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 picked at random from all those who predicted correct first scorers was Billy Ball of Clarkston who took Scott Sinclair at 4-1.
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: “Regular readers of this column will know I almost never tip in the Premiership because there are usually tastier prices in the lower reaches of the SPFL.
“But this week is different and my first two selections both come from Scotland’s top division. Rangers have been a team I have been against all season but again I will be doing something different and actually siding with the Ibrox men.
“On Sunday the Gers travel to face an in-form Aberdeen side who have won 10 of their last 11 games including the last five to nil. Even so I am still not sure the Dons should be as short as 21-20 – having been 13-10 – for this game with Rangers chalked up at 29-10.
“And I don’t see any point trying to be too clever with a Rangers first scorer so I’ll side with Martyn Waghorn who is 6-1 with McBookie.
“The second selection comes from a Dundee side who have lost their last five matches in a row and no I haven’t lost my marbles.
“And that is because they travel to face Hearts, who have lost six of their last seven, including a 5-0 thrashing against Celtic last weekend. Hearts should be clear favourites but I can’t make out how they are as short as 11-20 on current form. As a result Dundee can be taken at 21-4 which is miles too big.
“These are the sort of games where even though you think one side is more likely to win than the other you have to go with the value selection.
“Dundee anytime goalscorers, let alone first goalscorers, are pretty hard to find, but I’ll side with Marcus Haber for the first goal on Saturday.
“Haber joined in October from Crewe and while he hasn’t set the world alight at Dens Park he has six Premiership goals from 20 games. McBookie make him 19-2 to score the first goal of the game.
“The final first scorer will be for Annan Athletic who travel to face a Clyde side that have under-performed all season long.
“Clyde’s form figures read LLLDLLWLLL and I am not sure how they can be 11-8 favourites for the visit of Annan who have won seven of their last nine.
“Annan’s David McKenna has 11 goals from 23 League Two appearances and ended a barren spell a couple of weeks ago with the winner over Elgin. McKenna can be backed at 11-2 with McBookie to be the game’s first goal.
“Can you find a winner this weekend!”
Waghorn (Rangers) 6-1
Haber (Dundee) 19-2
McKenna (Annan) 11-2
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