AIRDRIE helped us to a small profit on Wednesday with their score draw at Arbroath.

By fighting back from 2-0 down they prevented the home men from leapfrogging Cowdenbeath to move top of the Second Division.

Ironically, Beath are the visitors to Airdrie on Saturday and they won't be handing out any favours.

But having played so well against Arbroath I can see Airdrie, who tend to blow hot and cold, picking up a point in another score draw.

It was 5-1 to Cowdenbeath when the sides met at New Broomfield earlier in the season and they also both netted at Central Park.

But Beath haven't been as prolific in recent games, hitting 10 in five games and keeping two clean sheets in six.

Airdrie's last six have featured 21 goals and are definitely a side that likes to play on the front foot.

Next take a Second Division match that's finished 3-2 to the away side twice this season. Forfar and Stenhousemuir are the outfits concerned and Forfar's midweek match at home to East Fife was another 3-2 defeat.

There have been at least four goals in six of their last seven matches while Stenny have lost tough away games at Dumbarton and Brechin without scoring following an impressive 3-0 win at Airdrie.

But the arrival of experienced hitman, Dr Goals Kenny Deuchar from Livingston, should boost hopes of rediscovering their shooting boots.

I'm staying in the Second Division for Brechin v Dumbarton. It was 3-3 at Glebe Park in the first meeting this season then Brechin enjoyed a 3-0 cup success.

But Dumbarton will arrive in Angus on the back of eight wins in nine and looking for revenge. They have netted nine in their last three while Brechin have only failed to hit the target once in seven and have netted in 11 of 13 at home.

For my fourth pick I'm going down to the Third Division for Stranraer v Berwick. The last seven meetings have seen both score with a total of 29 goals.

The south of Scotland rivals have drawn 2-2 at Berwick this season and it was 2-1 to Stranraer at Stair Park at the start of the campaign.

Stranraer have netted 11 in five games with just one clean sheet and my one fear would be about Berwick's form. They haven't scored in their last two, both at home, but on their previous two trips they drew 2-2 at Queen's Park and East Stirling.

Complete the line with Ayr v Falkirk in the First Division. Ayr have started scoring at home, hitting three against Livingston and two in a 3-2 defeat against Ross County on Wednesday.

Keigan Parker was on target in both and the recent arrival of the much-travelled striker has galvanised the Ayr attack. So they'll be hoping to at least trouble the Falkirk defence when the title challengers hit Somerset.

Falkirk have scored in their last five, but only once have hit more than one and that was a 3-0 victory last time out against Queen of the South.

However, they trail County by three points at the top with two games more played so they've got to go all out for three points. The last league meeting at Somerset finished 2-2 and Ayr won 2-1 in the Scottish Cup last month.

Both teams to score

Airdrie v Cowdenbeath

Forfar v Stenhousemuir

Brechin v Dumbarton

Stranraer v Berwick

Ayr v Falkirk

Perm any 4 and all 5 (6 bets)

Pays a biggest £106.30 to a £10 stake at Stan James

7 Comments
  1. julian 9 years ago

    Paul, if anyone can get on, pays a smidgeon more at SkyBet

    Good Luck!

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Julian, OK thanks, I’ll have a look.

  2. John Bryan 9 years ago

    I never know why Blue Square never offers BTTS on the Scottish lower leagues?

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      John, a lot of firms don’t do it which is the main reason why I put up an English and Scottish line. I reckon it’s because the Second and Third Division are the highest scoring leagues in the UK.

  3. pedro 9 years ago

    So what bookies do have the BTTS coupon for the lower scottish leagues?

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Pedro, most of the big firms take them but for a complete list look at a site such as betrescue.com. I tend to do the Scottish ones online at William Hill or McBookie.com.

  4. pedro 9 years ago

    Cheers. Pretty hard to find on the high street sometimes

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