IT’S William Hill Scottish Cup weekend with big ties such as Dundee v Celtic and small ones like Spartans v Berwick.
Let’s hope for some smashing matches and who knows what we’ll get when Rangers blood their three fit on-loan Newcastle players against Raith Rovers.
As usual William Hill’s Owen Scotts has dug up some interesting stats for the eight matches – and remember these are not tips.
Dundee v Celtic
Celtic have now kept a clean sheet in
their last six matches.
CELTIC TO WIN TO NIL 7-4
Falkirk v Brechin
Three of Falkirk’s last four matches
have produced at least five goals.
FIVE OR MORE GOALS IN MATCH 11-4
Hibs v Arbroath
Paul McManus has scored in every
Scottish Cup tie for Arbroath this
season, scoring seven goals in
McMANUS TO SCORE ANYTIME 3-1
Partick Th v Inverness
Both matches between these sides this
season have produced four goals.
Partick won both these ties
PARTICK TO WIN AND FOUR OR MORE GOALS 11-2
QoS v St Johnstone
Michael O’Halloran scored in the fifth
round last year when the Saints beat
Forfar on their way to cup glory
O’HALLORAN TO SCORE AND SAINTS WIN (price to follow)
Spartans v Berwick
Spartans have already beaten two league
sides this season. Berwick have failed
to win their last two cup matches against
non-league sides away from home.
SPARTANS TO QUALIFY 13-8
Stranraer v Dundee Utd (Sunday)
Dundee Utd have conceded a goal in
each of their last eight matches. They
only lost one of those games.
BOTH TO SCORE AND DUNDEE UTD WIN 13-8
Rangers v Raith (Sunday)
Both Rangers wins against Raith this
season have been high scoring with
11 goals scored over the two matches.
RANGERS TO WIN AND 4 OR MORE MATCH GOALS 13-8
Aberdeen v Ross County
David Goodwillie has scored in the last
two home matches for the Dons. He
also scored in September’s home win
over Ross County.
GOODWILLIE TO SCORE AND DONS WIN 5-4
Hamilton v Kilmarnock
Matches between these sides seem to
be low scoring with only four goals
scored in the last four meetings.
UNDER 1.5 GOALS IN MATCH 12-5
Livingston v Hearts
The Jambos have beaten Livingston twice
this season and are yet to concede
HEARTS TO WIN TO NIL 7-4
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