It's fitting that two players with a fine Scottish name, Cameron, lead the 150th Open at St Andrew's, that one is American and the other from Australia is a moot point!
Leading the way is Aussie, Cameron Smith on -13 after 36 holes, followed by Cameron Young on -11 with The Caddy's headline tip, Rory McIlroy tucked in behind, joint third, alongside Victor Hovland. 45 players are within ten shots of the lead including The Caddy's other two tips, Xander Schafelle (-5) and Sam Burns (-3) but day three should see the field thin out a bit.
Good luck whoever your money is riding on over the next couple of days!
The Scottish League Cup is, as expected, is proving difficult for punters. Premier League clubs Hibs, Killie, St Johnstone, Livingston, Ross County and St Mirren have all failed to beat lower league opposition already.
St Johnstone could be the most vulnerable this afternoon on their trip to Palmerston. Queen of the South scored a fine 3-0 at Ayr United in midweek while the Saints were struggling to a 0-0 draw and ultimately a 5-4 penalty defeat to Annan. 7/10 looks too short be backing Calum Davidson's side who look like their carrying over their poor form from last season in to this.
It's barely been profitable getting on board with many sides that are odds-on but Arbroath should deliver at FC Edinburgh. Dick Campbell's side swatted aside Cowdenbeath in midweek to follow up a good win over St Mirren last Saturday. They can keep that run going with another win today.
Doubling them with Kilmarnock pays 5/4 for an away day double. Derek McInnes' side make the trip to Montrose and will be keen to bounce back from a penalty shoot-out defeat to Partick Thistle.
Kelty Hearts (4/9) also look a solid bet at home to Albion Rovers. The ambitious club lost out to Inverness last week by a single goal but they've assembled a squad for a tilt at the League One title this season and should have enough in their locker to take all three points against Rovers who have suffered two defeats already.
Raith Rovers caught the eye with a 6-0 win over Peterhead and should follow that up with another win over lowly Stirling Albion. Ian Murray looks to be making some headway at Starks Park and Doubling Kelty with Raith pays 21/20.
St Mirren have been backed off the boards for their trip to Cowdenbeath. They're now as short as 1/22 to win so it's hard to find some value. Even the half-time/full-time market pays just 2/7. The Buddies should win this one comfortably but even over 2.5 Goals for the visitors is only 1/3. Instead look to the half-time markets and hope that St Mirren get off to a flier.
Two first half goals pays 10/11 (Bet365) or you can have even money (2.000) on the first half asian handicap of Over 1.5/2.0, but you'd need three for this to pay out in full.
Super Single / Double
Match Previews & Tips
- Football Bet of the Day: Goals expected in Suwon on Saturday morning
- SlipsTips Tips: Saturday's Scottish League Cup Double
- Saturday’s Goals Accumulator Tips: Today's 17/2 Both Teams to Score & Team Goals Acca
- Sat 15:00 Queen of the South v St Johnstone
- Sat 15:00 Cove Rangers v Livingston
Rizzel has picked out three fancies for Saturday, with an added treble.
As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!