THIS weekend I’m trying Scots to score 2+ as well as putting up a both teams to score treble.
The 2+ kicks off with lowly Ross County who have given themselves a Premiership lifeline with back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
They scored three in both games against Partick Thistle and Motherwell – inspired by January signing Raffaele de Vita – and while a home meeting with Dundee is a tougher test they did beat the Dens men 2-1 in Dingwall earlier in the season.
Next back Queen of the South at Dumbarton, a struggling side against whom they have an exemplary head-to-head record. They have won the last four meetings at the Rock to nil and beaten the Sons 3-0 and 4-0 this season. In fact the aggregate score in four clashes between the sides is 13-1 – and we only need Queens to bag a brace.
Complete the treble with high-flying Hibs who have been bang in from in front of goal. They visit Alloa and while they struggles in the plastic at the start of the season this is a new, goal-hungry side who are exciting to watch and may keep Rangers out of the runners-up spot in the Championship.
The both teams to score treble starts with Burnley v Swansea. Burnley drew at Chelsea last week and the Swans stunned Man United so the sides will be in good heart.
I like the way Burnley are playing and they have plenty of goals in the side but are always likely to concede and Swansea will punish them on the counter.
Add Bournemouth v Blackburn. Bournemouth’s promotion push has taken a bit of a nosedive with just two points in four games – but in their last five both have hit the target. Rovers’ play-off hopes are virtually over but they’re still in the FA Cup so players won’t be relaxing just yet.
They have plenty of goals in their side and both have scored in their last five as well and they won the reverse fixture 3-2 at Ewood Park.
Complete the treble with St Johnstone v Kilmarnock. Now Saints’ games aren’t always high scoring but three out of Killie’s last four have been 3-3, 3-2 and 2-2.
Gary Locke is now in charge and that’s 11 goals in two game since he took over from axed Allan Johnston. Saints won at Dundee Utd last weekend and I expect them to pick up another three points but the way Killie are playing they’ll at least net.
To score 2+ goals
Queen of the South
Both teams to score
Burnley v Swansea
Bournemouth v Blackburn
St Johnstone v Kilmarnock