I ENJOYED a decent Tuesday with the highlight being a 15-1 both teams to score fivefold.
It's one of my favourite markets, especially when I'm sitting watching the goals come in, and the games that did the busines were Charlton v Leicester, Burton v Wimbledon, Bournemouth v MK Dons, Scunthorpe v Crewe, Northampton v Rotherham. The line paid £161.90 to a £10 stake at Coral and I hope repeat the success on the Europa League tomorrow.
There aren't as many games tonight but anyone fancying a btts treble could look at Braga v Udinese, Malaga v Panathinaikos and Blackburn v Hull. It pays a biggest £86.20 at Coral to a £10 stake.
My three Champions League tips were also a success last night with Kris Commons scoring for Celtic (11-4), Spartak Moscow winning (1-1) and Dynamo Kiev (1-1) looking good to qualify after a 3-1 win in Germany.
It's a tougher looking card tonight but you have to fancy Dinamo Zagreb at 8-13 with Coral to carve out a first-leg over a fairly average Maribor side.
Malaga are odds on at 3-4 via Blue Square to beat Panathinaikos but there are off-field difficulties at the club with wealthy Arabs backers pulling out and then seeing stars such as Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Joris Mathijsen (Feyenoord) and Rondo (Rubin Kazan) Ruud van Nistelrooy retired.
A 1-0 La Liga win against Celta Vigo 1-0 will have boosted confidence but they played quite conservatively and this could be an unders game.
Pana got it easy against Motherwell in the last round, winning 5-0 on aggregate, and could make it difficult for the Spaniards by claiming a first-leg draw at 14-5 (various)
BATE Borisov have struggled at home recently, winning just one out of six, so again Israeli champions Hapoel Kiryat Shmona could get something out of this one.
AEL Limassol is a tough place to go but I'm backing Anderlecht to to get the better of the Cypriots overall. AEL are 11-4 at Paddy Power and will have backers after keeping clean sheets in all of the qualifying games so far. But the Belgians are step up in class and this could also be a draw.
The glamour tie is Braga v Udinese and the Portuguese could edge this after a string of super showings at home in Europe. Udinese are expected to qualify but might have to do the hard work at home next week. Try Braga at 6-5 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.
On the domestic front it's difficult to ignore Chelsea at home to promoted Reading. The Blues were comfortable winners at Wigan at the weekend while Reading needed a last-gasp penalty to claim a point from Stoke.
Chelsea are too short at a best 2-7 with William Hill so consider them at 11-10 at Ladbrokes to win to nil and 4-5 -1 with Blue Square and Stan James. Frank Lampard netted at Wigan and could claim another strike here. The penalty taker is 12-5 at BetVictor to score.
Blackburn are back at home – this time in the Championship and with Steve Kean still in charge. Rovers lost 12 games at Ewood Park last season and a poisonous atmosphere did nothing to help their cause.
There are likely to be more protests against the owners tonight despite a decent opening-day result at Ipswich. Hull, tipped for a play-off spot under Steve Bruce, started with a win and could take advantage of the situation with another.
Morton meet at Aberdeen at home in the League Cup and I can't see a shock here. Dons boss Craig Brown is building a decent side and they deserved to beat St Johnstone to collect their first three SPL points.
The Greenock side will missing ofur of five first-choice players and it will be a major surprise if the Dons slip up.
They look attractive at 4-5 with Coral to win – although this price i likely to be cut – and the Dons should do so with something to spare so consider Dons at -1 at 21-10 with Blue Square or even -2 at 9-2 with bet365.
Jonny Hayes, a super signing from Inverness, opened his account at Perth and is likely to fight Scott Vernon for the opener. Risk Vernon at 4-1 at McBookie.com while Hayes is 5-1.
Chelsea to win to nil
(5-6, Betfred, Coral)
(21-10, Blue Square)