Oct 15: SPFL First Scorer Tips & Contest


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 correct entries last week on a curtailed card and that was no surprise really. Back to normal this weekend so plenty of games to choose from.

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: After successfully tipping Stenny two weeks ago at 11-2 we followed it up with 6-1 shots St Mirren last weekend. But sadly no first goalscorer this time as John Sutton drew a blank for the Buddies.

Anyway, the full SPFL programme is back in full swing this weekend and I am going to start with our old favourites Brechin who have done us a couple of good turns already this season.

Regular readers will know the Hedgemen are on a fantastic run going back to the last 10 games of last season. Adding to this season’s League One matches Brechin have now won 14 of their last 18 league games and not surprisingly sit top of the table.

Yet despite this staggering run they are only 6-4 joint favourites at home to Alloa this weekend.

The timing of this game could not be better for Brechin with the Wasps losing their manager Jack Ross to St Mirren.

Ross has been a driving force at Alloa this season and it remains to be seen how new boss Jim Goodwin will do. There are no such worries about Brechin and I expect them to take all three points.

Brechin’s Andrew Jackson is already having a fine season and has seven goals from his last 11 matches which is more than he scored in the whole of the 2015-16 campaign.

Something has obviously clicked and Jackson is 11-2 with McBookie get his eighth goal and the first of the game

We went against Hibs at long odds last weekend and I see no reason not to take them on again. The Hibees are having a bit of a blip and have gone four games without a win – losing two and drawing two.

And Neil Lennon’s side have scored just three goals in 360 minutes of football so there is every chance Saturday’s opponents Raith can score first.

Raith haven’t been in great form themselves but look overpriced at 9-2 with home advantage. Striker Declan McManus is on loan at Stark’s Park from Fleetwood and has three goals from 11 games this season.

That scoring ratio is not a patch on his efforts when at Morton and I’d expect him to find his finishing form soon. McBookie make him 9-1 to open the scoring which looks fair.

Finally, I thought Elgin would be odds on to win at Montrose but the betting has them at 11-8 and the Gable Endies at 15-8.

That is too good to miss for a side who sit second in the table and have one of the best forward lines in League Two.

Striker Craig Gunn has four goals from five starts this season in the league and is 19-5 with McBookie to break the deadlock.

Can you find a winner this weekend? Email your entry to [email protected]

Recommended Bets

Jackson (Brechin) 11-2

McManus (Raith) 9-1

Gunn (Elgin) 19-5

Damian Walker

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  1. Profile photo of hulkie
    hulkie 2 years ago

    Hi Paul

    I selected G Spence of Alloa to score 1st last week.

    • Profile photo of Mr Fixit Author
      Mr Fixit 2 years ago

      I know but there were no prices on Bala v Alloa.
      You can’t enter without odds.
      Not your fault but should have picked a game that was priced up.

  2. Profile photo of hulkie
    hulkie 2 years ago

    I’ll stick with him this week.

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