I HANDED punters four wins on Saturday and hopefully that's a sign of some good things to come.
Bookies have had it too good this season but as the leagues settle into some sort of shape maybe results will be kinder to punters.
For the second week in a row my five to follow returned four winners, this time at odds of 10-1.
There were wins for Bolton, Southampton, Hearts and Morton but disappointingly the shortest price pick – as it did last week – let me down with Livingston crashing at Elgin in the Scottish Cup.
I also picked five out of six homes and my top treble of Derby, Southampton and Hearts paid 4-1. Followers of the Bonkers Bet also collected at 15-2 thanks to Hearts 2, Hamilton 0.
So now attentions turn to Monday night's EPL clash between Sunderland and Everton but it's a difficult one to read. Sunderland will be hoping to build on their magnificent 3-0 win at Chelsea last Sunday but quite often sides suffer a reaction to a result like that.
Everton have won four of their last five at the Stadium of Light and have lost just one of their last eight matches. However, on closer inspection you see they've won only once in five and have netted just five goals all season in the EPL.
Scoring has been a problem for Everton the while campaign and that might just relax Sunderland a bit as they try to maintain their unbeaten home record.
Sunderland have been strong at the The Stadium of Light and poor away until Stamford Bridge and I'm banking on Steve Bruce's men to gain confidence from routing the champions and really taking the game to their opponents.
So it's Sunderland for me at a biggest 17-10 with William Hill and I'm looking at Bruce's boys to win 2-1 (9-1 bodog).
For first scorer I like Asamoah Gyan who has hit four goals in his last three outings. He's been the main reason behind a great recovery following that 5-1 defeat at Newcastle and he's 6-1 with Stan James to net first. His striker partner Darren Bent is 5-1 with the same firm while Everton's Tim Cahill and Yakubu are 7s with William Hill.
- Sunderland (17-10, William Hill)