THE day began and ended with two cracking Premier League games – and two shocks.
Duncan Ferguson managed to get a tune out of Everton and while teams usually react well to managers being sacked you've got to ask where that performance came from just days after being hammered by Liverpool.
Same can be said about Man United who produced an exceptional display to win at Man City – no one but maccathered saw that coming – certainly no one else tipped it before the game.
I had my doubts about a home win after a few shaky performances but thought goals were a safer bet and that tip landed in the end as well as my Marcus Rashford to score prediction.
Some of my accas were close but no winners but at least Annan netted in injury time to land a 17-10 Super Single and keep losses to a minimum. And my Daily Record Super Single landed thanks to Motherwell so that's four out of four over the last two Saturdays.
Well done to all the winners including Greg with his Hibs Nap – he really should change from supporting St Johnstone and back the Edinburgh men as they've won him a fortune this season.
Monaco's evening thrashing of Amiens landed Scott's Euro treble and his both to score treble like mine was beaten by one goal.
And after his success on Man United maybe macca will consider swapping one reds outfit for another.
Today it's all about the Betfred Cup Final and I'm hoping for a cracker between Rangers and Celtic. I'm finding it hard to split the teams but I agree if Celtic's big players turn up they deserve to be favourites. Check out my thoughts and tips from the experts on the site here.
In the Premier League today the big game is Aston Villa v Leicester and I like the look of Leicester and both to score. New-born Newcastle are at home to an improving Southampton and that could be a draw.
Two promoted sides – Norwich and Sheffield Utd – meet at Carrow Road and I can see United returning to winning ways after a bad defeat by Newcastle on Thursday.
And finally it's Brighton v Wolves and again this could be a stalemate with Brighton on a high after winning at Arsenal.
In the Championship West Brom are trying to return to the top as they host Swansea and there are plenty of big games to look at on the Continent.
It's mostly about goals today and I've picked out both to score trebles from home and abroad as well as a Top Treble.
The Top Treble starts with Union Berlin who are going for four home wins in a row against a struggling Cologne.
Add Newcastle not to lose at home to Southampton as they look a decent price to win at 8-5. Steve Bruce is doing a great job under severe pressure and they've climbed to 11th after one defeat in six. They're not great to watch but Bruce is playing to his side's strengths and at St James' they're getting the crowd behind them again and that's like an extra man.
Southampton are also on the up after taking four points from games at Arsenal and home to Watford. They have goals in them, and Danny Ings is on a nice run of form, but since losing nine against Leicester they've conceded 10 in five so defence remains a problem.
Complete the treble with Sevilla not to lose at Osasuna. Sevilla have climbed to third behind Real Madrid and Sevilla with a run of five wins in a row and triumphed on their last two visits here. Osasuna can't be written off and could end Sevilla's run of clean sheets but I fancu the away win at at worst Sevilla not to lose.
2pts Top Treble
- Newcastle not to lose (2pm)
- Union Berlin (2.30pm)
- Sevilla not to lose (8pm)
- (17-5, Marathonbet)
2pts UK Both to Score Treble
- Rangers v Celtic (3pm)
- Aston Villa v Leicester (2pm)
- Newcastle v Southampton (2pm)
- (7-2, bet365)
2pts Euro Both to Score Treble
- Sassuolo v Cagliari (2pm)
- Werder Bremen v Paderborn (5pm)
- Osasuna v Sevilla (8pm)
- (3-1, bet365)
Mr Fixit's December Advised Total: -2.6pts
Mr Fixit's December Advised Accas Total: +1.4pts