IT'S good having a couple of early matches in the Champions League but I wish the Liverpool game hadn't been one of them.
Their trip to Red Bull Salzburg was one of those fixtures that screamed goals – and no stat suggested otherwise.
Unfortunately both sides – especially Liverpool – missed gilt-edged chances as the Reds won 2-0 to book their last-16 slot.
If it had been a later game I could have covered my treble but going under 2.5 goals cost me 3pts and my frustration was matched up and down the country by thousands of punters including our friend Greg.
I also hit the bar on my English treble with btts at Bristol City coming up and Huddersfield winning but Nottm Forest upset me by conceding a late goal at home to Middlesbrough.
Well done to all the winners including Scott with his members and he is on a good run. There was praise for SlipTips calls on his match previews and remember to check them out – he, kevinmac, Scottt and selectabet are the contributors.
It doesn't look an easy Champions League card tonight. Groups A-D have been won by PSG, Bayern Munich, Man City and Juventus while Real Madrid and Spurs have clinched runners-up spots.
So two more last-16 places are up for grabs – plus some Europa League consolations. In Group C it’s between Dinamo Zagreb, Shahktar and Atalanta for second and from Group D Atletico Madrid or Bayer Leverkusen will progress.
It’s in the hands of Shakhtar who entertain Atalanta and are a best 13-8 with Unibet but a draw will do as they better Zagreb on the head to head. Best bet here could be to go for goals as the Italians play positively and victory will send them through unless Dinamo dump Man City.
Shakhtar’s last four ties have brought up both to score and Atalanta have netted in four of their five. Both to score here is the best bet at 1-2 at McBookie.
Dinamo could be worth a look at 3-1 with McBookie against weakened City who have travelled without the likes of David Silva, Sergio Aguero and John Stones while young Phil Foden will start.
Atletico Madrid are one point clear of Bayer as they host Lokomotiv Moscow. The Spaniards to win to nil is the shout at 4-7.
Bayer could defeat a Juventus side who won’t risk Cristiano Ronaldo and others. The Germans are evens with BetVictor.
I've picked out a treble and have added a both to score treble from the Championship games. Greg sees goals galore in the Championship tonight and I agree.
All six could feasibly see btts at 25-1 and I've picked out my three best bets.
2pts Top Treble
- Shakhtar v Atalanta btts (5.55pm)
- Atletico to win to nil
- Bayer Leverkusen
- (7-2, bet365)
1pt Both to Score Treble
- Barnsley v Reading
- Birmingham v QPR
- Brentford v Cardiff
- (4-1, William Hill)
Mr Fixit's December Advised Total: -4.6pts
Mr Fixit's December Advised Accas Total: -0.3pts