APR 25: SPFL FIRST SCORER TIPS & CONTEST

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THE only online bookmaker listing first-scorer prices on all SPFL games are McBookie.com. It’s a great service they provide and we’ve teamed up with the Scots firm to look at some of the best bets from the Scottish lower leagues.

Also, leave a first-scorer prediction for any of the weekend SPFL matches at the end of this article to have a chance to win a £10 free bet with McBookie.com. Remember to quote odds. Last week’s winner after a lucky draw was Ian M who picked Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney.

Email your McBookie username to [email protected] to claim your prize.

Here is McBookie’s Damian Walker’s first-scorer tips for this weekend. He writes: Just two games to go and there’s still just a single point separating three teams in the League One title race.

And even better is that two of the three meet in front of the BBC Alba cameras on Saturday night. Even-money title favourites and leaders Stranraer host second-placed Morton who are 9-4 for the championship.

If Saturday’s visitors Morton are to lift the title they will probably do it by losing a record number of games.

So far they have lost 11 of their 34 games, won 20 and drawn just three. To put that into perspective seventh-placed Dunfermline, who are 15 points behind, have lost just one more game.

This is a really tough game to call but if Forfar have beaten Dunfermline in their 3pm kick-off a draw will be about as much use to Stranraer or Morton as a third official seems to be behind the goal in cup semi-finals.

Stranraer’s home advantage and better consistency has me leaning towards a win for them and a first scorer. Jamie Longworth would normally be the man but as we pointed out a while ago Willie Gibson’s goals have been vital of late.

The midfielder was one of the four League One Player of the Year nominations announced this week and has five goals from his last nine matches. McBookie make him 8-1 to score the opening goal of the game and help keep the Blues’ push for the title on course.

Staying in League One and a point is all Brechin need this weekend to ensure their place in the play-offs. City have taken 30 points on their travels in League One compared to 28 at Glebe Park so they should have little to fear with a trip to Stenhousemuir who sit third from bottom.

Brechin striker Andy Jackson has an outstanding strike rate of 38 goals from 97 games since joining on a free from Morton in 2012. So his haul of just three goals from his first 20 games this season was something of a blip but Jackson has turned his form around since early December scoring 10 goals from next 20 matches. McBookie make Jackson 5-1 to make it 11 in 21 with the first goal on Saturday.

Finally, in League Two, the race to be top scorer in the division looks likely to go to the wire with just a single goal separating Arbroath’s Simon Murray, who is on 17 goals, with Annan’s Peter Weatherson one behind on 16.

Both strikers are playing away this weekend (don’t tell their other halves), Murray at champions elect Albion and Weatherson at play-off chasing Elgin.

It is still possible for Annan to make the play-offs and a 2-1 win over fourth-placed East Fife last weekend helped their cause no end. McBookie make them 7-1 shots to finish fourth but they will almost certainly need to beat Elgin on Saturday.

Weatherson, who is in fantastic form with nine goals from his last 12 games, is 5-1 with McBookie to be the game’s first goalscorer.

Can you find a winner?

Recommended Bets

Gibson (Stranraer) 8-1

Jackson (Brechin) 5-1

Weatherson (Annan) 5-1

25 Comments
  1. austin hay 2 years ago

    Andy Jackson Brechin 5/1 @ mcbookie

  2. Liamaldinho 2 years ago

    Jason Cummings 9/2 mcbookie

  3. Donald Priest 2 years ago

    Adam Rooney for Aberdeen
    19/4 with McBookie

  4. Diane MacFarlane 2 years ago

    J Preston (Ayr) @ 15/4

  5. Sandra Stevenson 2 years ago

    J Cummings (Hibs) 9-2

  6. Liz Campbell 2 years ago

    D Lyle (QOS) 11-2

  7. William MacFarlane 2 years ago

    M Moffat (Dunfermline) @ 6/1

  8. Eye on the prize 2 years ago

    Montrose v clyde
    Stephen Oniel 16/1@mcbookie

  9. Duncan Poundcake 2 years ago

    Stefan Johansen @ 13/2 with McBookie

  10. Kevin McKenna 2 years ago

    Harris vuckic 11/2 @ mcbookie

  11. malcolm caithness 2 years ago

    Raith Rovers v Livingston

    Danny Mullen of Livingston @ 9.00 McBookie

  12. Andrew Morrison 2 years ago

    Adam Rooney 19/4@McBookie

  13. tam 2 years ago

    McKay Steven 15/2 mcbookie

  14. Ian Lindsay 2 years ago

    Gary McKay Steven 15/2 @ Mcbookie

  15. Bingo 2 years ago

    Ryan Hardie – 6/1 @ McBookie

  16. Ian Conway 2 years ago

    Gavin Swankie,Forfar,11/2 at MCBOOKIE

  17. owensjay 2 years ago

    declan mcmanus-morton
    5/1@mcbookie

  18. tonytanaka 2 years ago

    Mark McGuigan (Albion Rovers) 9/2 McBookie

  19. Craig Sneddon 2 years ago

    Rory Mcallister – 4/1 @ mcbookie

  20. Lyall 2 years ago

    Scott Allan for Hibs at 16-1 at McBookie.

    Also on him to score anytime at 6-1 with Coral.

  21. Dennis The Menace 2 years ago

    Garry Wood: ( Montrose ) @ 11/2

  22. richardp 2 years ago

    Liam Boyce Ross Co 6/1 @ mcbookie

  23. Ian M 2 years ago

    Kenny Miller (Rangers) @ 6/1 McBookie

  24. theresa higgins 2 years ago

    Scott Brown ( Celtic ) 17/1 @ McBookie

  25. cockerspaniel 2 years ago

    Jason Denayer CELTIC @ 20/1 McBookie

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