DUNFERMLINE fans will be hoping the departure of boss Peter Grant will spark an upsurge in form that takes then away from danger and back in with a shout of a play-off place in the Championship.
But the Pars face an uphill struggle with their winless run this season leaving them 15 points behind fourth-placed Raith.
Grant was axed after last weekend’s 4-2 loss away to Arbroath left them stuck to the foot of the table.
Their most immediate concern should be getting off the bottom and the chance arrives today when second-bottom Morton visit East End Park.
Like the Fifers, Ton have paid the price for too many draws, with six of their last seven games ending level.
With the Pars drawing six of their last eight, plenty of punters will fancy the stalemate today at 12/5 with Betfair. But I think Dunfermline will finally get a victory and that bet pays 11/10 with Betfred.
Kevin O’Hara netted twice at Gayfield last week and is 13/8 at McBookie to grab another today.
Leaders Kilmarnock are building up a bit of steam and host Partick today looking to make it four wins on the spin.
The Jags have drawn their last three games 0-0 but still boast some dangerous players so it won’t be a stroll for Killie. I can see a few goals at Rugby Park and over 2.5 strikes pays 23/20 with Betfair.
Oli Shaw and Callum Hendry have been the main reason for Kilmarnock’s upsurge in form with both strikers regularly scoring.
Former Hibs kid Shaw now has six from his last five games so he looks the best shout for anytime scorer at 6/4 with McBookie.
Inverness drew a blank at Partick last week but boss Billy Dodds branded it their best display of the season.
Caley Thistle now head to Ayr and appeal at 24/19 with SBK for the win.
Arbroath have been the Championship’s shock troops, sitting in third, and will fancy their chances away to inconsistent Hamilton.
I’m going for over 2.5 goals in this one and it pays a best 20/23 with Betfair.
Raith are only below Dick Campbell’s men on goal difference and look decent value at 6/5 with SkyBet for a win at Queen of the South as the Doonhamers are in a bad run of form.
The League One clash between Montrose and Cove should be a cracker with both teams known for scoring goals.
Craig Johnston has three in his last three for Montrose and is 6/4 with McBookie for anytime scorer.
Stirling are on a fine run in League Two so they look a good price (13/15, SBK) to beat struggling Stenny.
- Oli Shaw to score for Kilmarnock (6/4, McBookie).
- Inverness to win at Ayr United (24/19, SBK).
- Stirling Albion to win at home to Stenhousemuir (13/15, SBK).
- Combining a win for Dunfermline with over 1.5 match cards pays 116/100.