Jan 23: SPFL First Scorer Tips & Contest


THE only online bookie that lists SPFL first-scorer prices for every game are McBookie. It’s a fantastic service but of course there is a limited card this weekend.

McBookie‘s Damian Walker gives his first-scorer tips every weekend and challenges punters to pick their own.

With a lot of call-offs there was only one winner last week so well done to duncanpoundcake who picked Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths at 13-5. Email [email protected] with your McBookie username to claim your prize.

Leave your tip as a comment and quote player’s club and first-scorer price with McBookie – Scottish games only – for a chance to win £10 this weekend. Here is Damian with this week’s selections.

He says:

What a pity all of last weekend’s selections were void as the games were off because they were three certain first goalscorers!

I was against Raith Rovers last weekend and I’ll be taking them on again this Saturday for their home game with Dumbarton.

The Sons have shown improved form of late with four wins and a draw from their last seven games plus a respectable 1-0 defeat at Falkirk. They have also strengthened their squad with the addition of Tom Walsh from Rangers.

Raith, on the other hand, have lost the services Jon Daly and Craig Wighton and suffered their third successive defeat with a 1-0 home loss to bottom club Alloa two weeks ago.

So how come they are 4-7 to beat Dumbarton? That price is way too short and with the away 19-4 there is some value to be had with a first scorer for them.

Dumbarton’s Garry Fleming helped the Sons reach the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with his double against Queen of the South and the striker has scored in the club’s last three wins. With Fleming in good form and Raith worth taking on the 9-1 about him scoring the first goal with McBookie seems fair.

In League One Peterhead are fast catching up title favs Dunfermline as the division’s highest scorers. The Blue Toon have scored 15 goals in their last four matches and have 48 league goals this season, four behind the Pars.

The two sides meet at Balmoor this weekend and surprisingly Peterhead were initially chalked up as favourites. Common sense has prevailed and the market has moved to make the Pars 5-4 jollies.

Peterhead have won their last four but prior to Dunfermline’s Scottish Cup games with Ross County they had won six on the bounce including two against Ayr.

Pars striker Faisal El Bakhtaoui has 19 goals already this season and can make it 20 with the first goal of the game against Peterhead. He is a 5-1 chance with McBookie.

Dropping down to League Two and Elgin might be top of the division but there is no way they should be as short as 4-9 to beat Berwick at home.

The two sides were separated by a goal when the Black and Whites beat Berwick 3-2 at Shielfield Park in December and the Wee Gers have won two of their next four matches since then.

I’ve mentioned before here how there is no standout side in League Two and Berwick’s quote of 11-2 suggests these two sides are worlds apart. They aren’t.

Berwick striker Darren Lavery has a tremendous scoring record at the club with 48 goals from 105 appearances. And Lavery has scored a goal in three of his last four games including the winner at Queen’s Park on Boxing Day.

McBookie make Lavery 7-1 to open the scoring against Elgin this weekend.

Can you find a winner this weekend?

Recommended Bets

Fleming (Dumbarton) 9-1

El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline) 5-1

Lavery (Berwick) 7-1

Damian Walker

  1. Profile photo of barrygadgey
    barrygadgey 9 months ago

    Jason Cummings hibs 7/2 mcbookie

  2. Profile photo of cockerspaniel
    cockerspaniel 9 months ago

    Scott McDonald. ( Motherwell ) 6/1 @ McBookie

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    theresa higgins 9 months ago

    John Carter. Queens Park. pays 6/1 @ McBookie

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    Johnb 9 months ago

    Not in contest, just for fun

    Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) 5/1 McBookie

    All eyes on Stokes

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    conners 9 months ago

    J.BAIRD,Falkirk, 4/1 at MCBOOKIE

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    duck57 9 months ago

    Derek Lyle for QOS
    7/2 with McBookie

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    boabee8867 9 months ago

    Nathan Austin for East Fife ..19/5 at McBookie

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    bigtama 9 months ago

    I can’t see past Cummings [email protected]/2 Mcbookie

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    25oz63 9 months ago

    El Bakhtaoui – Dunfermline 5/1 @ mcbookie

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    morrison67 9 months ago

    Rooney 19/5 @McBookie

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    duncanpoundcake 9 months ago

    ITMA ,Leigh Griffiths for Celtic @ 5/2 with McBookie.

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    mal c 9 months ago

    Stirling Albion v Queens Park

    John Carter @ 7/1 McBookie

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    ianlinds03 9 months ago

    Osman Sow 7/4 @ Mcbookie

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    dennisthemenace 9 months ago

    Bobby Linn: ( Arbroath ) @ 4/1

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    djeniks70 9 months ago

    LIVINGSTON V FALKIRK – Daniel Mullen ( LIVINGSTON ) – FGS at odds 9/1 with @ Mcbookie

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    thehonestman 9 months ago

    Mark Stewart , Raith Rovers , @ 5/1 with McBookie.

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    steveyot 9 months ago

    Iain Flanigan Alloa 25/1

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    hulkie 9 months ago

    J Keatings (Hibs) @ 5/1

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    lizziekins 9 months ago

    J Craigen (Raith) to score first, 10-1

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    metmaddie 9 months ago

    D Lyle (QOS) @ 15/4

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    sandys12 9 months ago

    C Gunn (Elgin), price 3-1

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    budgies bravehearts 9 months ago

    McKay (Dundee United)
    11/2 with McBookie

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    Alves 9 months ago

    Lee Wallace 16/1

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