This has been a terrible idea but I’m going to try and claw back some of my losses, then wipe the slate clean and start over from scratch for Euro 2016 in a month or so.
The last day, sometimes even weeks, of a season are always tricky. Teams with nothing to play for can either drop off or suddenly turn into world beaters (think Swansea smashing West Ham last weekend) but I can’t resist one last attempt at beating the bookies so here we go.
If the end of the season is a minefield the play-offs are the frontline but regardless I’m taking Barnsley to beat Walsall at Oakwell in the first-leg of their League One play-off clash. The Saddlers were unlucky to miss out on automatic promotion but the Tykes head into the match in great form and at 29/20 they’re worth the risk.
Over in Germany, Werder Bremen face Frankfurt in a huge relegation showdown. Win and Bremen stay up at Frankfurt’s expense, lose or draw and they go down. The visitors have won three on the spin going into this but Bremen have beaten Wolfsburg and demolished Stuttgart 6-2 in their last two home games so I’m going with a home win at evens.
The last selection comes from Serie A as second place chasing Roma head to AC Milan. The Rossoneri can’t finish any higher than sixth and the visitors have been in good form so at 6/5 I’ll be taking Roma.
As a treble this pays out at 10/1, not too shabby but not the big bucks I really need…
The match result and both teams to score treble
Southampton are great going forward but have a leaky defence so at 21/10 they’re going on this big odds triple at home to Crystal Palace, Torino are 17/5 at Empoli and West Ham are 11/4 at Stoke.
This pays out at 48/1, which would be a cracking way to end the campaign.
As always I’ve used oddschecker for the best prices.