander and Scott Gallacher injured and Jack Hamilton, who played against Hibs on Sunday, cup-tied after appearing for Stenhousemuir while on loan.
I've put up a btts treble for starters and let's hear your thoughts on Wednesday's matches before I put up more tips in the morning.
Livingston v Hearts (7.45pm)
Aalborg v Apoel (7.45pm)
Lille v Porto (7.45pm)
Pays 6-1 at bet365
Aalborg v Apoel (7.45pm)
Lille v Porto (7.45pm)
Maribor v Celtic (7.45pm)
Perm any 2 and all 3 (4 bets)