IT’S back to the bread and butter in the lower leagues this weekend after some thrilling Scottish Cup ties.
The third round proved profitable for me after tipping Auchinleck and Banks O’Dee to spring shocks against struggling SPFL opponents.
West of Scotland leaders Talbot dumped Hamilton at Beechwood Park and Accies followed that up by bowing out of the Challenge Cup in midweek to Killie.
Fans are furious and the ire will only increase if they suffer a fifth successive loss at home to Dunfermline this afternoon.
The Pars have their tails up after two league wins in a row under new gaffer John Hughes, although they lost 1-0 in the Cup at Firhill last Friday.
Betfred price the Fifers at 8/5 for a win on the road and that looks terrific value given Hamilton’s troubles.
Stuart Taylor’s men have conceded three in each of their last two home games so over 2.5 match goals also appeals at evens with Betfair.
It’s now 13 games without defeat for high-flying Raith Rovers and they have the look of a side who simply won’t accept defeat.
Rovers played most of last week’s Cup tie away to Falkirk with 10 men but still emerged as 2-1 victors.
And when their midweek Challenge Cup tie with Inverness went all the way to penalties it was John McGlynn’s men who came out on top in the shoot-out.
A trip to windy Arbroath in December is arguably their toughest test of mettle with Dick Campbell’s side also riding high.
Raith are 17/10 with McBookie but it might be safer backing them in the draw no bet market at 20/21 with the same firm.
There’s a huge clash at the other end of the table as Morton host Ayr, with just one point separating them.
Only goal difference is keeping Ton above Queen of the South at the foot of the table.
Queens host Partick Thistle today and it’s another game that doesn’t promise thrills.
The Jags have kept seven clean sheets in a row while Allan Johnston’s strugglers have scored just four times in their last seven games in the Championship.
Betting against BTTS pays 11/10 at BetVictor and looks great value.
The big game in League One sees Falkirk head to Queen’s Park and you have to fancy the Spiders.
Laurie Ellis’ men are 24/19 with SBK for the win and that looks decent with the Bairns losing their last two matches.
- Dunfermline to win (8/5, Betfred)
- BTTS no at Morton (Evs, BetVictor)
- Queen’s Park to win (24/19, SBK)
- Raith Rovers draw no bet (20/21, McBookie)
McBookie Bet Builder
- Combining BTTS no with over 1.5 cards in QoS v Partick pays 102/100.