WE'VE had three busy nights of European football and we're now faced with a fairly hectic Friday programme.
There are six top-flight games in Scotland and England with the Scottish games brought forward to give Steve Clarke more time to prepare some players for next week's Euro 2020 play-off final in Serbia.
Unfortunately for Clarke the games involving Rangers and Celtic have to be played on Sunday as both were playing in the Europa League on Thursday.
Premiership matches include St Mirren vs Dundee United and Aberdeen vs Hibs and in the Championship Dundee travel to Alloa. I've posted a separate Scottish preview.
In the Premier League we have Southampton vs Newcastle and Brighton vs Burnley. Interesting to see how the Saints manage without injured striker Danny Ings while there's not much to split Brighton and Burnley. Brighton haven't won at home while Burnley are winless on the road – so does this mean it will be a draw?
Elsewhere Cardiff meet Bristol City in the Championship and Harrogate face Skelmorsdale in the FA Cup. Skelmorsdale are the lowest-ranked side left in the tournament and should win big. HullShaker has put up some goals tips on the game.
On the Continent Elche vs Celta Vigo, Werder Bremen vs Cologne, Sassuolo vs Udinese and Strasbourg vs Marseille.
Sassuolo games had been full of goals until they won 2-0 at Napoli and plenty of strikes in Udinese matches too. At first glance it looks a goals bet but on the h2h the last six meetings have gone under 2.5 so a straight Sassuolo win might be the way to go.
Werder and Cologne have both seen both sides scoring in their previous three and five of those six games have finished 1-1 as have two of the last four meetings in Bremen. Another 1-1 pays 6-1 at bet365 while the draw is 13-5.
I've decided to go with a treble on Sassuolo, Aberdeen and Dundee. It pays 9-1 so low stakes.
Well done to all the winners onThursday with loads of goals again in the Europa League, especially in the early kick-offs.
My 5.55pm treble landed at 4-1 thanks to Bayer Leverkusen, Granada and both scoring in a 3-3 thriller between Benfica and Rangers. The later treble was blown out the water by heavy home defeats for AC Milan and Celtic.
And well done to Scott with as 6-1 acca winner on his VIP Tips for members only. Check out his latest tips here.
- Kevin Mac has taken an early look at Saturday's big game in the Bundesliga between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich.
- And SlipsTips has predictions and a match preview from Saturday's Premier League clash between Everton vs Man United.
Top Treble (all 7.45pm)
- (9-1, betfair)