AFTER all the weekend shocks who'd be a football punter? Anyway we've dusted ourselves down and are ready to go again.
There are four games in the Premier League and the one I've got my eye on is Aston Villa v Newcastle. I haven't fancied the Tynesiders for a while but Alan Pardew has been busy in the transfer market by signing five French stars.
Pardew has reacted to the loss of striker Demba Ba to Chelsea by swooping for five French stars and Yoan Goaffran and Moussa Sissoko in particular should give them a lift.
The new boys strengthen a squad that has been running on empty in recent weeks and have arrived at a bad time for Villa who have just been knocked out of both cups to lower-league Bradford and Millwall.
With my treble I'm taking a chance on three aways. Watford were simply superb as they romped to a 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest at the weekend and Gianfranco Zola's side can repeat the feat when they head for Bristol City.
Watford have recovered from losing to Man City in the FA Cup to romp to wins over Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough and can climb to the lofty heights of second tonight.
City drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road earlier in the season and Sean O'Driscoll notched his first win as boss at the weekend as his men beat Ipswich 2-1 at home.
But before that the Robins had suffered four successive defeats and if Watford bring their A game to Ashton Gate they should win. Watford are 6-5 at Coral.
Add League One fliers Swindon who return to action at Orient. Paolo di Canio's men have won five of their last six to nil to climb into the play-off places and face an Orient side who have been inconsistent all season.
Orient have won just one of their last six but will be boosted by the memory of beating Swindon at home earlier in the season. Swindon are 11-10 at Ladbrokes.
At the moment it looks as if backing against Portsmouth each week will be pay dividends. Guy Whittingham's skint side have lost five in a row, conceding 15 goals, and next up is a home meeting with a Notts County who have lost just once away all season but six times at home. County are just 7-10 at Betway and that tells the story.
Elsewhere Man City head to a QPR side who were at one point 4-0 down at home to League One MK Dons in the FA Cup at the weekend before hitting two late goals.
However, Harry Redknapp rested players and the will be back to full strength. QPR have made it tough for the likes of Spurs and Chelsea recently and City, without skipper Vincent Kompany and star turn Yaya Toure, will face a test.
Roberto Mancini's men won 1-0 at Stoke in the Cup at the weekend and it has the feel of another low scorer. City are no bigger than 1-2 with the likes of William Hill and that doesn't interest me.
In the Championship new boss David Flitcroft has hit the ground running at Barnsley with three wins and a draw. Last weekend's 1-0 success at Hull was impressive and his men are 15-8 at BetVictor and bet365 to notch another three points against a Milwall side who do their best work at home.
Anyone interested in betting on outsiders might fancy Barnsley and Northampton who travel to Gillingham for a second v third battle in League Two. The Saints, with five wins in six, are 10-3 at bet365 so probably worth a look plus one.
Last Sunday's anytime scorers treble came up and I'm having a go at Watford hotshot Matej Vydra, six goals in three games, and Motherwell Michael Higdon's who hit a hat-trick in his last outing against St Johnstone.
Add Alain Traore who netted twice for Burkina Faso in their 4-0 win against Ethiopia on Friday. Regulars will know I've made a few quid backing Lorient this season and Traore has been a star turn for the French side.
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