RESULTS were poor for punters on Saturday – and bookies kept counting the cash in the evening with Real Madrid's draw at Osasuna a sore one for anyone who got involved.
Hopefully things will get better – and certainly the matches at Arsenal and Man United should provide more entertainment than most of the games featured on Match of the Day.
My top treble was a disaster after the previous week's winning but on Sunday I'm trying to make amends. Start with Lazio at home to Atalanta in Serie A.
Second-placed Lazio have won three on the bounce and beaten Atalanta four out of five at home – all to nil – as well as beating them earlier in the season.
The Romans have dropped just two points at home in eight games while Atalanta have lost four in row on the road.
Staying in Italy and Napoli should be too strong at home to a Palermo side that's lost five of their last six. The Sicilians have hit just one goal and picked up one point on their last five visits to Naples and lost the home fixture 3-0 this season.
Napoli have of course a class act in Edinson Cavani and I'll be on him to score first at 9-4 with Betway.
Complete the treble with Barcelona who travel to Malaga. Unlike Real I can't see Barca letting the side down even though they face fellow Champions League last-16 qualifiers.
Malaga are enjoying a great season but don't like playing Barca and since being promoted have lost eight out of eight, including 4-1 three times in the last four meetings.
Barca continue to show sides no mercy and have netted 23 in their last six away games. Lionel Messi scores against everyone but particularly Malaga and has hat-tricks in his last two outings against them.
So take Barca at 2-5 and look at Messi at just 7-4 at Betway to score first.
The treble doesn't page a huge amount and anyone looking for a bigger could consider Atletico Madrid, with Falcao back, at home to Zaragoza and Real Sociedad at home to Deportivo.
For my Super Single I'm risking Benfica at home to Porto. Both sides are unbeaten this season but I'm banking on home advantage giving the Lisbon the side the edge. They are 27-20 at Betway.
Pays £29.10 to a £10 stake at Betway
Anytime scorer treble
Pays £25.40 to a £10 stake at Betway
Both teams to score
Man Utd v Liverpool (1.30)
Carlisle v Coventry (3.0)
Benfica v Porto (8.15)
Pacos Ferreira v Academica (4.0)
Parma v Juventus (2.0)
Woking v Ebbsfleet (1.0)
Perm any 5 and all 6 (7 bets)
Sixfold pays a biggest £242.80 to a £10 stake at Stan James