Apr 16: Junior Football Betting Tips

EVERY Saturday William Hill‘s Owen Scott and McBookie‘s Paul Petrie do battle in the junior football challenge and their back after a festive break.
The dynamic duo will be putting up trebles every weekend and Owen leads the way with winnings of £206.48 to Paul’s £95.54. Last week neither picked a winner.
For those who don’t know anything about junior football the level of the top clubs is equivalent or in some cases better than Scottish League 2 outfits and we can gauge that easier now with the champions of the three regions – North, East and West – qualifying to play in the William Hill Scottish Cup along with the Junior Cup winners.
The term “junior” has nothing to do with players’ ages and it often confuses people outside Scotland. Some of the top clubs such as Auchinleck, Hurlford, Pollok, Bo’ness and Linlithgow pay bigger wages than most League 1 and League 2 teams and therefore attract players who could be plying their trade at a higher level.
McBookie list all games online and take bets on every junior match while William Hill only take bets in shops. Here is this weekend’s tips from Paul and Owen.

Owen writes: With calls for summer football being heard all winter we are now into the middle of April and still seeing matches being called off. In theory it sounds great but Scotland doesn’t have a dedicated summer or a winter – we can get rain any time and all of the time.

Anyway that’s enough of my weather views – this weekend hopefully most games will be one and I start in the West Premier and once again I’m opposing Irvine Meadow. The West Super League strugglers had an excellent result last week but their visitors are Troon and I believe the 10-11 shots will be too strong for Meadow.

Next I’m staying West and taking Bellshill at 4-7 at home to Maybole. Both sides are fighting to stay in the First Division but I reckon the hosts will get all three points here.

To complete the treble I’m on Kilwinning at 7-5 at home to Beith in the second leg of their Junior Cup semi-final.  They lost 3-0 last week so I reckon they’ll be going all out to try and overcome that deficit this week.

Owen’s Treble




Pays £72 to a £10 stake at William Hill

Paul writes: First up I am backing Hurlford to beat Pollok in the first leg of the Scottish Junior Cup semi-final at 21-20. There is nothing spectacular about this Hurlford side but they are extremely professional and these are the sort of games where they always seem to get the job done. I think they will give themselves a lead to defend in the second leg.

Next I am on Glenrothes at 8-5 to beat Kirriemuir in the East Region. This really is a must-win game if they are going to keep their title hopes alive. As mentioned before I am never convinced home advantage means much at this level so happy to take the bigger price on the away team.

Finally, I am going for Stonehaven to beat Banks O’ Dee in the North Region at 11-5. This looks like being a title decider with the teams 6-5 and 11-8 respectively to win the league. Stonehaven have played five games left and it is always difficult to play catch-up but there is nothing between the sides and once again the value lies with the away side.

Paul’s Treble




Pays £170.56 for a £10 stake at McBookie


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