Weblog: The football punter
A chance to play up winnings after International break
OK, so it wasn't the drab 0-0 draw I predicted between the Scots and Macedonia last night because the away side lit up Hampden Park with some of their football in the first half, but a stalemate it ended nonetheless.
Scotland sit fourth and not first, Mr Levein.
It was a successful night of bookie-bashing. The Germans dealt the Austrians a 2-1 drubbing, a useless Slovenia side succumbed to defeat again after John-Arne Riise's 95th minute penalty and the French waited until the 80th minute to confirm the points at home to Belarus.
Portugal were even complacent enough to wait until the second half to score three goals. I noticed Ronaldo picked up a booking in injury time, presumably because he was upset he didn't score.
Only Croatia let me down by throwing away a lead against 2014 World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium. If England's record is anything to go by, this is as far as 'Golden Generations' progress in tournaments, right?
And so I'll be rolling over my winnings to Thursday night's League One clash between The Os and The Bees.
Last time out Orient stunned Swindon into their first home league defeat in over 12 months. Any team who goes to the home of Paolo Di Canio and is brave enough to stand up to the fiery Italian by taking the spoils could be worthy of a cheeky flutter.
So I'll stick my neck on the line and go with another narrow Orient victory.
And if it doesn't come in? Easy. I'll pick out a culprit in the Orient line-up and place the blame firmly on his shoulders - Di Canio-style.