IT promises to be a tight Championship title race and I flagged up Dunfermline as a 7/1 each-way bet in last weekend’s column.
The Pars kick off with a trip to Greenock today and are a tempting 23/20 with McBookie to beat a Morton side who only just dodged the drop last term.
Peter Grant’s side caught the eye in the League Cup group stage, scoring 13 times as they finished second behind St Mirren in their section.
Both teams to score came up in three of their games and that bet also landed regularly with Grant’s Alloa side last season.
He’s a manager who sets up teams to attack so it bodes well for entertainment.
BTTS for today’s clash pays 9/10 at SportNation and is well worth a punt while over 2.5 goals is 11/10 at Red Zone.
Craig Wighton has three goals from his last two games and the Pars striker appeals at 9/4 with McBookie to net today.
Hamilton want to bounce back to the top flight at the first attempt but face a tricky opener at Raith.
Accies struggled in their League Cup group, losing to Ayr and drawing with Albion Rovers, while Rovers topped a section including Premiership Livingston.
John McGlynn’s side only just missed out on promotion last term via the play-offs and look decent value for a win today at 5/4 with William Hill.
Partick Thistle are back in the second tier after promotion and their Firhill clash with Queen of the South promises goals.
The Doonhamers’ last three games have delivered a total of 14 strikes while the Jags netted six times in their League Cup group.
So I fancy over 2.5 goals today at 19/20 with Red Zone while BTTS is 6/7 with SportNation.
The other Championship clash today sees Inverness travel to Arbroath where they have failed to win in the last two seasons.
Dick Campbell’s side finished last term with two clean sheets at home so I’m betting against BTTS for this one at 20/21 with McBookie.
League One should also be hugely competitive this season with Queen’s Park pushing for a second successive promotion.
The Spiders start with a trip to East Fife and I’m betting against goals as only five were scored across Queen’s Park’s four League Cup group games. Under 2.5 strikes is 17/20 (Bet 365).
Kelty Hearts are 2/5 favourites to start their League Two adventure with a win over Cowdenbeath.
But doubling that with over 2.5 goals sends the odds to 21/20 (McBookie).
- Over 2.5 goals in Morton v Dunfermline (11/10, Red Zone)
- Kelty Hearts win and over 2.5 goals (21/20, McBookie)
- Under 2.5 goals at East Fife (17/20, Bet365)
McBookie bet builder
- A Dunfermline win at Morton with BTTS and a goal from Craig Wighton pays 828/100.