THERE were no winners last week so as we count down to the end of the season Paul Petrie retains his convincing lead in the bookies’ challenge.
The McBookie.com has won £286.91 to £10 stakes while William Hill’s Owen is on £72.25. Here are Saturday’s tips from the duo.
Owen writes: “Two weeks in a row my treble has been let down by Linlithgow Rose as they lost and then drew in the two legs against Musselburgh in the Scottish Junior Cup semi-final.
“Usually that’s enough for me to leave a team alone for a few weeks but this week I’m hoping it’s third time lucky as I kick off my treble with Linlithgow at 8-13 as they play host to Newtongrange in a crucial league match where both teams need maximum points if they have to have any chance of catching Kelty.
“Tayport (1-2) are my next selection as they look to extend their lead at the top of the division when they play host to Broughty. Tayport have been in great form lately and only three points will do for them this week.
“To complete my treble I’m heading down the Ayrshire coast and and two sides looking for promotion to the Premier Division lock horns but I’m taking the travelling side and I’m on Glencairn at 7-5 to pick up all three points in their visit to Maybole.”
Pays £58.15 to a £10 stake at William Hill (shop and phone bets)
Paul writes: “First up I am backing Bellshill to beat St Anthony’s at 8-13. It looks a straight fight between them and Blantyre for the title and I think they will keep the pressure on at the top.
“Next I am going for Culter to beat Deveronside at 4-9. Hermes will win the league this weekend so it has been a disappointing season for last year’s champions but they will still want to finish as high as possible.
“Finally, I am taking a punt on Shotts at 6-4 to beat Arthurlie in the cup. They managed to beat them 2-0 in the league last weekend so it is obvious there is nothing between the teams and hopefully we have the value.”
Pays £58.33 to a £10 stake at McBookie.com