Football: The Sweeper - The price is right

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The Independent Online
YET ANOTHER treble (paying pounds 35.21 for pounds 2) up last weekend, and it would have been pounds 174.29 for pounds 8 staked on four trebles if Leicester had scored a thoroughly undeserved equaliser against Leeds at Filbert Street. And Fiorentina nicked another poorly cephalopod (six quid) with their frankly unjust riposte at Salernitana. Uefa Cup tips Marseilles and Parma are in with a shout after a 2-1 win and defeat respectively, while Manchester United and Dynamo Kiev look bound for the semi-finals after beating Internazionale 2-0 and drawing 1-1 with Real Madrid. Cup- Winner's Cup selection Lazio also look nailed on for the last four after hammering hapless hosts Panionos 4-0. We're up for the Cup again this weekend and going for a Trixie (three doubles and a treble). Arsenal should outclass Derby in 90 minutes at Highbury, while First Division Barnsley can hold Premiership Tottenham to a draw at Oakwell, while Manchester United and Chelsea, jaded from Europe, may draw at Old Trafford. Fiorentina, boring without Batistuta, may be held to a draw at home by Parma, who only fielded half their first team in defeat at Bordeaux.


(Three pounds 2 doubles and a pounds 2 treble with Stanley): Arsenal to beat Derby (8-15); Barnsley to draw with Tottenham (9-4); Man Utd to draw with Chelsea (2-1).


Fiorentina v Parma

Draw (pounds 2, 2-1, Coral).

ORIGINAL BANK: pounds 100.

CURRENT KITTY: pounds 180.09!

TODAY'S BETS: pounds 10.90 (inc. tax).