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.

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Here is McBookie's Damian Walker with his thoughts for this weekend:

Damian writes: “I nearly hit the jackpot last time with 12-1 winners Bobby Barr and Olivier Ntcham but I plumped for 6-1 shot Lawrence Shankland instead of Stephen Dobbie – who I also flagged up – in the QoS v Ayr game so nearly a massive treble.

“On to this week and I just have to start in League Two where Cowdenbeath are a crazy price at home to Peterhead. The Blue Brazil had a dreadful season in 2017-18 and appointed manager Gary Bollan when they were sitting bottom in mid-November.

“Bollan was unable to move them off the bottom but at least they managed to secure their league status with a play-off win over Cove.

“Since then he has made some good signings and his work at Livingston, Airdrie and Forfar shows he is a much better manager than one struggling at the wrong end of the League Two table.

“Cowdenbeath have taken four points from their four league games and I expect them to finish mid-table this season.

“On Saturday they entertain League Two market leaders Peterhead but find themselves a massive 5-1 for the match with Peterhead 8-15.

“Quite how Peterhead can be so short is beyond me. They have drawn at home to Queen's Park and lost at home to Edinburgh City in the league already this season and haven’t scored a goal in over three hours of football. They should be clear favourites for the win but nowhere near the odds of 8-15.

“Cowdenbeath striker Jordyn Sheerin has made a fantastic start to the season and has seven goals from eight starts. Because Peterhead are such a ridiculously short price Sheerin can be backed at 8-1 with McBookie to score the first goal.

“The next selection is in League One where relegated Dumbarton have made a shocking start to their campaign given they were pre-season joint favourites along with Raith Rovers. After five league games the Sons sit joint bottom of the table on four points and are out to 10-1 to win the title.

“And in their last League game on September 1 Dumbarton provided Stenhousemuir with a first win in four games after Stenny had lost the previous four.

“Then last week Dumbarton lost at home to Montrose in the Irn-Bru Cup yet they entertain Montrose again in the league on Saturday and are 21-20 favourites!

“That just can’t be the right price and as a result Montrose are 27-10 to do exactly what they did last weekend. Their 17-year-old striker Euan Henderson, who is on loan from Hearts, has played six times this season and scored the opener in their 2-1 win over Brechin last month.

“Henderson made 14 appearances for the Hearts first team last season having made his debut the previous campaign as a 16-year-old in front of 60,000 fans against Celtic.

“So he ought to find life much easier at League One level and I expect he will get plenty of goals this season. With Montrose such a big price he can be backed at 7-1 with McBookie to open the scoring.

“Finally, as I have mentioned here before, I think Stenhousemuir will finish bottom of League One as their squad is almost entirely the same as the one that finished with 54 points last season in League Two.

“On Saturday they travel to face Stranraer who finished with 53 points in League One. I just feel a mid-table League One side should have too much for Stenny. Odds are 7-5 Stranraer and 7-4 Stenhousemuir but I would have the home side a shade of odds on at 10-11

“Grant Anderson has 10 goals from 36 appearances for the Blues since joining on a free from Peterhead and has four goals from his last eight starts this season. Anderson is 13-2 with McBookie to score the game’s first goal.”

Can you find a winner!”

Recommended Bets

  • Sheerin (Cowdenbeath) 8-1
  • Henderson (Montrose) 7-1
  • Anderson (Stranraer) 13-2

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