ALL eyes will be on St Mary's as the FA Cup fourth-round line-up is completed on Thursday night.
Southampton v Derby is tough to call and again seeing line-ups will be vital. Check out Scott's preview and look at nathan's tips with the Rams fans saying Derby need to be knocked out and concentrate on the Championship.
Last night's cup games produced one shock with Shrewsbury winning at Stoke and two if you include Newcastle, who made eight changes, edging past Blackburn in extra time.
Rafa Benitez interestingly had made comments similar to nathan yet the players he put on the pitch went out to win the game and Rovers were favourites courtesy of Newcastle's well-known contempt for an FA Cup run. The other tie saw Sheffield Wednesday win at Luton who by all accounts were unlucky not to force extra time.
Apart from the Southampton game we have Juventus v AC Milan competing for the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah and three Spanish Cup games – Atletico Madrid (1) v (1) Girona, Sevilla (3) v Athletic Bilbao (1) and Leganes (0) v Real Madrid (3).
These are second legs and you have to fancy Atletico who are unbeaten at home with seven clean sheets out of 10 and Sevilla whose opponents rested players for the first leg and are likely to do so again. Real won't be busting a gut after winning 3-0 at home. Team news is vital for these and all cup ties.
There are five French Ligue 1 games including Monaco v Nice and St Etienne v Marseille and I'm focusing on those for my Top Treble.
Nice can win against a Monaco team totally out of sorts but boosted by the arrival of Cesc Fabregas. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Marseille who now head for St Etienne. Again I like St Etienne who are on form and up to fourth. Take Nice +1, St Etienne +1 and Rennes +1 at Guingamp.
Rennes again are a form side and should win but they tackle a side who must be boosted by their cup win at PSG although they followed up with a 1-0 home defeat to St Etienne.
For the Super Single I planned a double on Juventus and Atletico Madrid but I was holding off to see if Cristiano Ronaldo starts and he does in a strong line-up.
Juve remain unbeaten in the league and are 20 points clear of Milan so there is a gulf in class.
My fourfold last night was a bit ambitious but well done to all the winners including Andrze, shortee and kevinmac who tipped a draw at Blackburn in his preview.
Remember to look at welovebetting for their tips and video chat.
3pts Super Single
- Juventus (5,30pm)
- Atletico Madrid (6.30pm)
- (6-5, Marathonbet)
3pts Top Treble
- Nice +1 (6pm)
- Rennes +1 (6pm)
- St Etienne +1 (8pm)
- (27-10, Ladbrokes)
Mr Fixit's January Super Singles Total: -22pts
Mr Fixit's January Accas Total: -17pts