St Mirren vs Partick ThistleScottish League Cup, KO: 15:00 Jul 25, 2021, St Mirren Park
ST MIRREN's Scottish League Cup destiny is in their own hands ahead of their final Group H Fixture with Partick Thistle in Paisley on Sunday.
The Buddies lost out at the semi-final stage last season but they are firmly in the driving seat to win their section ahead of the final round of group games this weekend.
Jim Goodwin's Saints were awarded an automatic 3-0 win against Dumbarton before picking up back-to-back wins against both Dunfermline and Stenhouemuir respectively.
That means St Mirren need just a solitary point from their final pool fixture to seal their passage to the round of 16 on Sunday.
Partick Thistle, on the other hand, kept their Premier Sports Cup campaign alive with a 2-0 win over Dumbarton on Tuesday night.
Ian McCall's men have six points on the board but they will need a substantial victory over St Mirren on Sunday if they are to avoid an early exit from this year's competition.
Patrick Thistle are 7/2 outsiders with PaddyPower while the stalemate is chalked up at 3/1 with the same firm.
St Mirren are worthy favourites on Sunday afternoon but I suspect this Group H clash could be closer than the odds suggest so I'm going to swerve the match result market here and instead head to Bet 365‘s Bet Builder.
If we combine over zero Partick Thistle goals and over two Partick Thistle corners we will be presented with a backable 4/5 (Bet 365) shot.
Thistle will have to go for broke at some point on Sunday if they want to salvage their Premier Sports Cup campaign and that could lead to an open and entertaining cup tie in Paisley.
What's more, the men from Maryhill have made the net bulge twice in each of their three Group H outings so far and they seem to have the capacity to give St Mirren a fright.
Last time out, the Saints conceded against League 2 Stenhousemuir – the lowest ranked team in the section – and I fancy the Firhill outfit to follow suit this weekend.
Indeed, St Mirren will represent a serious upgrade on previous challenges but given the state of play in the section I'm happy to take a chance on Thistle grabbing at least one goal in their final Group H assignment.
In order to nudge up the price on the Bet Builder, I'll throw over two Patrick corners into the mix – something Thistle have achieved in each of their three group games thus far.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in all three of Partick's pool fixtures so far and that only adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula at St Mirren Park on Sunday.
Whether or not the Glasgow guests strike on Sunday remains to be seen, but one player who looks overpriced to get on the scoresheet here is in-form Partick Thistle forward Brian Graham.
The experienced striker has slammed in four goals across three Scottish League Cup outings to date and he looks overpriced at 7/2 (McBookie) to repeat the trick this weekend.
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