AT the start of the season most people looking at the Championship saw two stick-on bets – Rangers to win the title and Hibs to finish second.
The first one is set to land at short odds but Hibs are making a mess of their side of the bargain – while Falkirk are doing their best to rip up thousands of antepost slips.
Falkirk can move nine points clear of the Easter Road men – who don’t play this weekend – today and even with three games more played that’s a significant gap.
The Bairns have been in sublime form and to come back from 2-0 down to beat Rangers 3-2 last Friday was impressive.
Falkirk have won two and drawn one of three meetings this season. The last two on home soil have finished 2-0 and I see a similar sort of scoreline today.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton was shocked none of his players made the Scotland squad – but the upside is today’s match goes ahead and his men can move three points closer to the title.
The Ibrox men have won three meetings with Queens this season although two have been close and all five recent clashes in Glasgow have seen both teams to score.
On its own both to score pays 8-13 at McBookie and Queens should be at least confident of scoring after hitting Dumbarton for six last week.
Kenny Miller has stepped up to the plate since top scorer Martyn Waghorn was injured and he is 5-1 at William Hill to break the deadlock.
Raith look to have nailed fourth spot after a run of four wins in five eased them 10 clear of Morton. The sides meet at Cappielow today and while the Greenock men will still believe I’m on the draw that ends their play-off hopes once and for all.
There’s no way back for Alloa who are cut adrift by 10 points and while St Mirren have nothing but pride to play for I’m on Alex Rae’s men at 11-20 with McBookie.
Dunfermline could wrap up the League One title today but it’s more likely Peterhead will make them wait another week.
The Pars face an improving Brechin and while they should win a best price of 1-4 is too short against a side with four wins on the spin.
What about Dunfermline and both to score in this fixture for the fourth time this season at 7-4 with bet365.
Peterhead are marginally better than 1-4 at home to a Cowdenbeath side who look most likely to finish bottom in a dogfight involving four sides.
Ayr v Stranraer usually produces goals so go with both teams to score at 3-5 with Ladbrokes.
In League Two East Fife have hit the top with three consecutive wins since losing 3-0 at Hampden. They entertain Queen’s Park today and are 5-6 at Betfred to wreak revenge.
Nathan Austin’s one of the top strikers in the division and after his double last week I’m backing him to score again at 10-3 with McBookie.
Five sides have a realistic chance of taking the title and Clyde should remain in contention as they go for five wins on the bounce at home to Arbroath. They are 13-20 with McBookie.
Bets to Consider
Rangers & Btts
Miller (Rangers) to score first
Baird (Falkirk) to score first
Dunfermline & Btts