After an absolutely hectic week of Champions League football and The Cheltenham Festival I’ve had a look at what I know best, Scottish football. I’ve picked out three bets that I really like the look of across the SPFL this weekend.
I tipped this same selection in Dundee United’s last outing and their match with Partick did not disappoint! Both teams scored last Saturday and I’m fancying both Morton and United to do the same at Cappielow this weekend.
The hosts are a big factor to me choosing this bet, with Morton the second best side in Scotland for both sides scoring in their games, with only Partick above them in that table. David Hopkin’s side have scored in each of their eight last outings and have seen their form strengthen during the same period. A run of only one loss in eight has meant Morton are somewhat hopeful of snatching a play-off place, as opposed to nervously looking over their shoulder in a relegation battle before their stellar run kicked off.
As for the visitors, the league leaders are in a poor run of form and have seen their lead at the top of the table cut to 14 points. Yet, United are the league’s top scorers and should fancy themselves to score at least once against the worst defence in the division on Saturday regardless of their slump.
It’s a clash of the Championship’s two top scoring sides at Cappielow and I’m liking Both Sides to Score at 1.80 this weekend.
East Fife’s home form really drew me towards this Draw No Bet selection.
The Fifers home form of late has been brilliant and I do fancy them to extend their strong run on home turf against Montrose. The hosts have only been beaten once, by league leaders Raith, in their last eight home games, in a run that started in November last year! The Fifers have also won their last four on home soil with an aggregate score line of 10-4 and I wouldn’t be surprised if they make it five wins in a row this weekend.
As for the visitors, they do have a decent away record which is why I sided with East Fife Draw No Bet as opposed to backing them to win outright. The two sides have really similar records this season with only two points and one place in the table splitting them and I’d fancy it to be a tight affair on the pitch this weekend too.
A cagey affair could be settled by East Fife’s imperious home form this weekend, that’s why I’m backing them at Draw No Bet at 1.61.
I couldn’t believe Queens Park were available at this price against the worst side in the whole of the SPFL bar one.
Albion Rovers are only off the bottom of League Two thanks to Brechin’s truly woeful form and would be in serious danger if Brechin could start to string some results together. Rovers find themselves in the midst of a woeful run of form themselves, losing all of their last five games and only scoring three goals in the process. Thanks to Brechin’s wretched form they’ll likely be safe this season but their visitors still have a lot to fight for this season.
Queens Park will still be expecting to climb into the play-offs before the season ends and currently sit just a place outside of them just now. Their own form has been a bit patchy but Albion Rovers shouldn’t pose too much of a threat, even at Cliftonhill. Ray McKinnon’s side will be hoping a win against Albion will be enough to take them into the top four this weekend, leapfrogging Cowdenbeath who have a tricky tie this weekend against runaway league leaders Cove.
Albion Rovers’ woeful form and their lack of need for wins coupled with Queens Park’s promotion push should see the visitors run out winners at Cliftonhill this weekend.