DUMBARTON were the latest team I jinxed as the Super Single tag failed to sit comfortably on their shoulders.
At least the Sons didn't throw away a two or three-goal lead and fought valiantly for a draw at home to Livingston after being reduced to 10 men at 0-0.
Overall I had some success with Real Madrid, Roma and Nottingham Forest but as usual it's the failure of the single that causes distress among some site visitors. I'd pick Dumbarton again – and from what I've read a silly red card that stopped them winning.
Anyway I said if I went three losers in a row I'd open the Super Single up to be voted on again. That's popular with some and not to so with others. But as always consider the tip then decide if it's worth backing. If you don't like it then lay it.
There's not much happening tonight but I've put four bets I like on a shortlist as well as a no Super Single. Site users voted for no Super Single just ahead of Cambridge draw no bet and Ajax win to nil – but the Cambridge game is now off anyway.
Zwolle away to Utrecht in the Dutch League got hardly any votes. Zwolle have won their last two and face a Utrecht side with four defeats in five – including heavy ones against Feyenoord and PSV. Zwolle must have chance here and are 2-1 at Stan James.
Staying in Holland and Ajax, unbeaten in 14, should take care of Groningen at a short price. Ajax have won five of their last six without conceding and are 23-20 with McBookie and BetVictor to win to nil. Groningen have failed to net on their last two road trips.
While allowing site visitors to pick tonight's Super Single I'm putting up a double at just under evens. I can't see past Ajax but at a best 1-4 they're too short so add both to score at Utrecht v Zwolle.
PEC of course are on the single shortlist but going by the comments a draw is possible. The last two meetings have finished 1-1 while five of Zwolle's last six have seen both score.
Utrecht's problems have mainly been at the back where they are missing several players. They've conceded 14 in their last five but were boosted by holding Ajax to a 1-1 draw at home in their previous outing.
Utrecht v PEC btts
Pays 19-20 at BetVictor, McBookie
Super Single shortlist
(7-4, William Hill)
(2-1, Stan James)
No Super single
Vote result: No Super Single 40%, Cambridge dnb 32%, Ajax to win to nil 22%, Zwolle 6%.