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Here is McBookie.com’s Damian Walker with his Saturday selections and you can include Scottish Cup matches.
Damian writes: “Last weekend I tipped Edinburgh City to win at home to Peterhead at odds of almost 5-1 and they performed with credit drawing 0-0 and crucially were without strikers Farid El Alagui and Scott Shepherd.
“This weekend the Citizens are 5-1 to win away to Stenhousemuir. Again I think this is far too big a price.
“Stenny’s last six League Two results read WLWLWL and I’d want to get a damn sight bigger than 1-2 about the Warriors before investing any cash on a bet on them.
“In fact Edinburgh’s last six results are slightly better than their weekend hosts – WWLWLD – and that included the draw with the odds-on title favourites last Saturday.
“As a result the odds about a first scorer for Edinburgh City are vastly inflated and offer some good value.
“Ashley Grimes has scored three in his last six and has had a good run in the side this season since joining the Edinburgh outfit in the summer on a free from Southport. McBookie make Grimes a 12-1 shot to open the scoring.
“Staying in the basement and it is not often I go for odds-on shots but I do think Clyde could be a good bit shorter than their 4-6 quote to win at home to bottom side Cowdenbeath who have won just one league match all season.
“I am really not sure how Clyde can be that price when they have won their last four straight matches and beaten the runaway top two of Montrose and Peterhead in that run.
“The visitors have lost five and drawn the other match from their last six games and you have to go back to August 12th for their win of any sort!
“Clyde really should be 4-9 or 2-5 for this game and may well be come kick-off once punters wake up to their generous odds.
“Striker David Goodwillie has scored in all of the last four wins and is 11-4 with McBookie to make it five from five with the first goal of the game.
“Moving up into the Championship and as expected Morton comfortably put away Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup last weekend.
“So I was slightly surprised to see them so far apart in the betting this Saturday with Queen of the South who are the 13-10 favourites and Ton 21-10.
“As I pointed out in the last column Morton have the meanest defence in the Championship and are clearly a tough team to break down, especially on the road where they have lost just one of their 10 matches.
“Sitting a point above the Doonhamers in the table as well I really think this game is much close in betting than the odds suggest so a Morton first scorer looks the value. Last weekend I plumped for Gary Harkins and see no reason to desert him. He is 10-1 with McBookie.
“Can you find a winner!”
- Grimes (Edinburgh) 12-1
- Goodwillie (Clyde) 11-4
- Harkins (Morton) 10-1