IT'S the return of the Champions League on Tuesday but only one of the matches will have fans as the coronavirus takes hold.
At least Cheltenham has beaten the bug and I wish everyone well on day one of the Festival.
RB Leipzig vs Spurs goes ahead as normal but Valencia vs Atalanta will be behind closed doors as will Wednesday's clash between PSG and Borussia Dortmund.
It's a real shame for fans of those clubs but it's only going to get worse and Italy have cancelled all sporting events until April 3 – although Euro ties are expected to go ahead without supporters.
Two weeks ago I tipped Timo Werner to score and Leipzig not to lose – and the striker netted in a 1-0 away win.
Spurs have been in freefall since Harry Kane was injured at New Year and without him and Heung-Min Son I don't give them a chance of making a comeback.
A draw at Burnley ended a four-game losing run while Leipzig are unbeaten in 11 and at home and are 3-5 at Marathonbet.
The other tie sees Atalanta take a 4-1 lead to Spain and this one should be all over. Valencia won't agree and no home fans won't help but I reckon the Italians, 27 goals in seven games, will bag an away strike. Best bet here is both teams to score at 4-9 with Paddy Power.
There are three games in the Scottish Championship and it would be brave person who called any of them after eight draws in the last 10 fixtures. Three draws pays 43-1 at McBookie.
Dundee and Ayr drew 0-0 on Saturday and another stalemate is 23-10 at McBookie. Partick Thistle v Dunfermline could also be a stalemate but Inverness – who were involved in the two non-draws – are 8-13 at McBookie to beat Queen of the South.
In League One Montrose hammered Stranraer 4-1 on Saturday and are 20-21 with McBookie to win at Stair Park but it's not a given as both bosses agreed 4-1 wasn't a fair reflection on the scoreline.
Cove Rangers are inching towards the League Two title and are just 4-9 to win at Stirling – Cove and overs is probably best bet.
There are also five games in England's lower leagues including Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland.
I'm starting with a Champions League treble – Leipzig to win and btts at Valencia tonight and over 2.5 goals at PSG tomorrow. I'll also be backing Liverpool to qualify by seeing off Atletico Madrid.
My other treble is Sunderland, Inverness and Dunfermline not to lose. Sunderland are a bit short for an away but face a side with one win in 15. Add Inverness to win and Dunfermline not to lose.
Well done to all the winners on Monday – I suggested a treble that won thanks to Leicester, Sassuolo and btts at Stuttgart but didn't put it up with points so I hope some were on anyway.
2pts Champions League Treble
- RB Leipzig (8pm)
- Valencia vs Atalanta btts (8pm)
- PSG vs Dortmund over 2.5 goals (8pm, Wed)
- (2-1, Ladbrokes)
2pts Top Treble
- Dunfermline not to lose
- (3-1, Marathonbet)
March Super Single Stats: -0.4pts
March Advised Acca Stats: -1.6pts
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