READING have given Man United some problems in the past couple of seasons – with their 4-3 home defeat (all the goals came in the first half) one of the most memorable games in the Premier League this season.

But I can't see the Royals making it tough for Sir Alex Ferguson's men when the sides meet in the FA Cup tonight.

United are no bigger than 1-4 with the likes of Paddy Power and BetVictor while Reading are 12-1 at BetVictor and Ladbrokes – and the prices reflect the importance of the tie to away boss Brian McDermott.

Reading's focus is on survival and they will rest players despite the carrot of a potential last-eight tie at home to Chelsea.

While United will also rotate players it means starts for the likes of Nani, Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez who has been in good form despite living in the shadow of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

Consider Hernandez to score first at 4-1 with bet365 and Ladbrokes and look at United to win minus two at 6-4 with Ladbrokes and bet365 as minus one is still short.

In Serie, Lazio travel to Siena boosted by the failure of any of the other top-four sides to win.

But as far as a title challenge is concerned the Romans are 11 points behind Juventus and that looks to much of a gap to make up.

For Lazio the focus must be on clinching a Champions League slot but after just one win in six games they are no bankers at Siena who have a decent home record and sit second bottom courtesy of a six-point deduction.

Lazio have failed to win on their last five visits to Siena, losing two and drawing 1-1 twice. They also drew 1-1 in Rome this season and it could be another stalemate tonight. A draw pays a best 9-4 at Stan James and Coral.

Top scorer Miroslav Klose is still injured but in his absence Sergio Floccari has stepped up to the plate with four goals in five games. He is 23-10 at Paddy Power to score.

It's fifth v fourth in Portugal as Rio Ave entertain Braga. Rio have a poor home record with just two wins from nine but sit just two points adrift of Braga having won six times on the road.

Braga have just one of their last four and have drawn 3-3 at Beira Mar and lost 3-2 at Nacional. This suggests both teams will score in this one with Rio's last four bringing up this market.

Both to score pays 8-11 at Stan James and another draw, 5-2 at BetVictor, is likely with Braga failing to win at Rio on their last four trips.

We've focused quite a bit on this site on both teams to score in the Eerste Division, the Dutch second tier. It seems on average about 70 per cent of matches bring up both to score, so about five out of seven matches.

That's a good average and I've picked out a treble from tonight's six games. FC Eindhoven's last six have been btts with a total of 28 goals so start with their match at Cambuur who have the 5/7 average.

Next look at Dordrecht v Den Bosch which has been 4-2 and 4-3 in the last two meetings. Dordrecht have lost 4-2 twice and 4-3 once in their last six games so what chance another 4-2 or 4-3?

Next look at Helmond who have won their last two matches 4-3 and 4-2 and face De Graafschap who have seen both score in five of their last six.


Man United -2 (8pm)
(6-4, Paddy Power, bet365)

Siena draw no bet (7.45pm)
(4-5, Stan James)

Both teams to score treble (all 7pm)

Cambuur v FC Eindhoven

Dordrecht v Den Bosch

Helmond v De Graafschap

Pays £38.90 to a £10 stake at Stan James

  1. Craig (Ayr) 11 years ago

    Do you think Doncaster will win ? Good price probably a duff game though eh

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, looked at it and left it alone. If there’s a winner it’s probably Doncaster but both teams on a poor run.

  2. Guido 11 years ago

    Cashed in on Colo Colo n River Plate double with 20 mins left 1-0 for River. Very scrappy game..dunt want to be stung with something daft at the death. Trezeguet scored but poor game. On the face of it River in control, think it will finih 1-0 hope sofor u Muzza and Dave. Time for kip

  3. Guido 11 years ago

    One evidence of Argentinian matches so far this season Lanus look very strong.

  4. Guido 11 years ago

    Colo Colo 1-0 Santiago W
    River Plate 1-0 Estudiantes
    That’ll do ya Muzza/Dave

    • MUZZA 11 years ago

      Perfect thanks again Guido! The “sleeper” is back on track! Lol

    • Dave 11 years ago

      Guido! whats the betting for tonight ?

  5. Danny 11 years ago

    Treble – Cambuur – GA.Eagles – Lecce

    Single – ManUtd-Reading over 1.5 first half goals

    Both 2 Score Treble

    Anytime Scorer Double
    Alexandros Perogamvrakis (OFI Crete)
    Billy Clarke (Crawley)

  6. Tony 11 years ago

    Gonna thro a fiver on Fixits and Danny bts tip, stick em together for a six fold.

  7. AC 11 years ago

    I fancy an upset tonight … Reading at 12/1 …stranger things have happened

  8. Tony 11 years ago

    Fxits and Danny’s bts combined pays 21/1 at hills.
    Fancy it me

  9. Seamus 11 years ago

    Doncaster + Man Utd minus 1 double pays £88.85 from £20.

    Good luck lads

  10. John Connor 11 years ago

    Going for 3 draws tonight backed as a trixie.

    Dijon, St. Pauli and Rio Ave.

  11. AC 11 years ago

    This is more for tomorrow but BAYERN MUNICH are 11/10 to beat Arsenal tomorrow night …. this is a great price, I am going to double them up with CRYSTAL PALACE … sit back and watch the Money Roll in … Still Cannot believe I got evens on both Millwall and Wigan over the weekend, lovely double that was and pretty easy money

  12. conor 11 years ago

    Shamrock Rovers
    Man utd -1
    5.99 £5 WINS 29.99

    Confident of this treble for this evening..cliftonville no match at the weekend and will be fielding a strong side

  13. Andy 11 years ago

    OFI Crete are EVS to win the 5:30pm in the Greek Super League, might be worth a wee bet. 4 Wins in a row at home, the team they’re playing have no wins in 8 away from home.

    You can get 21/10 on To Win To Nil which may be a better bet since 3 of the 4 wins at home have been 2-0 and the other team have failed to score in 3 of the last 4 away from home.

    Just for anyone looking for an extra tip since quite a few of the other games will be hard to call tonight.

  14. Craig alves 11 years ago

    man utd 4-1 16/1 £1.43 off a lucky 15 on it

  15. Friendly Bookie 11 years ago

    Are you sure Cliftonville will be putting out a strong side. They played their reserve team in the first leg and got beat 4-0

  16. Danny 11 years ago

    Israeli Toto League

    Bnei Yehuda v Maccabi Tel Aviv 4th vs 1st

    Yehuda look a not bad price at 3/1 there a good team at home last 5 won 4 scoring 8 conceeding 2 and a 0-0 draw

    top dogs Maccabi not overly convincing away from home losing 4 drawing 2 out of 11

    the one stat that caught my eye in the last 5 encounters between the pair Yehuda have won 3 by one goal and other 2 games 0-0 and 2-2 draw

    Yehuda DNB @ 21/10
    Double chance @ 10/11
    Yehuda +1 @ 10/11
    Bonkers bet Yehuda 2 – TelAviv 1 @ 14/1

    or if it goes the other way like it could do with the eventual champions turning there horrid form around against Yehuda they are 5/6 and 11/5 -1

  17. Craig (Ayr) 11 years ago

    Doncaster have drifted out to 2-1 with skybet how can there be any serious money for crawley makes you wonder eh

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, not sure why that is. It’s one that could go either way as is the cae with a few of the games tonight.

  18. Dean 11 years ago

    Is there any reason why you have avoided both teams to score for the MVV v Veendam and Go Ahead Eagles v TOP Oss games?

    Both teams to score has occured in MVV’s last 8 home games, while Veendam have scored and conceded in their last 5 away games. Furthermore, both teams have scored in all of their last 5 meetings.

    5 out of Go Ahead Eagles last 6 home games have resulted in both teams scoring, while TOP Oss have scored and conceded in 7 of their last 8 away games. The last 3 meetings between both sides have seen scorelines of 1-4, 7-2 and 5-3.

    I can’t dispute your both teams to score treble and will most likely add those to the aforementioned games. Is it too much to ask for 5 out of the 6 games to go BTTS though. The only game I can rule out is Emmen v Fortuna.

  19. Tony 11 years ago

    Fancy all them Juliper games to be over 2.5 goals Paul. Been keeping an eye on that league always loadsa goals.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Tony, normally five or six out of seven are over. So it’s about spotting the one that might let you down and not being too greedy. That’s why I’ve stuck up a treble tonight when four or five would be more tempting.

  20. conor 11 years ago

    According to the local paper tommy breslin will be fielding a strong side..i know cork are missing a central defender this evening..cliftonville rested the players last time with a view to securing the title by beating crusaders on saturday but the game was postponed..they are 4-0 down but will want to get back to playing and will want to get one over the southern side who will surely have the foot off the pedal tonight…11/8 ive seen cliftonville quoted

  21. gunner 11 years ago

    arsenal will win we only lost to 1 team ever at emirets that was man u barca couldent do it great 2-0 to the gunners i think relax and watch

  22. Peter Brown 11 years ago

    I’ve went for Btts on all 6 Jupiter Dutch games

    Siena Doncaster Rio Ave treble

  23. gunner 11 years ago

    1 team ever in champions league :)

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Gunner, as Danny said you forgot about Schalke. Give us some proper reasoning for Arsenal instead of just sounding off because you’re a fan. Personally I can’t back a side against Bayern who lost at home to Blackburn.

  24. Friendly Bookie 11 years ago

    Cliftonville price been shortening here all day just heard that Cork are missing up to 6 players with injury illness and work commitments. Im going to try Cliftonville and Shamrock Rovers both minus a goal. £20 returns £258.40

  25. Danny 11 years ago

    what about Schalke in the group stages this season

  26. Dean 11 years ago

    I’m going to try my luck on a 5 fold BTTS

    Yes @ 6/10 Both Teams To Score
    Cambuur Leeuwarden v FC Eindhoven
    Yes @ 1/2 Both Teams To Score
    MVV Maastricht v Veendam
    Yes @ 8/15 Both Teams To Score
    Go Ahead Eagles v Top Oss
    Yes @ 1/2 Both Teams To Score
    Helmond Sport v De Graafschap
    Yes @ 1/2 Both Teams To Score
    Dordrecht v Den Bosch

    Stake: £5.00 Potential Returns: £41.40

    Good Luck

  27. Luke 11 years ago

    Anyone else unable to find both teams to score market on betvictor for the braga game?

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Luke, I can’t see a price, they can’t be doing that market on this game.

  28. Ross 11 years ago

    Two trixies. Over 2.5 goals Crawley v Doncaster, Dijon V Monaco, Siena v Lazio… EVS, 11/10, 5/4, cracking prices £1.25 a line returns approx £28. Doncaster, Lazio and Monaco to win £1.25 a line trixie returns £36. Also did a daft quid on the above three, plus de graffschap, rio ave, reading and maccabi tel aviv…quid returns £1836 LMAO

  29. Tony 11 years ago

    Ross your over 2.5 trixie looks like a cracking bet. French games are boring and normally under 2.5 but you never know. The Siena game is a banker m8

  30. Elliott 11 years ago

    Jumping the gun a bit as this ones for tomorrow but Watford look a very nice price away at Ipswich tomorrow. A good super single bet.

    Watford 6/4 that’s 2.5 for a team that have the best away record in the league. Having also won 4 of their past 5 away games, including a thumping victory away at Birmingham on Saturday (0-4).

    Ipswich have won their last two at home admittedly which is of slight concern but Watford are also the leagues top scorers by quite a way scoring 12 away goals in their last five.

    Add the fact that 23 of their 32 league games have had three goals or more I’m tempted by the double.

    Watford and Over 2.5 goals = 4.77 Bet Victor


    Watford , Over 2.5 goals and BTTS = 7.87 Bet Victor

  31. alex walker 11 years ago

    Gunner bayerns last 7 AWAY games
    .Think the scores speak for themselves.
    Arsenal have no chance!

    • al 11 years ago


  32. gunner 11 years ago

    yes i forgot about that and my treble 2moorow arsenal bit dodgy but i fancy them so single on them and my treble watford porto bolton

  33. Guido 11 years ago

    Is there anything wrong with Doncaster tonite??..2/1??? any ideas?

  34. gunner 11 years ago

    yes i know alex there great team but walcott will kill them then we have wilshire cazorla diaby i fancy our chances but need be solid at back

  35. gunner 11 years ago

    i fancy donnyy to win and 2/1 at most bookmakers but dunno why

  36. al 11 years ago

    U having a larff gunner
    No chance arsenal will win

  37. Ross 11 years ago

    Thanks Tony, thought it looked a good bet just for a small profit if even two come up. If I had bigger balls Id of stuck a whack on.

  38. al 11 years ago

    Dutch league looking good now

  39. al 11 years ago

    Done all games over 2.5
    All games btts
    Second half to have most goals all games

  40. Hughie 11 years ago

    Done your 3 btts and added ga eagles not half time yet only need dordecht come on

  41. Hughie 11 years ago

    Flash scores took eIndhoven goal back aaargh

  42. Jim 11 years ago

    Reading v Man Utd

    Le Fondre anytime and Man u 3-1
    31/1 bet 365

  43. Guido 11 years ago

    Hughie – try Xscores…I think its better…probably the same feed tho. Hava look n see what ya think

  44. alex walker 11 years ago

    Gunner that the reason everyone will be on bayern. The arsenal defence is rotten! Germans only lost 7 goals all season! Even money is buying money!

  45. Peter Brown 11 years ago

    Waiting on 3 goals in the Dutch for all 6 Btts :) here’s hoping!

  46. Badham 11 years ago

    Coming from an Arsenal fan that actually goes down and supports my team. As much as id love to progress, I fear we have no chance! We’ve been taken apart by too many teams at home this season and looked dismal of late too. Was at the Shalke game we didn’t fashion a proper chance till the last 5 mins and I’d already left by tht point. Swansea took the game to us and deserved their 2-0 win. Man City didnt play the best but still managed to keep us out (yes we had 10 men) but still. Liverpool played us off the park for 60 mind their too. Bayern won’t fear the Emirates and the way their playing lately why should I. They won’t sit back and hang out for a draw they’ll go for the jugular in the first leg and I see no reason why they shouldn’t. LB I HOPE will be Vermaelen as Gibbs is out and Monreal tied. Which means the tallest man in our team that can’t win a header and can be outpaced by Emile Heskey is centre half and if I was him just the though of Ribery, Robben, Mandzukic and co would make me not fancy it! Our only hope is to try and out score Bayern as Badstuber is injured and Boateng is suspended but I still think high flying Bayern will have enough to cope. Bayern win for me in this one. Wenger rested our players in the last trophy we had a chance in!

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Badham, that’s a fair assessment. To me it’s like Wenger’s time is up even though he won’t be sacked. Has done well over the years but no trophies in eight years must hurt and selling Van Persie to Man Utd was a big mistake.

  47. Guido 11 years ago

    wee Trixie as we;; Siena/Lazio 21/10, Doncaster 2/1 and Arsenal Sarandi in Argentina later 23/20 (won clausura last season – early days in Arg, but gie them a try as just odds against)

  48. Tony 11 years ago

    Jupiler league is flying.
    All over 2.5 shud come
    All bts nearly in.
    This time next week I’m doin them all over 3.5 for a laugh.

  49. Hughie 11 years ago

    Cheers guido
    Took man u winning 30min @evens paddypower

    • Guido 11 years ago

      what ya think of Xscores Hughie? Lotta folk lumpoing on MU the night

  50. al 11 years ago

    Need 2 goals for btts

  51. Peter Brown 11 years ago

    2 goals:) surely!!

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Peter, looks like 5 out of 7 as usual. Pity about FC Eindhoven in particular but as I said most of these games come up and it’s all about avoiding the one or two that don’t. Right, off to the pub for the last beer of my holidays and watch second half of Man Utd. Back to the grind tomorrow night.

  52. al 11 years ago

    Yes peter hope so

  53. gunner 11 years ago

    crawley got this game won doncaster doing nothink

  54. Bryan 11 years ago

    I’ve been watching a lot of Bayern recently and they have looked so impressive. They have huge physical strength through the spine of their team. In the full back areas you’ve got Alaba and Lahm who both fly up and down the wing all game. Ribery offers that bit of class from out wide in the final third and Mandžukić has been a revelation, keeping Gomez out of the side. Dante has also made a big difference to them at the back. I think this is the best Bayern team in many years. Arsenal with a full team and at their best can give anyone a game but certainly on current form you’d have to fancy Bayern.

  55. pedro 11 years ago

    Went into ladbrokes to do the bbts on the dutch league and they didn’t have them on the coupon. Poor from such a ‘big company’

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Pedro, yeah that’s disappointing. Noticed they were on Hill’s coupons but a lot of bookies will leave them off because they expect them to come up.

  56. Bryan 11 years ago

    Pedro, did you actually ask for the odds?

    Remember you can write it on a slip.

  57. Ross 11 years ago

    IMO for such a large company Ladbrokes football coverage is massively dissapointing. Usually beaten on price by others, barely cover half of the games that other bookies do, when you do manage to get a game outside of the big 5 leagues you can usually only bet on the win market…im not their biggest fan but id stick with hills if possible.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Ross, all bookies have advantages and disadvantages. But remember you see more markets online and if the market is online they’ll almost always take the bet in the shop although the price might not be the same.

    • Bryan 11 years ago


      There’s no need to ‘stick’ with any one bookie. The bookie I use depends on who’s offering the best odds. I always check oddschecker and take it from there. No one bookie offers the best odds all the time. I find myself using various bookmakers on a weekly basis.

  58. Danny 11 years ago

    madness in the toto game a tipped was looking good at the 92nd minute then 94 2-2 then 98 beat 3-2

  59. 1plus2 11 years ago

    How did the Great Clydebank Shark get on today then ?

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      1plus2, hit the ball like a dream for 11 holes then wheels came off but my partner saw us home easily enough.

    • 1plus2 11 years ago

      U play for a few shekels a hole m8 make it interesting or do you play for bragging rights ?

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      1plus2, small stakes, bragging rights more important.

  60. Peter Brown 11 years ago

    So close again! Still hope for my treble tho

  61. Dean 11 years ago

    Damn, only 3 out of my 5 selections came in on my BTTS acca. Never mind, Scottish football on tomorrow where goals are plentiful!

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Dean, a few good looking ones as you say. Got my shortlist, will cut them down to five in the morning.

  62. gary callaghan 11 years ago


  63. Danny 11 years ago

    aye its madness Gary a wis sittin lookin at the score and thought aye thats no to shabby a write up and tips next hing a see its 3-2 an gone tae the 98th minute dodgy

  64. alex walker 11 years ago

    Fancy a nice 20 pound double
    celtic -2 at 3to1
    bayern-1 at 5to2 . Think i will get a run for my money with them scores!

  65. Hughie 11 years ago

    X scores quite good might start keeping eye on that cheers again guido
    Same result with bets though gunned again never mind luck due to change soon

  66. 1plus2 11 years ago

    St Johnstone don’t get beat by 2 goals or more very often nowadays they drew 1-1 with celtic in November and beat em in September 2-1 so might be a dodgy one.

  67. weordie 11 years ago

    Devastated with the Eidhoven score, only one that let me down on my main coupon. Looks like Utd going to let me down on my single too though. Bad night’s betting for me

  68. Jonathan Grieve 11 years ago

    Good analysis of Bayern Bryan. They r quality from back 2 front,only possible weak link being who partners Dante at the back. They should b too good for Arsenal tho,especially over 2 legs

  69. alex walker 11 years ago

    1 plus 2. Think celtic want this league won as quick as poss! If they can take 6 of dundee utd they can beat st johnstone by a few. Plus they dont have CL over there head but they know there out of that so its SPL now!

  70. Dean 11 years ago

    Didn’t someone on here take manchester united to win 3-1 and hernandez to score anytime double! Good luck to ya

  71. gunner 11 years ago

    badham u no nothink why dont u go support spuds then cuz we dont need u being negative when we got a big game and yes i do watch arsenal quite often tho i not watch them live since watch them against liverpool

  72. 1plus2 11 years ago

    Well the SPL is in the bag m8 so don’t make a difference there but they are capable of hitting big scores so it would’nt be a surprise but St Johnstone aint been to shabby lately and they are at home but u never know m8

  73. Ross 11 years ago

    Well, looked good at half time to at least get my stake back, 2-0 siena, 1-1 donny and 2-0 monaco…45 mins later and only one more goal, wtf!!

  74. Leigh 11 years ago

    Fancy bayern Barnsley double tomorow 11/10 and 7/5 on hills. Couple of games jump out for btts as well, Ipswich Watford, m’well Dundee utd, Falkirk livi and possibly add in millwall Peterborough

  75. gary callaghan 11 years ago

    aye danny, y wiz there as much added time?

  76. Danny 11 years ago

    aye heavy dodgy widny be surprised one iota if it wis fixed it kept gettin stopped for players going down injured

  77. weordie 11 years ago

    A cheeky treble of Utd to win with Hernandez to score, Monaco to win and Braga to draw will do for the night. £5 on £66 back

  78. Badham 11 years ago

    Got £30 on United, Bayern and Galatasary treble. 1/3 so far. One a night to concentrate on. Returns £184.

  79. conor 11 years ago

    1 Ipswich v Watford (Backing Watford @ 2.49)
    2 Arsenal v B Munich (Backing B Munich @ 2)
    3 Tranmere v Swindon (Backing Tranmere @ 3.36)

    Selections Odds* Stake Potential win
    1,2 and 3 16.82 £5.00 £79.10
    early thoughts for tomorrow Betfair prices

  80. Badham 11 years ago

    It’s called being realistic Gunner. I’m going tmo night and will be supporting my team to the highest level like always. I’d love a win and to progress as I’ve said but I feel we need to strengthen to have any chance in the champions league. Yes Bayern are in my treble because yes I can see them beating us and I feel the odds are good enough to go with but I’d much rather see us beat them and lose my money anyway so bore off.

  81. Craig alves 11 years ago

    ideal, logged onto twitter and won £100 fi betvictor for picking NANI 1st gl scorer :)
    £5 on palace, barnsley, btts leeds/blackpool, chelsea and lazio for £90
    really am playing wi the bookies £££ but dinny want to chuck it all on single, get a decent few bets out and hopedully some left for the wknd

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, that’s a nice little lift and as you say now playing with bookies money.

  82. 1plus2 11 years ago

    My Quest took a couple of small hits today Mr F you will need to up yer game on the btts since FC Eindhoven Feckerised 1 of my Quest bets ;-)

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      1plus2, that’s the problem with btts. Five out of 7 came and I get 2 out of 3 but the Cambuur game looked for it. My best bet tonight was Siena draw no bet and I fired a few pounds on Siena to win.

  83. 1plus2 11 years ago

    Aye m8 the stats looked nailed on for the Cambuur game but hey ho thats the gamble lol get yer act together tho 4 the morn ;-)

  84. Stevie H 11 years ago

    Another Dutch btts treble up. Thankfully I never took the Cambuur game and avoided the other one but yet again its proving to be a consistant league when it comes to goals….as long as you avoid the right games that is lol

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