IT was an early start this morning with Chelsea and as expected they beat Monterrey in the World Club Championship with Fernando Torres scoring to bring up my forecast.

There are a few games to look at tonight and while I admitted today I knew more about Monterey cheese than Monterrey the football team I also know more about the Battle of Hastings than Hastings the football club.

However, from those who follow English non-league football more than me the suggestion is that Hastings face a tough fight in their FA Cup replay at home to a Harrogate side a league above them in the pyramid system.

Harrogate were expected to win the initial tie but in the league have won twice the number of games away from home than on their own ground so that's a good pointer.

The visitors are priced up at a biggest 7-5 with Ladbrokes and I'm willing to take it – then go on and vent abuse at the tipster who put it up if Harrogate don't win. Only joking – I'd never do that.

There are several games in Europe and best bets could be Levante at home to Real Zaragoza in the Copa del Rey. Levante are strong at home and this season only Barcelona, Real and Atletico Madrid have left with anything.

Of course the tempo in cup games is slower but Levante should beat a Zaragoza side who haven't won in four. They are 19-20 with BetVictor.

Real Betis should win the other tie at Las Palmas but with it being the first leg are unlikely to bust a gut. They are a best 13-8 at William Hill but I'm leaving it alone.

In Coppa Italia there is one game with AC Milan just 1-4 at Paddy Power to beat Serie B Reggina in the San Siro.

Milan have name a full squad for the tie and if they go ahead and play their strongest line-up they should win well. Top scorer Stephen El Shaaraway is 3-1 with bet365 to score first and I'll be on him if he starts.

I've had my fingers burned with handicap tips on Arsenal and Celtic but I'm willing to risk Milan at 4-7 with Paddy Power minus one against a side with just one win in five in Serie B.

Recommendations

Harrogate
(7-5, Ladbrokes)

Levante (7.0)
(19-20, BetVictor)

63 Comments
  1. John 8 years ago

    Any thoughts on the Bordeaux v St Etienne game? It’s evens for both to score with paddy power but french games are great for letting down lines lately

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      John, looked at Bordeaux but don’t really fancy it. If I had to bet it would be Bordeaux to win but both have been off form so it looks like unders game.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      John, yeah I think I promised to leave out the French btts for a while although the Brest game came in yesterday but only pointed to that after a few call-offs.

  2. Tony C 8 years ago

    Paul wot dya reckon on Bordeaux v St Etienne ?

  3. Mr broke it 8 years ago

    Btts treble

    Kasimpasa v trabzonspor
    Hastings v harrowgate
    zulte-waregem v genk

  4. rob erskine 8 years ago

    Skybet has no handicap betting or 1st goalscorer on the milan match yet . . .

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Rob, Skybet maybe waiting to see what sort of team Milan are playing. I’ve read they’ll put out a strong side but managers can say anything they want and then change it.

  5. Tony C 8 years ago

    @mr broke- looks like a decent bts treble m8, gonna throw a tenner on.

  6. rob erskine 8 years ago

    I hope they put it up soon or all my money will be gone on the nags

  7. Mr broke it 8 years ago

    @ tony c its worth a punt mate

  8. Mr broke it 8 years ago

    El shaaraway is a smashing player, might double him up with martins of levante for anytime scorer

  9. Mr broke it 8 years ago

    Hastings confident game will go ahead, players should be up for it with it being on espn and cash windfall against m’boro await the winners

  10. andy w 8 years ago

    Will take the treble btts Mr broke it suggests and add on the dodgy french game, £5 stake just for interst. Might bet the ac milan striker for first goal but will wait to see teams.

  11. Neil H 8 years ago

    Gone with AC Milan to score over 2 goals at 21/20 from Betway. Looks fairly decent value to me.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Neil, you should get a run for your money. If they play their strongest side they should win comfortably.

  12. rob erskine 8 years ago

    Still no handicap or first scorer on skybet for milan game

  13. Craig alves 8 years ago

    Had 24.50 in account this mornin so withdrew 24 & dome tennis correct score just to fill in the last hr at work, Alex best or suhin along they lines haha

  14. robbie 8 years ago

    What makes u guys think there will be goals in the turkish game? Cheers

  15. Don 8 years ago

    Done Mr Boroke It’s 3 plus AC over 2.5.

    If this fails, you’ll have a lot of posters to answer to! :D

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Don, remember no one is making you or other guys take his bet.

  16. Don 8 years ago

    *Broke*

  17. Don 8 years ago

    Plus it’s 1-0 already.

    Possibly a bit late for a bet though….. ;)

  18. The Dane 8 years ago

    Let’s hope Mr. Fixit can keep up the good work from yesterday :-)

    Hastings – Harrogate
    Harrogate
    10.58 units (5.29 % of my fixed 200 unit bankroll for this week)

    Levante – Zaragoza
    Levante
    14.30 units (7.15 %)

    The Dane.

  19. mr broke it 8 years ago

    Trabzonspor had a goal wrongly chopped off there, trabzonspor are all over them

  20. Don 8 years ago

    I was only joking Mr F…….

    Only got a £5 on it so no great shakes.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Don, fair enough but I’ve been there so I know the score.

  21. John 8 years ago

    Just done a crazy little bet, Trabzonspor to score 3 or more at 1O/1, it’s not looking good :-)

  22. Anton 8 years ago

    Who was tipping harrogate. Hastings are unbeaten in 10

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Who was tipping harrogate. Hastings are unbeaten in 10

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Tony, who said Hastings were unbeaten in 10? Have drawn their last four but before that lost 4-0 to Met Police. So actually haven’t won in five.

  23. robbie 8 years ago

    Yessss cheers for the tip lads

  24. Striker 8 years ago

    Took the btts in Trabzonspor in-play at 1/1, took a while but got there. Phew

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Strike, that’s the beauty of the btts, takes you to the wire.

  25. Anton 8 years ago

    A hope they win a have them on got a sneaky feeling Hastings will win we shall c watch the 2nd half

  26. Anton 8 years ago

    A was watching ESPN must of picked it up wrong what they said at start of the game

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Tony, OK. If you have a feeling Hastings will win why back Harrogate?

  27. Willie McGuire 8 years ago

    Levante
    Harrogate
    Btts in Las Palmas v Real Betis
    Draw between Bordeaux & St Etienne

    After Lyons last night cant believe Ive touched a french game but a draw looks the way here and a low scoring one at that.

    • Willie McGuire 8 years ago

      LEVANTE cuffed 1-0

      Another donation to Paddy Power. These cup games are a lottery.

      Sad face oan!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Willie, they’re never easy to be honest and I think we all know that.

  28. C 8 years ago

    Anyone looking at r.betis?

  29. Anton 8 years ago

    A thought harrogate till a seen the pitch an thought of the stakes. Harrogate are looking good

  30. Anton 8 years ago

    The pitch looks minted rite enough

  31. Anton 8 years ago

    A have them onto win

  32. John 8 years ago

    Is the Barnsley v Sheff Wed game on saturday a derby?

  33. Anton 8 years ago

    I an it will prob be alot of pish.

  34. Anton 8 years ago

    They just wasted me a need to give these midweek coupons up. An save money an punt on weekends games

  35. Mister Mr 8 years ago

    I went with Harrogate and now they are 1-0 down

  36. Mr broke it 8 years ago

    Zulte-waregen obviously not taking the cup seriously, only one that didn’t score despite them being second in the league

  37. robbie 8 years ago

    Cheers for the Milan tip. Up £200 today. Anyone watching the betis game. Thinking of going over 0.5? Cheers

  38. Aaron 8 years ago

    Hey everyone need so help quick basically got 440 win on las Palmas betis to draw should I lay on a win not watching game?..

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Aaron, can’t advise when I’m not watching it.

  39. Aaron 8 years ago

    4/7 for either team to win? Worth it?

  40. The Crack Fox 8 years ago

    Personally, I’d wait until the 65th – 70th min and trade then, the odds will have tailed off to near evens…their seems to be a slight trend for tight first legs in the Copa del Rey. Certainly Betis have lost their last two historic first legs 1-0. Las Palmas have only conceded one goal in their last 5 home games…I think you’ll be pushed for a goal to be honest in this game, I was considering over 0.5 – but I’m leaving it!

  41. robbie 8 years ago

    Thanks for ur advice mate, I appreciate ur honesty. Might be best to call it a day then. Cheers

  42. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Keep it cos its going to be a draw

  43. The Crack Fox 8 years ago

    Robbie, if you must have a crack at the over 0.5 I’d go in during the last 10 mins, if you look at Betis’s goal scoring/conceding times, there is a definite trend for late action. This is in the league though – can’t really use it for cup b-teams. The overall fact that Las Palmas haven’t conceded in 5 league home games kills the bet for me. Soccerstats.com is great for checking this all out, so if you don’t use it already – I highly advise using it, particularly the “under/over” charts for each league!

    http://www.soccerstats.com/team.asp?league=spain&teamid=6

    Right I’m off to bed!

  44. robbie 8 years ago

    Thanks for the website mate, think ill leave this game though plenty more. Games tomorrow ha. Thanks again

  45. John 8 years ago

    Good result for Hastings tonight, nice to see one of the little guys get through to face one of the bigger teams

  46. Mr Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Aaron I hope you took my advice!

  47. Aaron 8 years ago

    Backed the game 1-0 either way for a small stake so was happy I did when Betis went 1-0 up but more happy when it ended draw!
    Had
    Genk
    Acmilan
    Bordeaux draw
    Las palmas draw
    Hastings draw
    £4 happy days ty for advice I always get worried!

  48. Willie McGuire 8 years ago

    Friday Nights Games-

    Here Goes (and once again the unpredictable French games are included!)

    De Graafschaap 10/11
    Helmond Sport 11/10
    Anger 10/11
    Livorno 4/6
    Lugo 11/8
    £5er for £151

    AND

    Livorno 4/6
    Eskisehirspor 6/5
    Kaiserslauten 10/11 BTTS
    LUGO 8/15 BTTS
    Rennes 4/5 BTTS
    pays about a £ton

    good luck folks with friday nights bets (lottery!)

    • Willie McGuire 8 years ago

      Another cross bar whacked tonight. Helmond doin me for £150. Sad face again!

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