IT'S an action-packed Saturday card and there are quite a few games that stand out, none more so than the Scottish Championship basement battle between Alloa and Falkirk.
These two look like they are heading in different directions and its worth taking the Bairns to leap frog their part time opponents.
Alloa vs Falkirk (3pm)
It's been a miserable season for Ray McKinnon's Falkirk side and for them to be bottom of the table would have been unthinkable back in August buts that's the predicament they are in.
They are a big club in this league with a fan base a lot of Premiership teams would envy and relegation would be a disaster, however, they are showing signs they are going to get out of this and push up the league.
They are unbeaten in 4 (2 wins and 2 draws) and those wins being a terrific 3-0 at home to QoS and a shock 1-0 away to high-flying Ayr.
They've brought in some useful signing in the January transfer window and the momentum is definitely with them as they make the short journey to Alloa.
Jim Goodwin has done a tremendous job with what he has at Alloa, they are tiny in comparison to every other club in the division, they are part-time and their budget will be non-existent but he's managed to make them competitive and difficult to beat.
Sadly though they just don't have the resources Thistle and Falkirk have, both of whom have strengthened significantly in January.
Alloa are tough to beat at home and with the weather conditions out there absolutely horrendous it's not going to be pretty but I just feel the bookies have underestimated Falkirk given their recent form and they shouldn't be as big as 2-1.
Gateshead vs Havant & Waterlooville (3pm)
Havant make the long 700-mile round trip up to Gateshead, a side 18 points ahead of them in right in the mix for the play off's.
Havant's away form isn't the greatest and I don't see them leaving the north east with anything. Great opportunity for Gateshead to cement their play-off challenge.
Kilmarnock vs Rangers (5.30pm)
Won't say too much on this game – Killie have had the better of Rangers since Steve Clarke joined but I just think momentum is with the visitors who again absolutely must win this Scottish Cup tie and they are worth backing.
- Gateshead/Rangers Double (9-4, Marathonbet)
Don' t forget the late goal at QPR – goal after 72 mins 5-6.