Weekend Scottish Football Tips: My Five Best Bets in the Scottish Challenge Cup – 07/09/19

Airdrieonians vs Bohemians Dublin – Airdrieonians ‘Draw no Bet’ @ 2.0

Airdrieonians vs Bohemians will be an interesting matchup as the Irish side are 3rd in their domestic league with only six games to go and a third-place finish would give them access into the Europa League qualifiers. The last thing they will want right now as they chase that top three finish is to travel to Scotland for this match, therefore they will probably rest key players as they did in their Challenge Cup match away at Peterhead last season.

Connah’s Quay vs Cove Rangers – Cove Rangers ‘Double Chance’ @ 1.72

Cove Rangers are flying in the Scottish League Two and they have had an excellent start to the season picking up 13 points from a possible 15 so far. They are one of the few sides who approaching this competition in a relatively serious manner and they look good value as they get set to come up against Welsh side Connah’s Quay.

Connah’s Quay rested players in this competition last year and given the fact that they have had a poor start to their domestic campaign, they will most likely opt to rest players against Cove too.

Dundee United vs Arbroath – Arbroath ‘Double Chance’ @ 1.61

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson has been open and honest about this competition in the past saying that it is an inconvenience and therefore he used these games to play his reserves. Dundee United will be fielding a second string and ultimately weaker side against Arbroath on Saturday who can certainly take advantage of this lack of commitment. Arbroath don’t have a big enough squad to have the luxury of resting players so they will be fielding a relatively strong team in comparison.

Dunfermline vs Alloa – Alloa ‘Double Chance’ @ 1.66

Dunfermline vs Alloa will be a meeting between two sides currently playing in the Scottish Championship. Dunfermline currently sit second bottom after a poor start to the new season and the Pars are yet to pick up their first win of the season. It’s difficult to anticipate how serious Dunfermline will be taking this competition after a poor start in the league.

Alloa are unbeaten in their last three trips to Dunfermline, and last year they knocked this weekend’s opponents out of the Challenge Cup at East End Park.

Kelty Hearts vs Solihull Moors – Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50

Solihull Moors will travel up from the West Midlands all the way to Fife in a 700+ mile round trip to take on Barry Ferguson’s Kelty Hearts. This has all of the hallmarks of a goal-fest as Kelty have scored a ridiculous 22 goals in their last three games with their last outing being a 10-0 thrashing of Gretna. Solihull have also been in the goals this season as seven of their opening eight National League games has seen over 2.5 goals and they are averaging 3.50 goals a game currently, the highest rate in the league.


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