Owen writes: With rainstorms on Friday the weather could again be a problem this weekend. There is a mixture of cup ties and league matches in the West Region and I’m starting my treble with a league encounter.
Blantyre at 5-4 at home to Greenock is my first pick. Vics are three points behind Greenock but have played four games fewer and I expect them to close this gap this week.
Match of the day in the East is the Linlithgow v Kelty match where a home win could see Linlithgow back in the title race and a defeat would more than likely see it as all over for them. I reckon they will get the points so I’m taking Rose at 13-8 to stay alive.
To complete the treble I’m staying in the East and taking Hill of Beath at evens at home to Musselburgh. Burgh’s early-season form seems to have left them and I’m on a home win for this to continue.
Hill of Beath
Pays £118.13 to a £10 stake at William Hill
Paul writes: First up I am backing a draw in the Linlithgow v Kelty game at 3-1. This is a must-win game for both sides if they are going to lift the title but I just feel that they will let the opportunity slip. Both teams have been lacking consistency this season and this has all the makings for a cagey affair.
Next I am going for Hurlford to beat Troon at 4-6. Troon have been excellent this season and have had some brilliant performances. However, Hurlford know how to raise their game on the big occasions and can get right back in the title race with three points.
Finally, I am picking a cup game and going for Forfar West End to beat Falkirk at 7-10. West End ended 2015 in good form and have continued that during 2016. The only downside is their better performances have come away from home so that could be a slight worry. Having said that Falkirk aren’t great on their travels so this could be a perfect game for Forfar to progress to the next round
Linlithgow v Kelty draw
Forfar West End
Pays £113.33 for a £10 stake at McBookie
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