WE have a busy couple of days coming up and it would have been nice to put some in the betting bank on Monday.
Originally I was going to do a double on over 2.5 goals in the Atalanta and Monaco games but I added West Brom draw no bet because I didn't trust any of the other games to go over.
But Stoke, as I feared, raised their game for a visit to the leaders who never turned up. Although I got goals at Atalanta, and that was challenge bet No.3, a win for SPAL was a huge surprise.
I wish I'd waited for Greg's Lommel reserves tip – the Belgians landed him some winners after a seven-goal first half and are definitely his new favourite team for goals.
On Tuesday there are six Premier League games and I've posted a preview. It's a tough set of fixtures with no absolute standout winner in there from any game although I'd favour Chelsea at home to an Arsenal side who have skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang banned.
Other matches include Sheffield Utd v Man City, Aston Villa v Watford and Bournemouth v Brighton so it's more about the battle to beat the drop.
There are eight lower-league games and non-league matches as well as cup ties on the Continent.
For a Top Treble I'm sticking with the one I have in today's Record – and while odds are shorter than usual it highlights how tough a Premier League card it is.
Crystal Palace v Southampton should produce goals and to that I'm adding Peterborough v Wycombe in League One. The last meeting was 3-3 and four out of five have gone over 2.5 goals.
My last pick was toss-up between Napoli v Lazio in the Italian Cup and Lille v Lyon in the French League Cup semis and I've gone with the latter.
Three out of four meetings have gone this way as have five of Lyon's last six – the other was a 7-0 cup win.
I wasn't going to do a Super Single but running out of time if I want to wipe out losses so taking a chance on Lazio. They are on a run of 13 wins, including two against Juventus, and face a Napoli side struggling under Rino Gattuso with four defeats in five. Lazio are 2-1 at bet365.
2pts Top Treble
- Watford not to lose (7.30pm)
- Brighton not to lose (7.30pm)
- Chelsea draw no bet (8.15pm)
- (19-10, Marathonbet)
1pt Both to Score Treble
- Crystal Palace v Southampton (7.30pm)
- Peterborough v Wycombe
- Lille v Lyon btts (8.10pm)
- (51-10, Betfred)
2pts Super Single
- (2-1, bet365)
January Super Single Stats: -13pts
January Advised Acca Stats: +0.2pts