Monday, 7.45pm, live on ESPN (updated with team news)

GAMES such as Mansfield v Liverpool and Wigan v Bournemouth showed us the minnows can give the big guns frights in the FA Cup.

The Liverpool game especially proved the importance of seeing starting line-ups before having a bet. As soon as it was revealed Daniel Sturridge would start punters were all over him to score first at 3-1 and he did.

I managed to post a comment in time but having already backed Jonjo Shelvey I felt that stake was wasted.

So I won't be having a punt on the Cheltenham match until ESPN show as the teams.

Everton are a biggest 4-11 with bet365 and it's difficult to imagine anything but a win for the Toffees. Whether it will be as easy as toffee I don't know.

Davie Moyes seems to respect the FA Cup more than many and has made just three changes from the team that beat Newcastle. Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Neville, Osman, Anichebe, Fellaini, Oviedo, Jelavic.

Victor Anchibe, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic all start so picking a first scorer isn't easy. Anichebe is 13-2 with bet365 and BetVictor to score first while Fellaini is 5-1 with the same firms.

A long journey south for a Monday night battle in a tight little ground suggests Moyes’ won't have things all their own way.

In fact like Liverpool his side may have to settle for a one-goal win and that pays 3-1 at Ladbrokes.

Not many would have backed both to score at Mansfield … or Macclesfield … or even Middlesbrough but those ties all produced. So there is every chance of both scoring tonight and that pays 11-10 at Betfred.

Cheltenham, a biggest 9-1 at bet365 and BetVictor, have won just one of their last four in League Two but throughout the season have been beaten just twice at home.


Check team news before betting on first scorer
(Baines to score, Jelavic to score first)

Everton to win by one
(3-1, Ladbrokes)

Both teams to score
(11-10, Betfred)

  1. Brummie blue 11 years ago

    Comfortable win I think for the toffees. Shall do everton 3-0 . And prob to win both halves

  2. AC 11 years ago

    Yeah i agree with Brummie Blue, although I do think Cheltenham will grab a goal.

    3-1 Everton

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Brummie, AC, I might agree when I see the line-ups and the pitch, I hear it’s a bit muddy.

    • krishi 11 years ago

      any chance for skoda xanthi to win

  3. Danny 11 years ago

    Krishi I think they are a good price eventhough they are below Crete in the table they should win they are difficult to beat at home and Crete 1 win in 10 away games doesnt say much for them a realy like the look of Xanthi race to 2 goals @ 6/4

    • krishi 11 years ago

      thank danny

      everton- win
      s.xanthi -win
      cliftonville -win
      vallecano- HTD

      any comment……

    • Danny 11 years ago

      a like the look of all 4 would just have took Vallecano to win

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Danny, I had a look at the Rayo game and it looks a tight, low-scorer. Thinking about 1-0 Rayo but as I said I’d rather wait till the likes of the Italian and Spanish are back up to speed before betting. That Juve result was a typical example of what canhappen the week after a break.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Danny, took your advice on Xanthi. If they hold on I’ll put my winnings on Vallecano.

    • Danny 11 years ago

      Good result Paul thought they would win comfortably

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Danny, I don’t really follow Greek football so that was a good shout. Rayo doing the business too so a nice double is on.

  4. Mike 11 years ago

    I’m going for a first goalscorer but waiting for team news!

    And my other bet is, Everton to be winning in 30 mins odds @2.37!

  5. Craig alves 11 years ago

    Lost a bit on roma dnb and psg/liverpool handicaps so waiting on Everton on a safe evens treble, will try and double it up each day whether it be a single at evens ot a short priced double/treble

  6. Craig alves 11 years ago

    Tomorrows double will be Lazio -0.5 & Villa on the double chance. Double up 3 times from fiver then bank half then double up twice then bank again and so on, easy saying it but never works out like that. £5 loss is worse can happen

  7. Anton 11 years ago

    Everton win
    Cliftonville win
    Xanthi win
    Valenciennes win
    Vallecano v getafe draw

  8. usa man 11 years ago

    2-0 rayo thats what i think.

  9. Anton 11 years ago

    A hope not if all ma other 4 win. Anything is possible a just thought a boring nil nil game could be wrong

  10. Milesey 11 years ago

    A decade on from the shock loss to Shrewsbury….. All i am saying on Cheltenham V Everton !

    I’m Staying away from it and will be cheering on the underdog.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Milesey, I might have a bet when I see the teams, makes watching it more interesting.

  11. Stevie H 11 years ago

    £100 on both teams to score! thatl do

  12. Anton 11 years ago

    Who Cheltenham v Everton prob will be a btts. Cheltenham good at home Everton resting some what are the odds for bts

  13. Anton 11 years ago

    Grimsby second half were superb. That’s what makes football a joy to watch

  14. alex walker 11 years ago

    Just found out that howard webb is ref on sunday man u v liverpool. Get your money on a pen for the mancs! He always gives them pens!

  15. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Paul I’m going to start seperate betting on your draws with a bankroll of £1200 which will give me 20 bets and we will see how we get on.

    4 x £10 Trebles
    1 x £20 4 Fold

    Total £60 over 20 weeks = £1200

    Each treble will pay at least £350 and if all 4 come up it will be approx £4.5k back.

    What do you reckon Paul? You think you could get me a winning 4 fold in 20 weeks? Do you accept the challenge big man lol?

    I know draws are difficult to get but 4 is far from impossible and not to be sniffed at with returns of £4.5k

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, every time I put up the draws then I’m hoping they win. Much easier to get 3 from 4 than all 4 though so perming them is the right way to go.

    • Guido 11 years ago

      Chris, u could just pick 4 draws each week urself n post them on Friday/Sat am…take the pressure of Mr F?..

  16. Anton 11 years ago

    Nothing is impossible in football Chris your lot beat barca that proves it. Good luck wae the draws bud

  17. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Cheers Anton

  18. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    I know Paul. So you reckon if I stick to the £60 bet of 4 £10 trebles and £20 acc religiously i should come out on top over the course of a season. All is need to do is get a treble every 5 weeks to show profit and if its all 4 then i hit the jackpot.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, hopefully but I can’t predict the future.

  19. Stephen Miller 11 years ago

    Aston Villa

    wee fiver gets back £56 Plus £20 on Everton Btts Tonight.

  20. JB 11 years ago

    Going for a brave Cheltenham -1 @ 35/1 bet

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      JB, it’s brave or stupid. Only time will tell.

  21. JB 11 years ago


    £10 returns £78

  22. JB 11 years ago

    People said the same when I backed QPR to beat Chelsea, fancy an upset tonight obviously largely depends on Everton team news

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      JB, strong Everton team with just three changes from the side that one at Newcastle. I’m convinced Everton will win now.

  23. Madi 11 years ago

    I’ve gone with Everton, cliftonville dnb and had xanthi dnb. Odds at just over evens. Trying out a new system as I kept losing. Trebles with favourites at odds of at least evens. A few dnb just for safety. Juve let me down on a 7 fold yesterday!

  24. AC 11 years ago

    Listen up fellas … Fellani anytime goalscorer is evens on paddy power … Get on it … He’s starting as well

  25. Craig alves 11 years ago

    Very syrong everton team am on -2

  26. John 11 years ago

    Seen the tips on Xanthi earlier so checked the odds during in play, 1O/1 to score 3 or more goals so went into the bookies to put a bet on and….it was closed, and they have scored 3, horrible :-)

  27. John Henderson 11 years ago

    11/10 Fellani blue sq to score anytime.

  28. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Mr F likes the pressure

  29. usa man 11 years ago

    1-0 rayo guys

  30. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Fellaini 5/4 @ Coral

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Neville, Osman, Anichebe, Fellaini, Oviedo, Jelavic. I’m having Baines to score and Jelavic to end his drought by scoring first.

  31. Craig alves 11 years ago

    £5 singles on fellaini anytime/Everton & jelavic to score 2 or more 5/1

  32. Mike 11 years ago

    Anyone got more in depth team news on Everton? Who’s playing upfront? Or two upfront?

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Mike, just posted the team.

  33. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Now the teams are out here are my bets for tonight:

    £100 Anichebe to score anytime @ 8/5
    £100 Everton to be winning after 30 mins @ 7/5
    £100 Time of first goal under 26 mins @ 11/10
    £120 time of first booking under 35 mins @ 5/6
    £30 Anichebe to score in both halves @ 16/1
    £50 Everton to win 4-0 @ 14/1

    Come on please!!

    Good luck everyone.

  34. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Ok Paul just read your suggestion of Baines and I know he has been cut with some bookies to as short as 9/4. £100 on him @ 5/1 with Coral to score anytime.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, 5-1 isn’t bad, wouldn’t touch him at 9-4.

  35. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    I’m hoping to be up a couple of quid before half time. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone.

  36. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Yeah Paul 9/4 @ Bet365, most of the bookies got him at 3/1 with the odd bookie offering 4/1.

    £600 on a midweek cup game. Must be mental. Lets hope it pays off.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, I was right about Jelavic but you ignored that one! Here’s hoping Baines does it too.

  37. Knottsy 11 years ago

    Jelavic to score 2 or more 9/2 @ betfair.

  38. Striker 11 years ago

    Xanthi did well, Rayo doing alright, 2 goals up in half hour, 10 shots on target

  39. Anton 11 years ago

    I Danny great results m8 a had draw for the Spanish sing ya rites. Wee Kyle has been talking about u

  40. Anton 11 years ago

    Aww Do u mean xanthi dance the nite

  41. nikoo 11 years ago

    Mr Fixit What you think about min 1 everton @1,70

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Nikoo, earlier I tipped Everton to win by one so it wouldn’t be fair to change but on the strength of the team they have out you’d think they’ll win by a few.

  42. Anton 11 years ago

    Jela double for me troops

  43. Craig alves 11 years ago

    Jelavic enhanced to 5/1 for 2 or more wi paddy power knottsy

  44. Mike 11 years ago

    I love ya fixit!!! £100 on jelavic first goalscorer!!!!

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Mike, he was due one. But it was inches from being Fellaini’s goal so we got lucky.

  45. Knottsy 11 years ago

    Feck it craig checked oddschecker and it said pp was only 5/2 !! Cheers for heads up tho. Wont be complaining if it comes in :)

  46. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    I know Paul, kicking myself but I’ve got a few quid back already

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, that’s great. First scorer and anytime scorer up in first 20 mins. I can switch off now or have another bet. Rayo 3-0 up so that’s in the bag too.

  47. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago


  48. Mike 11 years ago

    BAINES!! Perfect night so far!! Got Everton -3, everton to be winning 30 mins and also got fellani to score anytime and Everton to win! Great tips tonight fixit!

    My original though was fellani FGS and Osman anytime! Cheers mate!

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Mike, again it shows the importance of seeing the teams. All indications earlier were Baines wouldn’t play.

  49. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    £450 up at ht not bad

  50. Striker 11 years ago

    Hope they don’t take Felleini off, got him as any time scorer!

  51. smiler. smokie 11 years ago

    Brilliant tipping Mr Fixit and i like your kinda betting Mr chris guy.

  52. Mike 11 years ago

    Same here striker! Hopefully he stays on!

  53. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Just need 4-0 for another £750

  54. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Get in there. How good is my £50 on 4-0 @ 14/1 looking?

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, you jinxed it mate but brought up my btts.

  55. al 11 years ago


  56. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Shit spoke too soon

  57. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Only other thing that could make me more money is for Anchibe to score for a further £260 back

  58. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Happy with £450 profit anyway

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Chris, it’s been a good night so far. Every bet I’ve placed has won so far. Now waiting on Valenciennes to win after taking them inrunning. It was a blind bet but looked too big at 3-1.

  59. Striker 11 years ago

    Woohoo get in Felleini!!

  60. Striker 11 years ago

    Good might for me, excellent night for you Mike :)

  61. Mike 11 years ago

    Great night all round! Even the Everton -3 came in!

  62. Mr Chris Guy 11 years ago

    Good result tonight guys

  63. Milesey 11 years ago

    Anyone interested :

    Reginaldinho in the 1.00 Leicester
    for Trainer Venetia Williams who is HOT HOT HOT at the moment !

    Double it up with :

    Thunderstorm in the 3.45 Leicester !

    Job done !

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Milesey, just reading about my Record colleague Garry Owen going through the card with his Taunton tips. 272-1 for seven winners – were they all favourites?

    • Guido 11 years ago

      OK Milesey..not a big nags man but will stick yer wee double on. Don’t fancy much in way of fitba 2moro. cheers :-)

  64. Milesey 11 years ago

    yes 7 out of 7 favourites won at Taunton today, Nicholls and Walsh Double, Williams and Coleman treble.

  65. Milesey 11 years ago

    “Trainer Venetia Williams and jockey Aidan Coleman heaped the pain on the bookmakers by providing three of the seven winning favourites at Taunton.”

  66. John Henderson 11 years ago

    Yes all 7 favs won at Taunton today. Get in Fellani anytime and last scorer great night for all good tipping Paul.

  67. nikoo 11 years ago

    Mr Fixit Thanks for the great tipping!!

  68. john g 11 years ago

    Milesy is that tomorrow afternoon those horses are running, I don’t know anything about horse racing but I might give it a shot for a small stake.

    • Milesey 11 years ago

      Yes tomorrow afternoons racing.

      just put this treble on :

      2.30 Shangani 13/8
      2.50 Dhhamaan 1/1
      3.45 Thunderstorm 1/1

      Also this double :

      1.00 Reginaldinho 5/1
      3.45 Thunderstorm 1/1

      Goodluck if you decide to take any…..
      but please no calling me an a******e, w****r, d******d, c**t, c**k, if they don’t come in ! I am confident myself to put my own money on these !

  69. john g 11 years ago

    Milesey, the way I see it tips are take it or leave it. If anyone takes them its a their choice so no name calling if you lose, oh aye good tipping tonight Mr fixit !!.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      John, that’s it exactly. Tips are put up, no one twists anyone’s arm to put them on. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose.

  70. Leeroy 11 years ago

    good tips for tonight Mr fix it what do you think about velencia,wrexham & grimsby for a treble tomorrow 4.95/1 @ skybet

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Leeroy, my Tuesday tips will be up in the morning.

  71. Craig alves 11 years ago

    Lazio home form in coppa won 9/9 so 10/11 on them looks too bag against catania and villa have already beaten city, Swansea & Norwich away in the league cup this season.
    Lazio single – £10.67 1.85
    HT/FT doubles – draw/villa draw/lazio villa/villa lazio/lazio 4 bets wi £2.50 stakes with winnings between £30-£50

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, Lazio looks good but I might take a draw at Bradford. I think Villa would happily take that back to Villa Park.

    • Mr Fixit 11 years ago

      Craig, tips are up now and I’ve taken Lazio but again it might be advisable to check teams news because they won’t be at full strength although as you say their home form is superb. I’m hitting the golf course for the first time in ages so will check in later. Good luck to everyone on Milesey’s double at Leicester.

  72. Stephen Miller 11 years ago

    Stuck a Tenner on your double for Leicester £110 back if its a good un …

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