IT'S good to be back but not great to be faced with a card that features predominantly cup games from across Europe.
I don't want to be accused of sitting on the fence but it's a tough night to make predictions and I'll be keeping stakes to a minimum.
In the Capital One Cup I'll be doing singles on Leeds and Swindon if opponents Southampton and Aston Villa as reported field weakened teams.
Leeds beat Everton at home in the previous round and are a biggest 8-5at William Hill and Blue Square. I'm even more attracted by Paolo di Canio's Swindon who are 5-2 at Paddy Power at home to Paul Lambert's struggling Villa.
Charlie Mulgrew came as close as anyone to netting for the Hoops at the weekend so the best bet could be the deadball expert to score at 11-2 with Coral if he starts.
The other tie sees Aberdeen entertain St Mirren and the on-form Dons should storm into the last four. Aberdeen have won four of their last five but haven't beaten the Buddies in seven attempts.
Looking at the European games, you have the same problem as the Capital One Cup with many managers fielding weakened sides.
Rennes should be too good for an Arles-Avignon side that's lost four in a row so take them at 4-9 with William Hill.
Pays a biggest £32 to a £10 stake (various)
(5-2, Paddy Power)
Aberdeen 2, St Mirren 1
(8-1, William Hill)
Both teams to score
Leeds v Southampton
Reading v Arsenal
Harrogate v Hyde
Celtic v St Johnstone
Havelse v Bochum
Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)
Pays a biggest £127.30 to a £10 stake at Stan James