THE only online bookie that lists SPFL and cup first-scorer prices for every game are McBookie.
McBookie‘s Damian Walker is back with his first-scorer tips and he’s also challenging punters to pick their own. Every week one person with a correct prediction will be chosen at random to win a £10 bet. Last week’s winner was Malcolm Caithness with Partick Thistle’s Kris Doolan at 7-1.
You can comment with your pick here and give any reasoning but to enter the contest you have to email [email protected] Bonus excluders don’t qualify for the prize.
Quote player’s club and first-scorer price with McBookie – Scottish league games only – for a chance to win.
You can choose this weekend from Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two. One correct entry will be picked at random to win the prize. Quote player, team, his odds and a reason if you like.
Meanwhile, here is McBookie.com’s Damian Walker with his Saturday selections.
Damian says: “So we are down to the final match of the season in the Championship, League One and League Two before we hit the play-offs and there is still so much at stake.
“None more so in the basement where the title is still up for grabs, plus any of the bottom three could be automatically relegated and the final play-off spot is still to be decided.
“With every game in League Two this weekend having something on it I think this is a good place to start for my opening selection.
“At the beginning of March Berwick Rangers probably set their sights on a push for the play-offs but just one win from their last nine games has seen them sucked into the relegation dogfight.
“And should bottom-placed Cowdenbeath beat Elgin then the Wee Gerswill face a relegation play-off.
“Bookies have not really priced this match on form but on the necessity for Berwick to get a result because on form they shouldn’t be odds on to beat Edinburgh City.
“The Citizens themselves were short-priced favourites for the drop but as I pointed out at the start of the season were a bit of value to avoid relegation.
“In fact they have won their last three matches without conceding and have beaten both Arbroath and Forfar in the past couple of months in a run that has seen them win six of their last 10 games.
“So when comparing the form of the two sides there is just no way Berwick should be 17-20 and Edinburgh City 29-10.
“A big help in the Citizens’ league survival has been the goals from Dougie Gair who has scored nine times in the league from just 22 appearances. It also helps Gair has been on the pens and he is a tasty-looking 10-1 with McBookie to score the opening goal.
“Staying in League Two and here is a question … would you like to take 17-20 about a side that have failed to win in their last 11 matches?
“In phrasing the question in such a way it is obvious what my answer is likely to be and I’d hope you would have similar reservations at those odds.
“The team in question are Elgin who looked certainties for a top-three spot at the end of February but couldn’t buy a win since then.
“Now they are sitting a point outside the play-offs in fifth and fourth-placed Montrose have it in their hands.
“At least Elgin are at home but with bottom club Cowdenbeath the visitors (who need a win to have any chance of staying up) this is a far from straightforward game for them.
“While Elgin are winless in 11 the Blue Brazil have won four of the last 10 drawing three and losing three.
“So in my mind there is no way Cowdenbeath should be as big as 29-10 for this match.
“Dale Carrick joined Cowdenbeath on loan from Livingston at the end of January and has scored some vital goals since then and has six from 15 league appearances.
“With Cowdenbeath on the hunt for goals on Saturday he looks too big at 6-1 with McBookie to score the first goal of the game.
“The final selection is in League One where basement boys Peterhead could find themselves relegated at 5pm on Saturday.
“They entertain second-placed Alloa but I would be surprised if the Wasps put out a strong squad with the all-important play-off matches starting on Wednesday.
“This could play nicely into Peterhead’s hands and even at 20-21 I would be a backer.
“There is only usually one man to consider when looking for a goalscorer and Rory McAllister is 19-5 with McBookie to grab a crucial first goal in the game.
“Can you find a winner this weekend!”
Gair (Edinburgh City)
McAllister (Peterhead) 19-5
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