THERE are some tasty games in the Championship today – so long as Storm Eunice doesn’t decimate the fixture card.
Allan Johnston couldn’t survive the tempest at Queen of the South and was sacked last weekend after another defeat at Morton left them four points adrift at the bottom.
Willie Gibson has taken over on a caretaker basis as player-boss but faces a daunting first assignment as leaders Arbroath come calling this afternoon.
A shock title triumph is edging closer for Dick Campbell’s men but the plastic pitch at Palmerston on a cold weekend could be a potential banana skin.
They won 2-0 on their last visit earlier this season but Queens then managed to grind out a 1-1 draw at Gayfield.
I can see this one being close and under 2.5 goals looks likely, although the odds aren’t great at just 8/11 with McBookie.
The half-time draw looks better as that pays 23/20 with the same firm.
Kilmarnock will be hoping the leaders slip up and can go top with a win over Raith today if Arbroath lose down in Dumfries.
Rovers have injury problems in defence and conceded four at Celtic Park in the Cup last week despite the Hoops playing poorly.
Kyle Lafferty scored both goals in Kilmarnock’s win over Dunfermline last week and is 11/10 with McBookie for another today.
Inverness are looking to end their eight-game run without a win when they host Ayr United today.
Morton are the league’s form team and they head to Hamilton looking to make it seven Championship games unbeaten.
Accies have drawn four of their last five so that makes the stalemate a decent option (9/4, McBookie).
Falkirk have improved under Martin Rennie in League One but face an acid test at Cove Rangers today.
The leaders have drawn their last four inside 90 minutes and that will give the Bairns a bit of hope.
I can see Falkirk scoring but BTTS isn’t great value at a best 14/19 (VBet).
If Leigh Griffiths starts then he could be worth a punt for anytime scorer at 15/8 with McBookie.
The big game in League Two sees leaders Kelty head to second-placed Forfar.
It’s win or bust for Forfar and that bodes well for goals, with over 1.5 first-half strikes paying 13/8 (Unibet).
- Half-time draw at Palmerston (23/20, McBookie)
- Kilmarnock to win (11/12, SBK)
- Leigh Griffiths anytime scorer (15/8, McBookie)
- Over 1.5 first-half goals at Forfar (13/8, Unibet)
McBookie bet builder
- Combining BTTS with over 2.5 match cards at Inverness pays 135/100.