ASTON VILLA made it a great night for bookies and a sore one for punters.
I looked at a lot of betting previews on last night's EFL Cup semi and didn't see anyone backing against Leicester.
But to be fair to Villa they defended well and frustrated the favourites to earn a 1-1 draw that leaves the tie firmly in the balance.
The result cost me 6pts – three on a Top Treble running from Monday and three for a Leiester -1 Super Single.
I could have lost more such was mine and other peoples' confidence in the Foxes so that's my only consolation.
It was a shock result and in football they happen. We need to dust ourselves down and go again.
I still have faith in Leicester to reach the Final and playing away may suit them better. Odds are now out and I'm slightly shocked with the Foxes no bigger than 4-11 to reach the Final having won at Villa Park in the league.
On the night Leicester are 5-6 with Villa 4-1 so while I still have faith in Brendan Rodgers' side the odds don't provide value.
Well done to any winners last night with plenty on the French Cup which did go the way of the form book with convincing wins for Lille, Lyon and PSG.
Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi and next up tonight is Barcelona v Atletico Madrid.
We have Torino v Genoa in the Italian Cup and not much else so probably be a no bet day as I look forward to the weekend.
January Super Single Stats: -6pts
January Advised Acca Stats: -16pts