THE only online bookmaker listing first-scorer prices on all SPFL games are – and Damian Walker is back with his popular first-scorer tips.

It’s a great service they provide and we’ve teamed up with the Scots firm to look at some of the best bets from the Scottish lower leagues.

Also leave your pick of first scorers at the end of this article for a chance to win a £10 free bet with Last week's only winner was Lyall with Stranraer's Jamie Longworth at 19-5. Email mrfixit@dailyrecord with your McBookie username to claim the prize.

You can choose this weekend from the Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two. One correct entry will be picked at random to win the prize. Quote player, team and his odds – and a reason if you like.

Here is man Damian Walker's Saturday selections.

He says: When tipping up Dunfermline’s Joe Cardle at 9-1 for the first goal last weekend I hardly expected him to follow his fourth-minute opener with two more goals!

But this Pars side is full of goals and after just five games they have a goal difference of +16 which is the same as Rangers in the Championship.

Dunfermline were chalked up at 7-2 back in July but five games in they are now just 1-3 and on Saturday host Ayr, their closest market rivals for the title at 7-1.

While fully expecting the Pars to win the league it is surely too early to chalk the Honest Men up at 5-1 for their visit to East End Park.

Ayr sit just two points behind the Fifers and are probably more like 7-2 chances for this game so there could be some value in the first scorer betting on them.

Blackburn striker Jordan Preston is in his second loan spell at Ayr and last season scored five times from 14 appearances in a struggling side that won just four of those games.

He hit form again last Saturday scoring twice against Stenhousemuir in a 5-2 win. McBookie make him 10-1 to score the game’s opening goal which looks fair given the relative results of the two teams this season.

Staying in League One and Airdrie took nine games to achieve their first win last season but have hit form a good bit earlier this campaign winning their last three matches.

At the time of writing the Diamonds are 7-4 outsiders for their visit to Cliftonhill and I wouldn’t be surprised if they are favourites over Albion Rovers come kick-off at 3pm on Saurday.

McBookie have long rated Airdrie boss Gary Bollan and he has brought in 11 players this season – either purchased or on loan – mostly from clubs playing at a higher level.

The Diamonds may prove the biggest threat to Dunfermline and yet can still be backed at a general 16-1 ew. Airdrie striker Bryan Prunty has a fantastic goals-to-games ratio – scoring 14 from 27 starts this season and 31 from 67 while at Dumbarton. He is 5-1 with McBookie to score the first goal on Saturday.

In League Two I am going once again for highly-rated striker Nathan Austin. He has scored in five of his last seven appearances and McBookie make him 5-1 second favourite behind Elgin’s Craig Gunn at 7-2 to be the League Two top scorer.

Austin gets a great chance to increase his goals tally this weekend with East Fife entertaining an Arbroath side that is in freefall. The Smokies are without a win in seven games this season, having lost six of them and drawn the other.

They finished last season winning just two of their last 21 matches and Austin is 4-1 with McBookie to continue their misery with the first goal of the game.

Recommended Bets

Preston (Ayr) 10-1
Prunty (Airdrie) 5-1
Austin (East Fife) 4-1

Can you find a winner!

Damian Walker

  1. theresa higgins 3 years ago

    Charlie Mulgrew 19/1 @ McBookie

  2. Richardo 3 years ago

    Nathan Austin @ McBookie @ 5-1

  3. Eye on the prize 3 years ago

    Andy Murdoch Cowdenbeath 8/1@mcbookie

  4. William MacFarlane 3 years ago

    F El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline) @ 18/5

  5. Sandra Stevenson 3 years ago

    Keatings of Hibs to score 1st, price 9-2

  6. John smith 3 years ago

    Michael Moffat 18/5 @McBookie

  7. Fitba Tips 3 years ago

    Smart Osadolor @ 6/1 with McBookie

  8. Neil Renton 3 years ago

    Leigh Griffiths 19/5 For Celtic v Aberdeen please! Thanks!

  9. Liz Campbell 3 years ago

    Woods (Queens Park) 4-1

  10. Diane MacFarlane 3 years ago

    N Austin (East Fife) @ 4/1

  11. Donald Priest 3 years ago

    Jason Cummings
    4/1 with McBookie

  12. Andrew Morrison 3 years ago

    Waghorn 3/1. @McBookie

  13. malcolm caithness 3 years ago

    St Johnstone v Hamilton

    Alexandre DAcol

    Odds: 5.250 @ McBookie

  14. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    Lee Wallace for RANGERS @12/1 with McBookie GL.

  15. Dennis The Menace 3 years ago

    Mistake with my username on the above comment.
    Rooney ( Aberdeen ) @ 13/2

  16. cockerspaniel 3 years ago

    Rory /McALLISTER 19/5 @ McBookie

  17. Kevin McKenna 3 years ago

    Jozo simunovic 30/1 @ mcbookie

  18. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    In all fairness I should point out to all that if you do not quote the player, his team and odds your entry will be invalid .
    Last week I forgot to mention Lee Wallace plays for Rangers ,16/1 winner after 4 mins ,hope some followed ,GL.

  19. Bingo 3 years ago

    Gedion Zelalem, Rangers @ 14/1 McBookie

  20. Lyall 3 years ago

    You’ve been unlucky Duncan, but if it’s any consolation, I’ve had a few weeks where I’ve been right, but not been the lucky one to be picked out.
    I’d have hoped you’d win this week if you didn’t keep picking a player from Rangers…

    I’m on Scott Robertson of Hibs at 11/1 at McBookie.

  21. Lyall 3 years ago

    I’ve stuck a quid on Lee Wallace in any event.

  22. Liamaldinho 3 years ago

    James keatings hibs 9/2 mcbookie

  23. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    Lyall ,maybe I should just have said read the rules ,not sour grapes as I have won a couple of times before ,but hurt that you think I’m a Rangers fan ,just that there is more value in Wallace than Griffiths Good Luck All.

  24. tonytanaka 3 years ago

    Bryan Prunty (Airdrie) 5/1 McBookie

  25. Dougie Givens 3 years ago

    Kenny McLean,Aberdeen, 15/1 @ McBookie.

  26. GEORGI GOGOV 3 years ago

    MORTON V DUMBARTON – Steven Craig ( Dumbarton) odds 17/2 with @ McBookie.

  27. jimmy 3 years ago

    Griffiths ist goal for Celtic 19/5 @mcbookie

  28. Danny Gallagher 3 years ago

    McCluskey Morton 6/1 with McBookie

  29. austin hay 3 years ago

    Liam Boyce 13/2 @ mcbookie

  30. Ian M 3 years ago

    Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) 7.50 @ McBookie

  31. iain sutherland 3 years ago

    ivanovic chelsea 25/1 mcbookie

  32. Ian Conway 3 years ago

    Steven Maclean, St Johnstone,6/1 at MCBOOKIE

  33. MiniDuff 3 years ago

    Kane Hemmings (Dundee) 15/2

  34. Gerard Gallagher 3 years ago

    Stewart Raith 13/2 McBookie

  35. owensjay 3 years ago

    fayssal el bakhtaoui-dunfermline v ayr

  36. Lyall 3 years ago

    Cheers Duncan. I’m £12richer thanks to you.

    Surely you must win the competition this week!

  37. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    My Pleasure Lyall ,Plenty Winners this week .

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