THE weather could decimate the Scottish Football League card this weekend – but that hasn’t stopped comeback man Joe Wallace in his hunt for a winning treble.
Last weekend two ofour three tips fell foul of the conditions – but the third prediction, Stranraer, did the trick with a 5-2 thrashing of Elgin to at least give punters a small return on their money.
This weekend we are looking to do better and start with games that should beat the weather.
We kick-off in the Irn-Bru Third Division with Stranraer and their trip to face East Stirling at Ochilview.
No player particularly likes playing on a plastic pitch but despite the underfoot surface I reckon Keith Knox’s Stranraer side can keep their title push on track by taking all three points.
The Blues sit in second spot in the table while the Shire are rock bottom – a massive 28 points behind the Stair Park men.
Stranraer have won the last three meetings between the sides and will be confident of beating Shire who have only one win to their name in their last six matches.
We stay in the Irn-Bru Third Division and look in on Queen’s Park’s home clash with Alloa at Hampden which should beat the weather.
Paul Hartley’s Alloa side have been going strong as they look to bounce up to the Second Division.
They top the table – but don’t expect them to get it easy this weekend against a Spiders outfit who have also been on a decent run of form.
In the last meeting between the clubs, at the National Stadium in September, Alloa ran out 3-1 winners and will be hoping for another triumph. And after winning their last six matches I am tipping them to do just that.
Take Alloa as the second side in this weekend’s treble at 13-8 with Blue Square.
We finish up in the Second Division and Arbroath’s match at home to Airdrie which should hopefully get the go-ahead.
Arbroath proudly sit in second spot in the table as they look to make it back-to-back promotions.
The Gayfield men recovered from a disappointing run of results and have recorded two straight wins, including a 6-1 thrashing of Albion Rovers.
Once again I reckon they won’t get it easy against an Airdrie side who have climbed into fifth spot after hammering Airdrie 4-1 last Saturday.
But Arbroath can boost their title push by winning all three points so take them at 5-6, widely available with companies including Skybet, Blue Square and Stan James.
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