THE only online bookie that lists SPFL and cup first-scorer prices for every game are McBookie.
McBookie‘s Damian Walker is back with his first-scorer tips and he’s also challenging punters to pick their own. Every week one person with a correct prediction will be chosen at random to win a £10 bet.
Last week’s winner was Harry Cathcart of Linlithgow who was one of several people to pick Hearts’ Esmael Goncalves.
You can comment with your pick here and give any reasoning but to enter the contest you have to email [email protected] Bonus excluders don’t qualify for the prize.
Quote player’s club and first-scorer price with McBookie – Scottish league games only – for a chance to win.
You can choose this weekend from the Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two. One correct entry will be picked at random to win the prize. Quote player, team, his odds and a reason if you like.
Meanwhile, here is McBookie.com’s Damian Walker with his Saturday selections.
Damian says: “No winners last week and it was especially annoying to tip 29-10 shots Rangers for the first time this season and not collect on a first scorer despite their 3-0 win at Pittodrie.
“We have been with St Mirren for a good while now and they haven’t let us down. They were 1-5 to finish bottom of the Championship towards the end of February and now find themselves out of the bottom two spot and 12-1 to prop up the table.
“It has been some run and since February 25 they have won six in the Championship, losing just once and drawing the other two. I’d be inclined to think they will be strong title contenders next season (provided they stay up of course).
“On Saturday they travel to face Falkirk and taking into account St Mirren’s form I don’t think Falkirk should be odds on for this game. The Bairns have scored just three goals in their last four games and we’re getting almost 3-1 (29-10) about the Buddies and that looks too big.
“Cammy Smith joined St Mirren on loan from Aberdeen at the end of January and hasn’t exactly hit the scoring heights yet in Paisley. His former Aberdeen boss Craig Brown once said about him he plays like Dennis Bergkamp but is built like Joe Harper.
“I think Brown got the latter comment right but not so sure about the former. Anyway, whoever he plays or looks like the 10-1 with McBookie about him scoring the first goal is good value.
“The League One battle to make the play-offs is shaping up into a thriller with just four points separating third-placed Airdrie from Albion Rovers in seventh. They are still unlikely to make the top four but there seem to be a bit of momentum behind the Wee Rovers and they are unbeaten in six having conceded just two goals in nine hours of football.
“I am not sure they should be as a big as 5-2 to win away to Queen’s Park who are 23-20 when the Spiders have been on a run like this: LLDDDDDDW.
“Albion Rovers striker Ryan Wallace has the distinction (if you can call it that) of having collected as many yellow cards this season as he has goals. He has 11 of each but seems to be getting a better balance now having scored five times from his last seven games and picked up just two yellows during that period.
“McBookie make him 7-1 to score the first goal of the game and hopefully he behaves himself as well. It is a similar story in League Two with the play-off battle with just four points separating third-placed Elgin from Montrose in sixth.
“One of those vying for a top-four spot are Stirling Albion who have won seven of their last eight games, the only defeat against title-challengers Forfar. The Binos have goal machine Dylan Bikey back on loan from Hearts after the pacey striker provided Stirling with some great goals earlier in the season.
“I am amazed Stirling are not odds on for their game at home to Cowdenbeath and aside from first-scorer bets 13-10 about them is way too big. Bikey is 9-2 with McBookie for the first goal and that will do nicely.”
“Can you find a winner this weekend!”
Smith (St Mirren) 10-1
Wallace (Albion Rovers) 7-1
Bikey (Stirling) 9-2
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