ST MIRREN and Dundee United have made the race for the Championship title a two-horse race and both should win today.
The focus is on the lower leagues today and both the Buddies and Tangerines should notch victories at home to Inverness and at Falkirk respectively.
Both are over evens to win and the double pays a best 7-2 at Marathonbet.
Jack Ross's men drew at Morton on Tuesday after winning four in a row and lead United, who have a game in hand, by three points with third-place Livingston 12 adrift having played two matches fewer.
Saints have beaten Inverness twice this season – both times by two goals – and are a best 11-10 with bet365.
The only teams Inverness have beaten recently are Dumbarton and Brechin and I can see the home side again covering the minus one handicap at 3-1 with Ladbrokes.
Lewis Morgan has netted three games in two games since it was revealed he was set for a move to Celtic and is 9-1 at bet365 to score first and 14-5 with McBookie to net at any time. He finally joined Celtic last night for £300,000 but will stay with the Buddies until the end of the season.
United are a biggest 23-20 with Marathonbet at a Falkirk side who have won just once in 15.
It was 0-0 when the sides met at the Falkirk Stadium back in September but United have been pretty consistent under Csaba Laszlo and their only dropped points in five games were at St Mirren.
Scott McDonald has netted three in three and hit the target at home to Falkirk last November. The Aussie is 9-2 at McBookie to score first and 7-5 to net at any time.
Brechin are still without a league win but have been coming close. Their last three defeats have been by one goal and their previous four saw them score and lose.
There were goals galore in League One with 20 in five games and all season there have been high numbers.
Ayr returned to winning ways on Tuesday in spectacular style with a 5-1 romp at Stranraer. While they should win again they did lose to Arbroath at home in August and with both meetings this season going over 2.5 goals that may be the better call at 8-15 with bet365 – and that's about the same odds as a home win.
Like the Championship it's a two-way title fight in League One with Ayr two points clear of Raith who are 14 in front of Alloa.
Six of Raith's last seven against Forfar have gone over 2.5 goals and the previous two at Stark's Park have finished 3-1 and 4-2. Rovers are no bigger than 2-9 at McBookie while over 2.5 match goals pays 1-2 at Ladbrokes and is the better bet.
Queen's Park have been a revelation in recent weeks with their only defeat in six at Ayr. They look big at 29-20 with Marathonbet at home to Stranraer who have lost three in a row.
Peterhead were the festive goals kings with 13 goals in two matches against Montrose and Elgin. They travel to Stenhousemuir where they have struggled in recent visits – losing four out of six – and in fact their last five in total to the Ochilview men.
The last seven meetings at Ochilview though have totalled 30 goals – all going over 2.5 with both scoring. A repeat of that pays 10-11 at Sky Bet.
Many will fancy Peterhead to win and on form they should but Stenny are unbeaten in four so it might bet better to focus on goals and over 3.5 could come in at 13-8 with Unibet.
- St Mirren
- Dundee Utd
- Morton & Btts
- Over 2.5 goals at Ayr/Raith
- Queen's Park
- Stenny v Peterhead btts & over 2.5 goals
- Stenny v Peterhead over 3.5 match goals