THE only online bookie that lists SPFL and Scottish 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. There were no winners last week.
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.
Here is Damian with this weekend’s selections.
He says: I’ve tipped up four match winners at odds of 9-2 or bigger this season and for value hunters there are some stand-out games this weekend.
Top of the list are Stenhousemuir to win at Alloa. I really had to scratch my head when I saw the odds for this game which are 1-3 Alloa, 17-4 draw and 8-1 Stenhousemuir.
These odds might have been fine in early September when the Wasps had won all 10 of their matches and were riding high at the top of League One.
Since then they have won just two of their last seven in the league and one of their last five. Not sure how they can be 1-3.
Saturday’s opponents Stenny have a better recent record winning two of their last four games, including a 3-0 win away at Queen’s Park last weekend. I am not saying Stenhousemuir should be favourites but 8-1 is miles off the mark in my opinion.
There is no point trying to be too smart looking for a scorer when tipping a big-priced outsider so striker Colin McMenamin with five goals from his last 11 games fits the bill at 8-1 with McBookie.
Staying in League One and do these match odds look a little familiar … 1-3, Livingston, 17-4 draw and 8-1 East Fife.
Unlike Alloa, Livingston are actually in decent form but back on September 24 when these teams last met East Fife ran out 3-1 winners.
Since the Fifers have had narrow 1-0 defeats and a 1-1 draw at Stranraer but nothing to suggest they should be 8-1 for this.
Scoring goals has been East Fife’s problem although Hibs loanee Jamie Insall has four from eight games this season. He had eight from 15 starts last season while on loan at Bayview and looks overpriced at 9-1 with McBookie to score first.
Staying with the big-priced outsider theme I can’t see how Ayr can be 21-4 to win at home to Hibs.
The Honest Men had a shocking start to the season losing their first three Championship games but have won four of their last seven in the leaguei ncluding a 2-1 win away at Hibs.
Alan Forrest has seven goals for Ayr this season including a hat-trick at Dumbarton last month. McBookie make him 11-1 to score the first goal which looks too big.
Can you find a winner this weekend? Email your entry to [email protected]
McMenamin (Stenny) 8-1
Insall (East Fife) 9-1
Forrest (Ayr) 11-1