THE only online bookmaker listing first-scorer prices on all SPFL games are McBookie.com – and Damian Walker is back with his popular first-scorer tips.
It’s a great service they provide and we’ve teamed up with the Scots firm to look at some of the best bets from the Scottish lower leagues.
Also leave your pick of first scorers at the end of this article for a chance to win a £10 free bet with McBookie.com. Last week there were no winners.
You can choose this weekend from the Premiership, Championship, League One and and any Scottish Cup games that have been priced. One correct entry will be picked at random to win the prize. Quote player, team and his odds – and a reason if you like.
Here is McBookie.com man Damian Walker’s Saturday selections.
He says: Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I happen to think Motherwell are value at 6-1 to beat Aberdeen. Someone else (Mr Fixit for example) might think the 1-2 about the Dons is the value bet.
However, when a side that has lost four on the bounce with 11 goals against them and only two in the for column then maybe common sense suggests you should be against Aberdeen at long odds on rather than with them.
Of course Aberdeen are still the most likely team to take all three points but in the long run hopefully enough value bets like Motherwell will keep you smiling and in the black.
New/old Motherwell manager Mark McGhee wouldn’t have been too unhappy with his side’s 1-0 defeat at home to Celtic last weekend.
And they couldn’t really be meeting Aberdeen at a better possible time this season with the Dons in such awful form.
Well striker Louis Moult is just 23 years old yet has had 12 different spells at clubs since he was a trainee. And 13 games into his Motherwell career the English forward has scored five times so maybe he’ll stay a good bit longer here than he has in the past. Moult is 10-1 with McBookie to open the scoring.
In the Championship I went against Hibs last weekend at big odds (unsuccessfully) and I think I need to be against them again on Saturday.
Hibs travel to Raith with the Hibees in fine form having won nine of their last 10 matches. But on the plus side for Raith they are also in great form having won five of their last six with the only defeat a 2-0 reverse to Celtic in the League Cup.
The 19-5 about Raith looks too big even allowing for Hibs’ recent run Rovers striker Mark Stewart has already done this column a favour this season and the 17-2 about him scoring the first goal with McBookie looks fair.
In League One Peterhead have one win from their last eight matches and sit five places and five points behind Saturday’s visitors Airdrie. So tell me why Peterhead are odds on because I haven’t got a clue?
Airdrie have won four of their last seven and two of those winless games were a 1-1 draw at leaders Dunfermline and a 2-1 defeat to second-placed Ayr. The odds make little sense so there must (famous last words) be some value in finding an Airdrie first scorer.
Unlike the much-travelled Moult 21-year-old Airdrie midfielder Liam Watt has spent his footballing life at the Excelsior Stadium. And after scoring just four goals in his previous 43 starts Watt has started to find the net and has three goals from his last six games. He is 8-1 with McBookie to open the scoring on Saturday.
Can you find a winner!
Can you find a winner!