I WAS hoping to land two Super Singles on Monday but the second has now been voided.
Man United to win to nil came up although Stoke did have chances and my next was both to score at Estoril v Porto.
The easy part came in when Estoril scored early but at half-time the game was abandoned after fears the stand holding away fans could collapse.
Luckily no one was injured and fans were evacuated on to the pitch. Bookies will avoid all outstanding bets with no new date for the game yet to be agreed and today having been ruled out.
Pity I hadn't taken Estoril to score at a slightly smaller price – anyone who had that will have been paid out.
On Tuesday there are more matches to look at with five FA Cup replays and having checked team news it's the usual situation with the favourites resting players.
Jamie Vardy missed Leicester's trip to his former team Fleetwood but is fit for the replay. However, he starts on the bench so my Super Single will not be placed as I said. Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho all start so you'd think the Foxes will have enough firepower to see off their League One rivals but who will score first if it's to be one of that trio?
I saw someone asking if we'd call him a “mug” for backing the five favourites to qualify tonight. Those teams are Leicester, West Ham, Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading and the fivefold pays 10-1 at Marathonbet. It's interesting to note all five original ties finished 0-0 so goals could be at a premium.
Personally I wouldn't take the bet on as there is likely to be at least one surprise. With home advantage Leicester and West Ham, even without the likes of Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, should be too strong but I doubt if Cardiff will field their strongest side so that's the dodgiest one.
I'd put Leicester and West Ham in a double or an accumulator but only after seeing starting line-ups.
There are three Ligue 1 games including a Monaco v Nice derby that could be good for goals although the h2h says otherwise. Marseille look nailed on to beat Strasbourg but are just 1-3 and I'm sure Greg will look at a full Ligue 2 card.
For now my only other bet is a btts double on Bruges v Charleroi in the Belgian Cup and Oostende v Genk in the Belgian league. Leaders Bruges and second-placed Charleroi net plenty and form and stats suggest a high scorer. Seven out of 10 meetings between Oostende and Genk have gone over 2.5 goals with most seeing btts.
Well done to any winners on Monday and good luck tonight.
2pts Super Single
- *Vardy to score first (7.45pm)
- (12-5, bet365)
- *Only bet if he starts (on the bench so no bet)
2pts Both to Score Double
- Oostende v Genk btts (7.30pm)
- Bruges v Charleroi btts (7.45pm)
- (11-5, sportingbet)
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January Super Singles Total
- Profit/loss: +8.6pts (8 bets, 5 winners)
January Advised Accas Total
- Profit/loss: -0.5pts (18 bets, 5 winners)
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