A LOT has said on this site about Dunfermline this week and they’ve possibly earned more attention than even Hearts and Hibs did last season when they were overpriced for meetings with Rangers.
Anyone following my tips since the start of the season will have cashed in on the Pars. They were my antepost pick for League One and my Super Single at 23-20 and evens respectively for the past two Saturdays.
Last week bookies also went 23-20 but eventually most were a shade of odds on and Dunfermline showed how wrong the odds were with a thumping 6-1 win at Brechin in their league opener.
That followed a 4-1 defeat of Arbroath in the Challenge Cup and 5-1 humbling of Cowdenbeath in the League Cup.
Bookies are beginning to wake up to the Pars’ quality but at the start of the week they were 4-5 at bet365 and myself and others quickly advised getting on.
Now the best available price is 4-7 with Coral and if you believe they’ll win it’s still worth taking but it won’t attract many to lump on it as a single. So the question is do you stick with your winnings or take another gamble on the Fife sleeping giants.
It’s been interesting reading comments from players and manager Allan Johnston this week. “Magic”, the ex-Kilmarnock boss, insists his men could have played better at Brechin and that’s encouraging to hear.
He also says his squad is too small and wants at least two more players before the transfer window closes but they don’t have any injury concerns this weekend.
So Pars are likely to feature in my Top Treble and I’ll be keen to look at them -1 at 13-10 with Paddy Power and that’s a possible Super Single.
One thing to note was Beath trailed just 2-1 at East End Park a fortnight ago when they were reduced to 10 men and conceded three more late goals. But they followed that with a home defeat to Stranraer and have lost all three games this season so clearly aren’t in great shape after relegation from the Championship.
I’m happy to go no further than -1 but for anyone interested -2 pays 10-3 at Paddy Power. All three Pars games have been win and btts and that pays 2-1 at McBookie while both to score is 4-5 with the Scots firm and BetVictor.
I’ll add team news to this post tomorrow and scorer prices when they become available.
Dunfermline have made myself and most punters on here a few quid this season.
Keep to level stakes – and fill your boots again on Saturday.
(13-10, Paddy Power)
Dunfermline and btts