HERE is this week's SPFL first-scorer column from McBookie.com. There were a few winners last week but it's Tony who has scooped the £10 free bet after predicting Anthony Stokes would score first in the Celtic v Motherwell clash.
McBookie.com are the only online bookmaker listing first-scorer prices on all SPFL games. It’s a great and we’ve teamed up with the Scots firm to look at some of the best bets from the Scottish lower leagues.
Leave your own pick of first scorers at the end of this article for a chance to win a £10 free bet with McBookie.com. One correct entry will be picked at random to win. 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: Dumbarton shipped four goals at home to Raith last weekend and have now lost midfielders Hugh Murray and Scott Agnew to what could prove long-term injuries.
The Sons' threadbare squad could be there for the taking by visitors Dundee. Last month’s signing Craig Beattie has taken the place of Carlo Monti up front alongside Peter MacDonald and has scored in his last two Championship starts. Beattie is 9-2 with McBookie to score the opening goal against Dumbarton.
There always seem to be goals when Arbroath play and the Red Lichties have scored eight times in their last three League One matches but at the other end they are conceding an average 2.5 goals a game this season.
They host Airdrie this weekend and their 16-year-old wonderkid striker, Liam Coogans, o whhas scored two in his last three starts. Diamonds boss Jimmy Boyle was singing the praises of Coogans after last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Brechin saying he is getting better and better. Coogans is 7-1 with McBookie to net first.
There are just two games in League 2 this weekend owing to Scottish Cup replays and the first semi-final of the Ramsdens Cup but Berwick ought to keep their unbeaten home record when they host Elgin who have taken just one point from their three away games.
Berwick strikers Darren Lavery and Scott Dalziel have five and four league goals respectively this season. Lavery has scored six in his last eight matches in all competitions and the wincast for Berwick and a Lavery goal at any time pays 8-5 with McBookie.com.
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?
Damian Walker, McBookie.com
Mr Fixit's Footnote: I like to have a go on SPFL lower-league first scorers and this weekend I'll be on Arbroath's Alan Cook and Peterhead's Rory McAllister. Both have netted in their last four matches and Cook is 1-1 to score (9-2 first) while McAllister is 3-5 (11-4, first).
Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo will make his debut for Morton after signing for the Championship. With the Ibrox men not playing there are bound to be a few fans heading to Greenock to support the cult hero.
The Spaniard will score for fun if he's still got it and is 13-2 with McBookie.com to break the deadlock at home to leaders Hamilton and 2-1 to net at anytime.