McBOOKIE.COM are the only online bookie listing first-scorer tips for all SPFL games and once again we’ve teamed up with the Scots firm to look at some of the best bets from the lower leagues.
And if you leave your choice of first scorer as a comment at the end of this article or email your selection to firstname.lastname@example.org you will have a chance to win a £20 free bet with McBookie.com.
One person with a correct prediction will be picked at random to scoop a £10 free bet. But if you have backed your player with at least a fiver at McBookie.com your prize will be doubled. Last week there were no league games and no winners.
Here is McBookie.com’s Damian Walker with his Saturday selections.
Damian writes: “The Beast from the East wiped out last weekend’s SPFL programme so hopefully we get back to something like normal this weekend.
“It’s the big Rangers v Celtic clash in the Premiership and the Gers are the shortest price to beat Celtic since they were promoted back to the Premiership. I sort of feel the bookies have this game about right at evens Celtic and 13-5 Rangers.
“However, I do feel the bookies have once again underestimated Steve Clarke’s work at Kilmarnock. I always price the games blind and then see how my odds compare with the bookies’ ones and when pricing up this game I had Killie at 4-7 to beat bottom club Ross County.
“Let me refresh you from a previous column about Clarke’s time in charge at Kilmarnock because it is quite revealing. Since taking over they have won more points from fewer games than Aberdeen and lost just twice.
“So imagine what price Aberdeen would be if they were at home to Ross County? Probably even shorter than 4-7 yet Killie can be backed at 21-20.
“In my opinion if you could get evens every day of your life about a team with Killie’s profile then life would be very sweet indeed.
“Anyway, as a result of bookies’ generosity in the match odds the inflated first goalscorer prices mean that Kris Boyd can be backed at a huge 15-4 with McBookie to score the opening goal. Boyd has been in great scoring form recently and is also on the pens which have provided him with some joy of late.
“Dropping into League Two and Stirling Albion are a cracking price at 27-10 to win at home to Peterhead. The Binos had a terrific February with four wins on the spin and have now won their last five straight games.
“They were rewarded with League Two Manager of the Month for Dave Mackay and Player of the Month for Peter MacDonald.
“By contrast to Stirling Albion’s 4/4 record in February,title favourites Peterhead won just two of their six games in the month.
“So it is hard to believe how Peterhead are odds on at 19-20 to win away at the in-form team of the division.
“Stirling striker Darren Smith has 24 goals from 31 starts in all competitions this season and because of the ridiculously short odds about Peterhead he can be backed at 11-2 with McBookie to score first in the game.
“And finally staying in League Two Clyde, like Stirling Albion, had a run of five straights wins before two 2-1 away defeats at Stirling and Peterhead.
“On Saturday they travel to face Stenhousemuir and are a massive 18-5 to get back to winning ways and remember Stenny lost their last game 2-0 to struggling Annan Athletic.
“Clyde striker David Goodwillie has been in the goals recently and has eight from his last seven matches. McBookie make him 5-1 to grab the opener.
“Can you find a winner!”
- Boyd (Kilmarnock) 4-1
- Smith (Stirling) 11-2
- Goodwillie (Clyde) 5-1