FIRST of all let's start with Hearts. They were magnificent from start to finish against Celtic and fully deserved to end the invincible run at 69.
My Super Single was crushed by the 4-0 result but I've no excuses – I didn't see it coming against a weakened side and over the past 18 months plenty of people have made money on Celtic.
For non-Celtic fans interested in Scottish football it was a good outcome. We need a strong Hearts (and Hibs) and a title race would be brilliant too. Aberdeen are just two points off the pace although it could be five by the time they visit Parkhead at the weekend as Celtic face Partick on Wednesday and there's bound to be a backlash.
And Rangers would also be two points off the pace if they hadn't lost to St Johnstone. Football is full of would haves, could haves and should haves but consider where Rangers would be if they hadn't dropped points in recent weeks to Saints, Hamilton and Dundee.
While my SS went down my both to score treble was a 15-4 winner. I has two points on and used one point to cover no both to score at RB Leipzig at 7-1 when they trailed 2-0 against 10 men.
And the Top Treble will be a winner if Everton beat Swansea tonight. Juventus and Barcelona -2AH won easily.
There were plenty of winners with results – apart from Celtic's – being generally good for punters. Greg's double on over 2.5 goals at Hearts and Liverpool landed but as he said he didn't expect Hearts to bag them all.
I've already tipped Everton to beat Swansea and I also fancy Wayne Rooney to net after hitting five in four games since Sam Allardyce took charge. He is 19-10 at sporting to score and 11-2 with bet365 to net first – and in fact the latter is worth risking one point on.
Elsewhere Malaga face Real Betis and Porto are at home to Maritimo. The Spanish sides are tough to split but Porto, aiming to return to the top on goal difference, should win well against a side they've beaten to nil in five of the last six in Lisbon.
Porto are a best 3-20 with Marathonbet and 4-7 with McBookie to win without conceding. They have a 23-2 goal difference at home and have netted five in their last two games against Monaco in the Champions League and Vitoria Setubal in the league.
Maritimo are sitting nicely in fifth but this is mainly due to an unbeaten home record. Away from home they're the 11th best side.
In French Ligue it's Lens v a Tours side rooted to the foot with just five points. Lens have recovered from a bad start after changing managers and are 6-10 at William Hill.
Wasn't going to put up a treble but let's go with Lens and both to score at Jong Ajax v Den Bosch. Ajax games have totalled 65 in 17 with Den Bosch's producing 54 so there is every chance of goals. Complete with Porto -1.
There are a few other games so watch out for tips from the usual contributors.
It's the sports desk lunch today and it could be a messy affair so I won't be about much until the evening when I plan to get back in time to watch Everton v Swansea.
1pt Super Single
- Rooney to score first (8pm)
- (11-2, bet365)
2pts Top Treble
- Barcelona -2AH
- Everton (8pm)
- (27-10, Unibet)
2pts Top Treble
December Super Singles Total
- Profit/loss: +2.5pts (13 bets, 7 winners)
December Advised Accas Total
- Profit/loss: -12.6pts (32 bets, 6 winners)
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