NOT even Dick Advocaat saw that one coming – Sweden 8, Luxembourg 0.
The result ended Holland's slim hopes of making the World Cup play-offs and they need to beat Sweden by seven goals on Tuesday to finish second in Group A behind France.
Last week when he was bigging up his side's chances of reaching Russia, Advocaat was asked: “What if Sweden beat Luxembourg 8-0?
His answer: “Impossible. Stupid question.”
I didn't think it likely either after Luxembourg held France 0-0 in Paris and took under 3.5 match goals as my Super Single. How do I feel now – like a real Dick (Advocaat).
My Top Treble was beaten by Notts County crazily drawing with Forest Green and the both to score treble was miles out.
I predicted it would be a tough day which was why there were fewer bets than normal Saturdays but well done to Desmond who landed his both to score double but saw Notts County a goal short on his 2+ double. Greg and Jordan were the wise ones with no bets.
So we move on to the next round of World Cup qualifiers and it's D-Day for Scotland who will make the play-offs if they beat Slovenia away. Bosnia's defeat at home to Belgium means the Scots won't be the worst second-placed team that will unluckily miss out.
I thought the Scots would slip up against Slovakia last week but they played well and eventually netted the goal they needed. Slovenia are basically out as we all accept Slovakia will beat Malta at home but they haven't conceded at home in the qualifiers, including a 0-0 draw against England, so it won't be easy for Gordon Strachan's men.
However, I'm hoping we edge it in what's likely to be another nailbiter and at least give us hope in the play-offs against one of the seeded nations.
I've posted a separate preview featuring Slovenia v Scotland and some of the other qualifiers.
I know England struggled to beat Slovenia but Lithuania are far weaker and don't score many so taking England to win to nil as a Super Single – and that 11-10 has now been cut. If he starts Harry Kane is a likely first scorer at 13-5 with Marathonbet.
I'm not sure Scotland will win so I'm going with them not to lose and taking Northern Ireland to avoid defeat in Norway as they look to book a play-off place. Complete the treble with Germany to win to nil at home to Azerbaijan even with a weakened team.
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2pts Super Single
- England to win to nil (5pm)
- (11-10, McBookie)
2pts Top Treble
- Scotland not to lose (5pm)
- Northern Ireland not to lose (7.45pm)
- Germany to win to nil (7.45pm)
- (11-5, bet365)
Mr Fixit's October Super Singles Total
- Profit: -8pts (4 bets, 0 winners)
Mr Fixit's October Advised Accas Final Total
- Profit: -4.9pts (7 bets, 1 winner)
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