THE talk in Scotland has been about a three-way fight for the title and while Rangers remain massive odds-on favourites there’s no doubt Hibs and Falkirk are making a fist of it.
Falkirk’s only defeats have been to the top two and victory against Livingston on Tuesday will close the gap on the leaders to two points and Alan Stubbs’s men should get it.
Since losing 1-0 to Rangers in August it’s been 12 wins out of 13 for Hibs including seven in a row.
Star of the show has been Jason Cummings. He’s the Jamie Vardy of Scottish football having netted in all seven of those victories – and eight matches in a row if you include Scotland Under-21s’ draw against Ukraine.
Hibs have won 11 of their last 12 meetings against Livingston and three of the last five between the sides at Easter Road have finished 2-1. Another 2-1 success pays 15-2 at Ladbrokes and Livi have lost four of their last five on the road.
Elsewhere, I tipped Rory McAllister to KO Queen’s Park in the Petrofac Cup semi-finals on Saturday and that’s 18 in 18 games this season for the striker.
Peterhead are in action at home to Stranraer tonight and McAllister is 16-5 at McBookie to score first and 31-40 to net at any time. While the Blue Toon tempt at 5-6 with Coral against a side that’s lost four in a row Stranraer have won four and draw one of their five at Balmoor.
I’ll add some English tips to this preview in the morning.
Anytime Scorer double
Cummings (Hibs)/McAllister (Peterhead)
1st Scorer double
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