IT’S getting tight at the top in the Championship with just five points now separating first from fifth.
It looked like Inverness and Kilmarnock might have been pulling away but the chasing pack have reeled them in.
Leaders Killie crashed to a 1-0 loss at home to fifth-placed Partick last weekend, ruining one of my bets on a disastrous day of lower-league punting for me.
But Caley Thistle blew the chance to return to the summit as they could only draw 2-2 away to Ayr.
It’s now four games without a win for Billy Dodds’ side but they face rock-bottom Dunfermline at home today and are McBookie’s 13/20 favourites.
The Pars have shipped seven in their last two games so I’m going for goals, with over 2.5 strikes paying 22/23 at SBK.
ICT’s Billy Mckay has gone four games without a goal but I’m backing him to return to scoring ways at 13/8 with McBookie.
Morton ended their eight-game run without a league win by beating Dunfermline 3-1 in Fife last weekend. They now host leaders Killie who look good value for a win at 21/20 (Betway).
Despite that blip last weekend, Tommy Wright has a much stronger team than Gus MacPherson so they should get back to winning ways.
Arbroath continue to defy the odds by riding high in third place and will fancy their chances at home to Queen of the South.
The Doonhamers have gone five without a win and lost 2-0 at home to Dick Campbell’s side back in September.
Arbroath are odds-on everywhere for the win so I’m dipping into the scorer market instead.
Jon Nouble is a handful up front and McBookie price the striker at 7/4 to net his sixth of the season.
Raith could only draw with Queens last weekend but they remain one of
Scotland’s form teams with no defeats in nine. A trip to Hamilton awaits today and Accies are picking up a little, going three without a loss.
BTTS has come up in the last two for Stuart Taylor’s side so that bet stands a chance here at 8/9 with SBK.
In League One, Alloa’s Euan Henderson looks terrific value for a goal in their clash with Montrose.
The hitman has five goals in his last three yet is as big as 2/1 at McBookie for anytime scorer.
League Two leaders Kelty host Forfar and I like the look of under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with SkyBet as it has come up in the last two games for Kevin Thomson’s men.
- Euan Henderson to score (2/1, McBookie)
- Kilmarnock to win (21/20, Betway)
- Under 2.5 goals in Kelty Hearts v Forfar (6/5, SkyBet)
McBookie Bet Builder
- Combining over 2.5 goals with over 2.5 cards in Inverness pays 147/100