AFTER Rangers let many of us down on Friday night the Scottish Cup games went mostly to form – although Aberdeen again made heavy weather of beating minnows.
The only shock was Ayr knocking out Premiership Ross County but it wasn't a huge surprise.
Most of the top-flight sides ran up big scores except Aberdeen who needed a late penalty to see off Dumbarton and Celtic who conceded in the dying seconds as they beat Partick Thistle 2-1..
I was cursing St Mirren's display for the most of the match but they eventually covered the -2 handicap against little Broxburn to give me a 7.2pts win on the Top Treble.
Watford's penalty miss against Spurs meant the Super Single was void as will the moneyback fivefold if Nottingham Forest beat Luton at lunchtime.
I had a 35-1 winner for three draws on the VIP Tips and was one goal away from the 158-1 fourfold – while Watford downed a 73-1 moneyback fivefold long shot.
So it was a decent that could have been a great on and well done to all the other winners including SlipsTips with a cracking 25-1 card double.
Sunday sees Liverpool take on a Man United side that's been the only one to take points off them this season. I'm on a home win by one or two as they aim to move even further ahead at the top.
Also in the Premier League we have Burnley v Leicester and I expect a response from the Foxes after last week's defeat at home to Southampton.
I'm obviously on Nottm Forest to beat Luton and I reckon Dundee United will avoid defeat at home to Hibs on the final Scottish Cup fourth-round tie.
On the Continent big games include Barcelona v Granada, Juventus v Parma and Bordeaux v Lyon.
My Euro goals treble starts with btts at Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich. Hertha have netted exactly two in their last three meetings with the champs and also drew 2-2 in Munich in August. Bayern have kept one clean sheet in five so this has every chance – alternatively do over 2.5 match goals at a smaller price.
Add Juventus and over 2.5 match goals at home to Parma. The last three meetings in Turin have produced 16 goals including a 7-0 Juve win and Parma must fear the worst after last weekend's 5-0 defeat at home to Atalanta.
I had a few contenders for the third choice including btts at Bilbao v Celta and Betis v Sociedad but I've gone for Inter and over 1.5 match goals at Lecce. Title contenders Inter should win comfortably against a side that's lost four out of five and while over 2.5 should land I'm taking over 1.5 as Lecce are unlikely to contribute.
Having tipped Liverpool, Forest and Leicester to win on my preview posted on Friday I'm doing an English treble.
I'm around 27pts up on the accas over the past eight days but the Super Singles total is disappointing and I hoped Watford would have helped out yesterday.
I was going to put up Dundee United to win at 2-1 but having seen how easily most of the Premiership beat lower-league rivals yesterday I'm going safer with United draw no bet at home to Hibs.
I'm hoping Lawrence Shankland scores first in a rip-roaring cup tie.
3pts Super Single
- Dundee Utd draw no bet
- (Evens, Betfred)
2pts Goals Treble
- Inter & over 1.5 match goals (2pm)
- Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich btts (2.30pm)
- Juventus & over 2.5 match goals (7.4pm)
- (3-1, Ladbrokes)
2pts Top Treble
- Nottm Forest (12pm)
- Leicester (2pm)
- Liverpool (4.30pm)
- (7-2, Unibet)
*1pt Moneyback Fivefold (pending)
- Nottm Forest win will return stake as free bet
January Super Single Stats: -13pts
January Advised Acca Stats: +7.2pts