IT'S matchday six of the Champions League and Liverpool and Chelsea are among those teams aiming to book their last-16 place on Tuesday.
Both should manage to get there although Liverpool face what could be a banana skin away to goal-hungry Red Bull Salzburg.
Jurgen Klopp has the nous to get the holders over the line and best bet should be goals following the 4-3 thriller they fought out at Anfield. Remember the Liverpool and Napoli games are early at 5.55 pm.
Chelsea must beat Lille at home to make sure and that should be manageable for Frank Lampard's men. I've posted a Champions League preview covering these games and a couple of others and will add to it in the morning.
There are loads of individual match previews on the site so check them out.
Away from the Champions League, there are four FA Cup replays, six matches in the Championship and three in the Scottish leagues.
I've had a good look at the games in the Championship and picked out a treble. Start with Nottm Forest at home to a Middlesbrough side who are poor travellers and in bad form with their only win in six against Barnsley.
Forest have suffered a little dip in form but remain fifth and this is a great chance to get back on track against a side still without an away win.
Add Huddersfield not to lose at a Charlton side that's taken one point out of 18. The Terriers sit just above the drop zone and while they've not been great they've had some tough games recently and look capable of at least a draw.
Complete the Top Treble with both to score at Bristol City v Millwall. City's last three have totalled 15 goals while five of Millwall's previous six have brought up this market.
North of the border Championship leaders Dundee United should win at Morton who conceded one of the craziest goals I've seen in their weekend defeat at Dunfermline – basically, the centre-half smashed the ball out of his keeper's hands to leave the Pars' Greg Kiltie with a tap-in. You have to see it to believe it.
Defending like that will cost them against a United side who don't always travel well but have Scotland cap Lawrence Shankland ready to make his comeback from injury. One problem could be the weather – this morning I was looking across the water to Greenock and looked wet and dreich. Won't be much football played if it's the same tonight.
Ayr have fallen 12 points behind United but are clinging on to the final play-off spot. Arbroath are the visitors to Somerset and this should be a tight home win maybe with both scoring.
Interestingly Ayr haven't drawn a single game out of 15 in the league while Arbroath have drawn none on the road. Home or away on the double chance is short at 2-7 with William Hill.
Last night my only bet was West Ham draw no bet and it looked great at half-time – it could have been covered but I wasn't around to advise.
But out of nowhere the Gunners hit back with three goals in eight minutes and having watched the first half that was a real surprise.
Well done to any winners – I'm not sure how things went as I was out on the lash all day.
3pts Top Treble
- Chelsea & over 1.5 goals
- Salzburg v Liverpool over 2.5 goals (5.55pm)
- Ajax v Valencia over 2.5 goals
- (2-1, McBookie)
1.5pts English Treble
Mr Fixit's December Advised Total: -4.6pts
Mr Fixit's December Advised Accas Total: +4.2pts
Decembers going to be a month packed with football, so theirs no better time to grab yourself a bookie bonus.