JUNIOR football tipsters Owen Scott and Paul Petrie were both let down by the Shettleston v Newtongrange Scottish Cup clash last weekend.
Owen went for Newtongrange and Paul fancied a draw but guess what … that’s right underdogs Shettleston won 2-0 to set up a last-eight clash with Ayrshire giants Auchinleck Talbot.
William Hill’s Owen has banked just £15.27 this season while McBookie’s Paul is on £153.20 to £10 stakes. Here’s what the duo are on this weekend.
Owen writes: “My record is not even funny any more as that elusive treble just seems determined never to land. This week my treble is paying a wee bit less than normal but a winner is a winner so hopefully this can get me off the mark.
“I’m starting withHurlford at 4-9 at home to Beith. Hurlford will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat in the West of Scotland Cup in this league match. Hurlford are still in the title race and Beith look comfortable in mid-table so I expect the Scottish champions to get the victory.
“Sauchie 8-13 are a team who haven’t been in good form lately but after last week’s draw with Musselburgh they will be looking to kick on a bit as they play host to an Armadale side who are fighting to stay up.
“Finally I’m heading north and taking Banks o’Dee at 10-11 to keep the pressure on Hermes at the top by getting a victory away to Maud.”
Pays £44.55 to a £10 stake at William Hill (shop and phone bets)
Paul writes: Downfield are long odds on for the title and have been really impressive in recent weeks. Blair are their nearest rivals but I think they will prove too strong at 4-6.
Next I am going for Dalkeith to beat Montrose at 5-4. Just one point separates them in the league but Dalkeith’s home form is really good and that could be enough to get them the points.
Finally, I am going for Penicuik to beat Arthurlie in the Scottish Cup at odds of 3-4. Normally I would side with the West Region side but the fact Arthurlie struggled to get past Rob Roy in the last round means I will go with the home side.
Pays £65.63 to a £10 stake at McBookie.com