IT’S international week and players from the SPL will be putting their feet up for a well-earned rest.
But it’s business as usual in the SFL as teams attempt to play catch-up after so many games were postponed during the harsh winter.
And once again our lower-league man Joe Wallace has been on the case in the hunt for a winning SFL treble.It’s not an easy midweek for picking winners with nothing to split some of the teams going head to head.
But we kick off in the Irn-Bru First Division and league leaders Raith Rovers’ home clash with Ross County.
Raith have surprised punters all season by holding on to their place at the top of the division.
They are now heading into the home straight and know it is vital to keep churning out results if they are to win promotion up to the SPL.
They face up to a County side they have defeated in the last three clashes between the clubs and who are a whopping 28 points below them in the table.
Raith slipped up in their promotion bid at the weekend as they drew 0-0 at Morton but I am backing them to get back to winning ways. Take them for a home win (10-11, Chandler).
We stay in the First Division and focus on Morton’s away clash with Cowdenbeath. The Blue Brazil boosted their chances of beating the drop at the weekend by running out 1-0 winners at Partick Thistle.
But Morton have steadily progressed in recent weeks and have suffered only one defeat in their last six matches.
And they go into this one unbeaten against Beath in the last six battles between the sides.
On Saturday they held league leaders Raith to a 0-0 draw and reckon they can take all three points from this encounter. Take the Cappielow men to win at (5-4, totesport).
We move on to the Third Division and focus on an Arbroath side who are closing in on the title.
After months of sitting behind leaders Stranraer the Gayfield men have stormed into pole position and are five points ahead of second-placed Albion Rovers with two games in hand.
This midweek Arbroath can extend their lead at the top of the table by taking all three points from their away clash against Clyde.
In the last meeting between the sides the Red Lichties won 2-0 at Broadwood and I reckon they will again leave Cumbernauld with all three points.
Take them at (4-6, bet365 and Chandler).
- Raith Rovers