AUG 22: SCOTTISH FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW

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HEARTS who sit top of the Premiership after four wins on the spin and I expect them to rack up No.5 at home to Partick Thistle today.

I’m surprised to see Hearts a best 11-10 at Ladbrokes but to be fair Thistle have kept clean sheets in two of their four matches but have failed to score in three of them.

Hearts have netted at least two a game and are 21-20 at Coral to bag over 1.5 goals. That looks sound bet as does over 2.5 goals which has come up in three of their first four.

Celtic head for Dundee Utd looking to suffer no dramas ahead of their Champions League return with Malmo. I’d be surprised if Ronny Deila didn’t rest several key players and there could be a start for Scott Allan against one of his former sides.

Celtic’s defence is a concern at the moment with six goals conceded in three games and both to score at 10-11 with Betfred could be the shout.

I wouldn’t consider backing Celtic – even though they owned the Tangerines last season – at 4-11 with Paddy Power until I see their starting XI.

Aberdeen should edge out Dundee but again instead of backing them at 8-15 with Ladbrokes the advice is to go with goals and back both to score at 5-6 with McBookie.

Last week I suggested Dunfermline could win 7-1 against Cowdenbeath but did I believe it? Not enough to back it so well done anyone who did so at prices up to 100-1.

The Pars’ correct-score sequence ended when they failed to beat Forfar 8-1 in midweek but a 3-0 success made it five wins out of five.

Today they travel to Peterhead and it should be goal-laden bonanza and a battle of top strikers Rory McAllister and Faissal El Bakhtouai.

McAllister hit a fab five at Falkirk in midweek while the Pars hitmen has netted in every game this season. It’s a tough one to call but I’m on over 3.5 goals at 13-10 with McBookie.

To score McAllister is 13-10 at McBookie while Bakhtouai is shorter at 4-5 with the Scots firm.

Punters can’t get enough of Dunfermline who I tipped on the anteposts and they are 8-13 from 6-5 with McBookie to land the title and 33-1 to finish the league campaign unbeaten.

McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “Dunfermline have cost us more money than any single team this season. Wwe even laid the 7-1 correct score last weekend at 250-1 to complete the sequence after they had won their first three games 4-1, 5-1 and 6-1.”

In League Two Queen’s Park look big at 2-1 with William Hill at struggling Arbroath after getting their show on the road with wins against title favourites Clyde last weekend and Championship side Dumbarton in the Challenge Cup in midweek.

Recommended Bets

Hearts (11-10, Ladbrokes)
Peterhead v Dunfermline over 3.5 goals (13-10, McBookie)
McAllister to score (13-10, McBookie)
Queen’s Park (2-1, William Hill)

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1 Comment
  1. WeirdAl 2 years ago

    Stirling have never kept a clean sheet in over 50 games under there current manager. They have never kept a clean sheet under his management. About to change sometime???

    Stirling to win to nil 5/2

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