OWEN SCOTT’S chasing Paul Petrie in the tipster challenge so that’s bearing in mind when you consider backing his treble.
McBookie.com man Petrie has won £286.91 to £10 stakes while William Hill’s Owen is on £72.25. Here are Saturday’s tips from the duo.
Owen writes: “I’ll be glad to put this season behind me as it’s not one I’ve done well when picking a treble each week.
“I’m running out of time to get anywhere near Paul in our online challenge. My first selection this week is in the West Region and I’m taking Shettleston at 5-6 to beat Maybole and move a step forward to promotion.
“I’m taking a wee risk with my next pick and it’s Sauchie at 11-4 at home to Bo’ness. Sauchie have been in decent form recently and Bo’ness could be a bit jaded from playing quite a few games recently.
“My final selection is Forfar West End at 11-10 as they visit Glenrothes knowing a win will take them out of the drop zone.”
Forfar West End
Pays £144.38 to a £10 stake at William Hill (shop and phone bets)
Paul writes: “First up in the North Region I am backing Grantown to beat Islavale at 21-20. This is the most competitive league in the juniors with these two and Dufftown in with a chance of winning the title. Grantown have found their form at the right time and I think the will pick up three points and put themselves in pole position.
“Next I am backing Glasgow Perthshire to beat Johnstone Burgh at 6-4. Burgh have been playing plenty games in recent weeks and now they have guaranteed promotion I think they will take their foot off the gas. Perthshire have nothing but pride to play for but at the prices I am willing to take the risk.
“Finally, in the East Region I am taking a punt on East Craigie to beat Thornton Hibs at 7-4. The league has been thrown into chaos with the rumours Downfield might be deducted points so both sides are still in the promotion hunt. Hibs are in better form but home advantage and the promotion incentive leans me towards the Dundee side.”
Pays £140.94 to a £10 stake at McBookie.com