THERE was always a danger of my 15pts Scottish Cup fivefold being beaten by one – and that's why I advised backing with the concession in mind.
Celtic, Killie, Inverness and Hibs all kept their side of the bargain with comfortable wins but Aberdeen didn't read the plot and cost me around 25 points.
Their draw at home to Stenhousemuir was unforeseen and beat not only the Super Single but the -1 handicap fivefold at 5-1. Going by some comments a few of you were happy to see the bet lose even though Aberdeen would have cost punters a fortune – whether you were following me or not.
Even before Greg and myself flagged up the bet bookies were seeing big hitters lump on those five plus Rangers and also throwing in the likes of PSG, Liverpool, Man United and Man City.
On the day I was consoled by my Scots both to score treble winning at 5-1 while the English was a Gillingham goal short and thanks to those who pointed that out politely.
For those with any doubt points are not pounds – 1pt could be 1p, £1, £10 or £100. It's up to each individual punter. I never advise size of stake which is why I use points which simply indicate my form and this month it's dodgy or unlucky. I prefer to go with the latter.
For example if Aberdeen had won yesterday and Andy Murray hadn't produced a miracle performance from 2-0 down at the Australian Open the Super Singles would be in profit.
Both to score bets were good for tipsters yesterday with Desmond's double winning and Scott's Euro treble also coming in.
On Sunday the big game is Huddersfield v Man City as the champions try to stay on the heels of Liverpool who won a 4-3 thriller against Crystal Palace. Spurs head to Fulham trying to overcome the loss of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.
I can't see past a big City win but value is tough to find – Scott has posted a match preview. Maybe both to score is the shout at Fulham v Spurs and possibly Christian Eriksen to score and he's likely to be on pens in the absence of Kane.
In the Scottish Cup Hearts try to avenge a 5-0 defeat at the end of the year as they welcome Livingston. Hearts are boosted by a couple of signings including striker David Vanecek and face a side who pick up most of their good results at home. Reckon the Jambos will edge this and kevinmac has put up a preview.
There are plenty of big games on the Continent and my Top Treble started well with the early Italian game as Atalanta notched a big win at second-bottom Frosinone who are winless at home and never beaten Atalanta in the five times they've met – in fact they haven't scored.
Add over 3.5 match goals at Ajax v Heerenveen – over 2.5 is too short. This fixture has produced 44 goals in the past nine meetings while Ajax lead 23-1 on aggregate in their last five at home.
The last four meetings have been 4-1, 5-1, 5-2 and 4-1 so Ajax and Btts is also a shout. Should be a goalfest though.
Complete the treble with St Etienne +1 at home to Lyon. Saints have won eight and drawn two of their last 10 at home and face a side not as fearsome as some of the past ones and with three successive league draws behind them and one win in four at the greens.
I'm adding a both to score treble as my only other bet today.
Remember to look at welovebetting for their tips and video chat.
3pts Top Treble
- Atalanta (11.30am)
- Ajax v Heerenveen over 3.5 goals (3.45pm)
- St Etienne +1 (8pm)
- (23-10, sportingbet)
1pt Both to Score Treble
- Caen v Marseille (4pm)
- Schalke v Wolfsburg (5pm)
- Vallecano v Sociedad (5.30pm)
- (53-10, Ladbrokes)
Mr Fixit's January Super Singles Total: -27pts
Mr Fixit's January Accas Total: -24pts