I LANDED my biggest Betway treble of the season last weekend – and boy did it feel good.
Brighton, Motherwell and Partick Thistle all won for a 10-1 return.
Over recent weekends I've gone for bigger trebles, strangely with better results, and that shows it doesn't always pay to back the obvious.
I've also been putting in more aways and this weekend I'm starting with Inverness at Dundee. ICT have beaten their opponents 4-1 twice this season but it won't be as easy this time.
New boss John Brown has managed to add a steely resolve to his side and they've notched a win, draw and defeat – 2-1 to Dundee Utd – since he arrived.
The derby was a big test but a meeting at home to an Inverness side still going for second place in the SPL will be much tougher.
Terry Butcher's men haven't scored in two outings but 0-0 draws at Ross County and against Dundee Utd were acceptable results. Top scorer Billy McKay will be hoping to get back on target against a side who have conceded 26 at home and often rely on veteran keeper Rab Douglas to put on a stellar show.
Head to the English Championship to complete the line with home wins for Watford and Crystal Palace.
Watford are showing no signs of feeling the pressure and have closed to within five points of leaders Cardiff at the top. By all accounts they were lucky to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at home in midweek – but while others around were dropping points Gianfranco Zola's men got the job done.
I feel Watford play better on Saturdays and have been sold at Vicarage Road all season. Blackpool have struggled since Michael Appleton left but have drawn their last three despite scoring just once in five games.
Crystal Palace did their promotion chances no harm with a fine 4-1 home defeat of Hull in midweek. It was all the more impressive for the fact that while top scorer Glenn Murray misfired for once and missed a penalty, recent signing Kevin Phillips stepped up to the plate with a hat-trick.
Ian Holloway will be thrilled at the striker's contribution and he adds another string to the bow of a Palace side who also saw Wilfried Zaha break his duck after no goals since his move to Man United at the end of the season was announced.
So it's looking good for Palace who have lost just one out of 18 at home and they should be comfortable against a Leeds side struggling to score goals on the road. Neil Warnock would love to put one over his old club but for me it's a home win.
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