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THE only online bookmaker listing first-scorer prices on all SPFL games are McBookie.com. 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, if leave a first scorerprediction at the end of this article you will have a chance to win a £10 free bet with McBookie.com.

You can choose from Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two and 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 writes: Here we go again … we had some great results in this column last season so let’s hope we can pick up where we left off with some winners this weekend.

In the SPFL Championship there has been quite a gamble on Queen of the South at home to Alloa. The Doonhamers were 5-6 when McBookie first chalked them up and at the time of writing are into 8-13 and are shorter elsewhere.

A total of 15 points separated the two sides in the league last season and Alloa are starting to look a bit of value, especially with the home side losing Stephen McKenna and Chris Mitchell to early-season injuries.

Alloa’s Greig Spence has made a flying start since rejoining the Wasps from Raith and the striker has four goals from his first two games, including a hat-trick away to Arbroath. McBookie have him priced at 13-2 to score the opening goal.

The big game of the weekend in the Championship comes on Sunday when promoted Rangers taken on relegated Hearts. All the money has been for Rangers which is a little surprising given many thought they would easily brush Hibs aside in midweek.

They didn’t as it took extra time and now face arguably a tougher test in the shape of Hearts. When McBookie opened betting on the Championship top scorer Hearts new boy Osman Sow was a 20-1 shot.

Just over 24 hours later and through weight of money Sow was down to just 10-1. It seems many were impressed with the Swedish 6ft 4in striker on his Tynecastle debut.

Owing to the short odds about Rangers, McBookie have Sow priced at 8-1 to score the first goal of the game which looks overpriced if you think the Gers are too short.

Dunfermline have been all the rage from an opening 11-8 for the League 1 title with McBookie into 5-6. Given last season’s exploits by the Pars and the summer signing of lethal striker Michael Moffat it is easy to see why.

Moffatt did this column plenty of favours last season while at Ayr and with a stronger squad of players behind him could run riot again this term.

The Moff is McBookie’s 6-4 favourite to finish the season as League One's top scorer and 7-2 with McBookie to grab the first goal on Saturday against Brechin.

Clyde are currently McBookie’s worst result in League Two having seen money since ex-Rangers start Barry Ferguson joined as player-manager.

And it looks as if Ferguson might have done some shrewd business by signing Vale of Clyde striker Scott McManus after the forward scored a hat-trick during a trial.

Tin Pail boss Ian Currie was none to impressed to lose his star striker just two weeks before the start of the season. But Currie’s loss is Fergie’s gain and McManus has already found the back of the net since his signing.

The Bully Wee travel to face Queen's Park who signed half almost a full team of players from the top junior sides during the close season.

Clyde should take all three points and McBookie make McManus 5-1 for the opener.

Remember, McBookie.com are the only online bookmaker that allows you to bet on scorer markets in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Can you find a winner this weekend?

Recommended Bets

Sow (Hearts) 8-1

Spence (Alloa) 13-2

Moffat (Dunfermline) 7-2

McManus (Clyde) 5-1

27 Comments
  1. MiniDuffman 4 years ago

    Craig Malcolm, 11/2, Stanraer.

    Scored in the league cup, why not in the league.

  2. gary callaghan 4 years ago

    mcmanus clyde 5/1 mcbookie

  3. Brian 4 years ago

    Fayssal El Bakhtaoui, 14-1 (or 19-5 anytime) Dunfermline McBookie

    Started first 2 games up front, bit of value compared to his strike partner Moffat who is 7/2.

  4. Alan 4 years ago

    dundee v kilmarnock

    1st scorer

    luka tankulic

    6/1 mcbookie

    Hi Paul

    All the best for the new season

  5. Kevin McKenna 4 years ago

    Gary harkins 17/2 @ mcbookie.com

  6. Donald Priest 4 years ago

    Moffat for Dunfermline
    7/2 with McBookie

  7. Dennis The Menace 4 years ago

    Rory McAllister. Peterhead. 7/2 McBookie

  8. Duncan Poundcake 4 years ago

    John Baird for Quuen of the south 11/2 @ McBOOKIE

  9. Ritchie 4 years ago

    Rory McAllister- Peterhead 7/2 @ McBookie…Rory weekend???

  10. DougieC 4 years ago

    Jim Lister, Stenny 5/1 McBookie

  11. mattr 4 years ago

    Hamilton Jason Scotland 13/2

  12. 1plus2 4 years ago

    Rory McAllister 1st goal Peterhead. 7/2 McBookie

  13. austin hay 4 years ago

    Ian Russell – Queen Of The South
    6/1 @ mcbookie

  14. Liamaldinho 4 years ago

    Farid el alagui for hibs 4/1 hills

  15. Bingo 4 years ago

    Kris Boyd @ 7/2

  16. ozcjfc 4 years ago

    Sorry just read opener again

    Kris Boyd Rangers 7/2. McBookie

  17. Richardp 4 years ago

    Moffat (Dunfermline) 7-2 @ McBookie

  18. Yves 4 years ago

    Lee Miller Kilmarnock 7/1 McBookie

    Not sure of his fitness but I’m sure he will score goals for Killie this season.

  19. Ian Conway 4 years ago

    J.Longworth, Stranraer, 9/2 at MCBOOKIES

  20. Malcolm Caithness 4 years ago

    Hibernian v Livingston

    Farid El Alagui @ 3.5 mcbookie

  21. mission59 4 years ago

    Billie McKay for Inverness @ 22/5

  22. Craig Sneddon 4 years ago

    Darren Lee Smith – Stirling – 9/1 @ mcbookie

  23. Craig_b 4 years ago

    Alston for falkirk (8-1) verses cowdenbeath mcbookie

  24. BusinessmanNL 4 years ago

    Alston for falkirk (8-1) verses cowdenbeath mcbookie

  25. tonytanaka 4 years ago

    Rory McAllister 7-2 McBookie

  26. DannyBrow 4 years ago

    Peter McDonald (Dundee) 1st goalscorer. @15/4 – McBookie

  27. Big Bopper 4 years ago

    Sow (8/1), Hearts @ McBookie.

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