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Meanwhile, here is McBookie's Damian Walker with his thoughts for this weekend.
Damian writes: “I am starting this week in the Premiership and taking on a team I have been hugely impressed with this season.
“The team in question are Livingston and I’ll hold my hands up and say pre-season I thought they were nailed on for that automatic relegation spot.
“Livi finished the 2017-18 campaign 12 points behind Championship title winners St Mirren and were promoted through the play-offs.
“Before a ball was kicked this season we had the David Hopkin departure, Kenny Miller arrival and departure, before Gary Holt took over the reins in August.
“And while a Jack Ross-less St Mirren now prop up the table with just 12 points, Holt’s Livingston side look as safe as houses and have already amassed 31 points.
“However, goals have been in incredibly short supply at the Tony Macaroni recently and Livi have failed to score in their last seven-and-a-half hours of football.
“So even though Saturday’s visitors are Dundee I wouldn’t go anywhere near the odds-on quotes about them to win the match. Dundee have been doing alright themselves following that run of 12 defeats from 13 games that cost Neil McCann his job.
“Last month’s they won 2-1 at Tynecastle and last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock was impressive.
“Put simply they shouldn’t be 4-1 to win away at a side who haven’t scored a goal in five matches. And McIntyre might just have found the key to ensuring the Dee’s Premiership survival in the shape of Sunderland’s former striker Andrew Nelson.
“The 21-year-old recently signed a long-term contract at Dundee and has three goals from three Premiership games for the club, including both goals in that draw with Killie. McBookie make Nelson 11-2 to maintain his 100% Premiership goals-to-games ratio with the opener.
“Regular readers of this column will know I have been against Dumbarton for a while and their diminishing squad must be a real cause for concern for the Sons’ faithful.
“On Saturday they travel to face Stranraer, who had a great result in midweek, with a 1-1 draw away to League One champions elect Arbroath.
“Stranraer sit three points above Dumbarton in the table with a game in hand but despite home advantage they are 7-4 outsiders. I’ll be having some of that and also backing a Stranraer first goalscorer.
“Innes Cameron has finally started getting regular starts since joining on loan from Kilmarnock in September and a place in the starting 11 has seen him score four goals from his last eight games. Cameron is 9-2 with McBookie to be the game’s first goalscorer.
“In League Two, Stirling Albion have been quietly going about their business moving up through the table and since November have lost one of their 13 league matches.
“And their recent form has been even better with six wins out of their last seven and the other game finishing a draw.
“That run has taken to just a point behind fourth-placed Annan Athletic and a play-off spot.
“On Saturday they travel to play Elgin City, who have been going in the other direction in the table and recently lost the services of striker Shane Sutherland to Peterhead.
“I’d have the Binos as strong favourites for the game but the bookies see it otherwise with Elgin 29-20 market leaders.
“Stirling Albion’s Dylan Mackin has played a huge part in their recent run, with seven goals from his last 12 matches and a goal in each of his last three. Mackin is 9-2 with McBookie for the opening goal.
“Can you find a winner!”
- Nelson (Dundee) 11-2
- Cameron (Stranraer) 9-2
- Mackin (Stirling) 9-2
Resident football tipster at Scotland's most read newspaper, the Daily Record, for over 20 years and proud host of one the best betting communities on the web with daily betting tips.