AND so ends another busy midweek – with some winners and some losers and some near misses.
We finish off this week with two games in Italy, Lazio v Cesena in Serie A and Siena v Napoli in Coppa Italia.
The Lazio game has been brought forward from the weekend to accommodate the rugby and the home side will be looking to bounce back from last week's 3-2 defeat at Genoa.
Lazio were 3-0 down before nearly pulling it back and are 1-2 at BetVictor to pick up the points against lowly Cesena.
Edy Reja’s men will be without banned Mobido Diakite and others including Tommaso Rochi and Stefano Mauri are injured.
It might not be as easy as the prices suggest as Cesena have brought in the likes of Vincenzo Iaquinta, Mario Alberto Santana, Daniel Pudil, Vangelis Moras and Simone Del Nero in the transfer window.
On-loan Juve striker Iaquinta and borrowed Napoli winger Santana will add to the firepower of the lowest scorers in Serie A and I'm taking a big chance on the draw.
It has the feel of an unders game and under 2.5 goals pays 5-6 at bet365.
There could also be a draw in the semi-final 1st leg of the Italian Cup clash between Siena and Napoli.
Napoli didn't win in Siena for more than 10 years while the last two Serie A meetings also finished all square.
I'm sure Napoli will be happy to start the second leg all square and qualify for the Final with a home win. To make it through theyare 1-3 at bet365.
Last night Ladbrokes refunded all losing first scorer bets on the Hearts v Celtic game because Gary Hooper netted at any time. Their offer is repeated on the Siena v Napoli clash with Edison Cavani being the man in question this time.
The South American start is 4-1 favourite to score first virtually across the board.
Under 2.5 goals at Lazio