IT was a day of no bets for me on Bank Holiday Monday – and not really a holiday either as papers are produced every day bar one.
Luckily we have plenty of contributors to the site who spotted a bonanza, led by Greg and HullShaker, and well done to all the winners on the Scottish Reserves and English National League.
The only bet I fancied was Inter but they were too short and I decided to leave Romelu Lukaku bets alone for now. Those who did Inter to win and Lukaku to score called it correctly and it was an extremely one-sided game with promoted Lecce looking out of their depth.
Tuesday's much busier with three Champions League qualifiers, tricky EFL Cup ties and the dreaded EFL Trophy as well as foreign games such as winless Montpellier against a Lyon side that's started with two big wins in Ligue 1.
Team news is vital for the EFL Cup games as most sides will be weakened, with many making 10 or 11 changes, and for me the EFL Trophy is a no-no.
In the Champions League Krasnodar kick off 4-0 down to Olympiacos so that's all over. There should be plenty of goals as Red Star entertain Young Boys after a 2-2 draw while Rosenborg need a minor miracle as they trail Dinamo Zagreb 2-0.
For my main bet I'm avoiding the English games and going with Lyon and both to score at Red Star. Lyon tempt at over evens away to a side who have started slowly but an alternative could be both to score with seven out of eight meetings at Montpellier bringing up this bet.
Lyon have lost just one of the last seven there and having started with 6-0 and 3-0 wins and with strikers Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele on fire I think they'll get the job done at a fair price.
Four of Red Star's last five matches have been score draws so btts looks a decent shout as they and attack-minded Young Boys have a Champions League shoot-out in Belgrade.
Normally when I look at goals bets I study stats but not much point in the EFL Cup when we don't know the strength of line-ups. I could have left the double as my only bet but I have profit to play with so happy to risk 1pt on an over 2.5 goals treble and it's not quite picked at random but definitely a risky one.
I'm refusing to do WDW bets on the Cup and for anyone who fancies them I'd suggesting waiting until team line-ups start rolling in. Those who stand out if they play some regulars include Leeds at home to Stoke, West Ham at Newport, Aston Villa at Crewe, Norwich at Crawley and Palace at home to Colchester.
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3pts Daily Double
- Lyon (6pm)
- Red Star v Young Boys btts (8pm)
- (23-10, 888sport)
1pt Over 2.5 Goals Treble
- Crawley v Norwich
- Crewe v Aston Villa
- Southend v MK Dons
- (19-5, Marathonbet)
Mr Fixit's August Super Singles Total: +2pts
Mr Fixit's August Accas Total: +50.9pts