STEVE SIDWELL beat my Super Single yesterday – yes Steve Sidwell. My pick Robin van Persie netted first for Man United by Sidwell had earlier opened the scoring for massive underdogs Fulham.
Man United's shock draw and Juventus being held at Verona were two results that probably made it a decent day to be a bookie.
Monday is pretty quiet with just one game in the UK as Derby host QPR in what could be a Championship cracker. It's fourth v third and a close game is expected with plenty of goals.
Both sides drew 3-3 last week and Derby are the Championship's top scorers with 57 but don't do clean sheets.
QPR have recruited Kevin Doyle and Magida Maiba and both netted on their debuts but of course top scorer Charlie Austin is out long term.
The last three meetings at Pride Park have produced 14 goals – two wins for QPR and a draw – and Rangers won 2-1 at Loftus Road.
Best bet is both to score at 9-10 with William Hill while over 2.5 goals I quoted at 23-20 at Coral and Hills for the Super Single in today's Daily Record. I'm standing by that but it's been cut to a best 1-1 at Paddy Power and Skybet while Ladbrokes no go 9-10.
Both to score is also a shout in the La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao at a best 7-10 with McBookie and that kicks off the top treble. This market has come up for both sides in four of their last six matches.
Last night I said I'd look at the stats for three Dutch second-tier matches featuring home outings for all the Jong teams. They all promise goals but the two I'm picking for over 2.5 goals are Jong Ajax v VVV Venlo and Jong PSV v my old favourites Helmond Sport.
Fifteen of Ajax's last 17 have gone over 2.5 goals as have 10 of Helmond Sport's last 11. I'll be on both – and if they don't come up blame the stats.
Elsewhere Oor Man in Napoli has tipped Brescia to edge out Novara but there's not much else on the go ahead of a busy Tuesday card that features West Brom at home to new Premier League title favourites Chelsea.
Derby v QPR over 2.5 goals
(1-1, Paddy Power, Skybet)
Celta v Athletic btts (9pm)
Jong Ajax v VVV over 2.5 goals (7pm)
Jong PSV v Helmond Sport over 2.5 goals (7pm)
Pays 3-1 at Ladbrokes