The only show in town yesterday was, of course, at Holm Park where Clydebank knocked League One side Clyde out of the Scottish Cup!
Mr Fixit would've been in his element and you wouldn't have been to wipe the grin off his face tonight. It was a fitting result at a time when our thoughts are beginning to turn to the one-year anniversary of his sad passing in 2020. God bless you Paul.
If that was the good football news story of the day the bad news came via Portugal where the top flight match between Belenenses and Benfica descended in to farce. The home side could only field nine players, which included two goalkeepers, after being forced to fulfil the fixture following a Covid outbreak.
Punters were quick to jump on and Benfica raced to a 7-0 half-time lead before the match was abandoned almost immediately after the break when Belenenses injuries, which reduced them to just six players, meant they couldn't complete the fixture.
Hopefully things are little less dramatic on Sunday when there's plenty of top teams in action.
Livingston and Rangers get things started at noon with Giovanni Van Bronckhorst looking to build on the win against Sparta Prague in midweek.
Livi have put a five match unbeaten run together (W2 D3) but usually struggle against the Gers. They've failed to find in the net in their last NINE clashes with Rangers and scoring still appears to be a problem for David Martindale's side who have scored just four at home this season, the lowest tally in the division.
Rangers haven't been as watertight this season but kept a welcome clean sheet in midweek and a win to nil pays even money at Bet365 today.
Chasing Rangers in the Premiership are Celtic and their 3pm clash with Aberdeen sees Scott Brown return to CelticPark. The Celtic legend is 12/1 to score against his former, but more likely is the even money at McBookie on him to pick up a card on his old stomping ground.
The Hoops impressed in Germany in midweek before succumbing to two late Bayer Leverkusen goals. Celtic corners have been profitable for us this season and a BetBuilder which combines two or more Celtic goals with seven or more Celtic corners pays 5/4 at Bet365.
In the Premier League match of the day is at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Manchester United. The Blues thumped Juventus in midweek and can add to the turmoil surrounding the Red Devils with another win today.
Romelu Lukaku could return for Thomas Tuchel's side while Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw will miss out for United, alongside Rafael Varane and Paul Pogba. That leaves a lot of onus on Cristiano Ronaldo who need to break through the league's meanest defence which has conceded just four in 12 matches.
Chelsea looked nailed on to keep their cushion at the top of the table by claiming all three points at 8/15.
There's little else stands out in the other top flight fixtures. Leicester City's home record (W2 D1 L3) makes them unattractive at 8/13 to beat a Watford side who beat Man Utd 4-0 last week.
Man City (2/7) will likely win comfortably against West Ham – they usually do – but dropped home points against Crystal Palace and Southampton are still at the back on punters' minds.
And know one quite knows what to make of Antonio Conte's side yet. A much-changed, but still strong, side lost to NS Mura on Thursday and it's clear things are not all well in the camp so Burnley could be the value at Turf Moor at 13/5.
- Celtic & Chelsea win 1/1 Bet365
Upcoming Match Previews & Tips
- SlipsTips Tips: Sunday’s Scottish Premiership Double
- Sun 12:00 St Etienne v PSG
- Sun 12:00 Livingston v Rangers
- Sun 14:00 Brentford v Everton
- Sun 14:00 Leicester City v Watford
- Sun 14:00 Manchester City v West Ham United
- Sun 14:00 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
- Sun 15:00 Celtic v Aberdeen
- Sun 16:30 Chelsea v Manchester United
- Sun 16:30 RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen
- Sun 17:00 Roma v Torino
- Sun 19:45 Napoli v Lazio
- Sun 20:00 Real Madrid v Sevilla
Today's Racing Tips
Rizzel and Cairnzyhave picked out their best bets which coincidentally feature the same horse at Fairyhouse.
- Sunday Free Racing Tips: Cape Gentleman holds every chance
- Racing tips: Impervious is an in form mare, and can put it up to the boys
As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!