IT'S not a week I'm a big fan of – dominated by international friendlies and with some Johnstone Paint Trophy matches thrown in.
However, it got off to a flying start with two 7-2 winners on Monday night thanks to Wycombe draw no bet and Matt McClure to score.
So I can approach the rest of the week knowing my bank balance won't be any lower than it was when I started – but hopefully it goes even higher.
We've reached the regional final stage of the FA Trophy with Coventry taking on Crewe in the Northern first leg and Orient facing Southend in the South.
Now it's not a tournament treated too seriously in the early rounds but with teams now just one step from a lucrative trip to Wembley the stakes are higher.
Orient sit mid-table in League One and face a Southend side battling to stay in the League Two play-off places so there won't be much between the teams.
However, Orient should be slightly stronger and with owner Barry Hearn saying he'd love to take his club to Wembley I can see them landing a first-leg knockout punch. Orient are a best 11-10 at BetVictor while Southend are 3-1 with Ladbrokes.
I won't be punting much on either tie but in the second final Coventry are 19-20 at Coral to edge out League One rivals Crewe.
Just four points separate these sides and Crewe won 1-0 at home in the league so again there shouldn't be too much in it.
I'm more tempted by some of the league action on tonight and I've already mentioned Colchester at home to Swindon.
Colchester have won their last two and look on the up after finally clearing the relegation zone. They shocked Swindon 1-0 at the County Ground and now entertain a club in all sorts of trouble.
Swindon boss Paolo di Canio saw deals for three players blocked by the league while the club's takeover issue was resolved and discovered his best player had been sold behind his back to raise much-needed cash.
He took 14 fit players to Crawley and drew 1-1 at the weekend and says he has 13 players available for the trip to Colchester.
It's a dire situation and although those 13 might perform well the fact they are travelling to an on-form Colchester makes them incredibly tempting at 17-5 with BetVictor. You can even have Colchester draw no bet at 15-8 with BetVictor.
In League Two leaders Port Vale should be OK at 8-15 with Coral at home to Wimbledon. Vale have won four out of six and have netted 11 goals in four matches.
Wimbledon are unbeaten in five, drawing their last three, so they should make it harder for Vale than Accrington did at the weekend as they went down 3-0. Still, Vale might be worth a look at 11-8 minus one with bet365 and Skybet.
Port Vale -1
(11-8, bet365, Skybet)