WITH just two goals in eight games – and none in the last four – Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com are offering 8-1 Partick Thistle will set a Premiership record of scoring the least amount of goals in a season.
The current record is 23 goals by St Johnstone in 2010-11 (sorry Greg). The Jags travel to managerless Motherwell today and McBookie go 2-1 they fail to net.
McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “Partick Thistle have scored 46 and 48 goals in the last two seasons so you would imagine they will finally find their scoring touch. However, it must be worrying times at Firhill and the game against Motherwell this weekend is massive.”
The firm is offering 100-1 Thistle will beat the Scottish record of 14 games without a goal – set by Stirling Albion in 1981.
Meanwhile, James Fowler is the first mover in the betting to become the next Motherwell manager. The Queen of the South boss has been backed from 14-1 to 6-1 but caretaker Stephen Craigan is the 3-1 favourite.
Ladbrokes have priced what they think will be the highest-scoring match and go:
Greenock Morton v Rangers 9-4
Raith Rovers v Dumbarton 15-4
Alloa Athletic v Livingston 4-1
Hibs v St Mirren 4-1
Falkirk v Queen of the South 5-1
Highest scoring team:
Raith Rovers 5-1
Queen of the South 22-1
St Mirren 33-1
William Hill's Owen Scott has been busy as usual checking the stats and here are some specials he has come up with which may help you make your weekend selections. These are not tips.
CELTIC v HEARTS
Hearts have not scored against Celtic
in their last five meetings.
CELTIC TO WIN TO NIL 11-8
DUNDEE v ROSS COUNTY
Dundee have not beaten Ross County
in their last 10 meetings.
ROSS COUNTY DRAW NO BET EVS
INVERNESS v ABERDEEN
Niall McGinn has scored in two of
Aberdeen's away wins in the league this
season and also scored on his last visit to Inverness.
McGINN TO SCORE AND ABERDEEN WIN 11-4
KILMARNOCK v HAMILTON
Killie have scored in both halves of
their last three matches.
KILMARNOCK TO SCORE IN BOTH HALVES 3-1
MOTHERWELL v PARTICK
Motherwell are unbeaten in last nine
home games against Partick. Partick
have only scored two goals this season.
MOTHERWELL TO WIN TO NIL 10-3
ST JOHNSTONE v DUNDEE UTD
St Johnstone have scored a goal in the
last 15 minutes in their last six
home matches against Dundee Utd.
ST JOHNSTONE GOAL 76TH MIN TO FULL TIME 2-1
ALLOA v LIVINGSTON
The last two matches between these
sides produced four goals in each of
FOUR OR MORE GOALS IN MATCH 7-4
HIBS v ST MIRREN
Since losing to Rangers Hibs have won
five straight matches without losing
HIBS TO WIN TO NIL 2-1
RAITH v DUMBARTON
Raith have beaten Dumbarton in four
of their last five home matches with
both teams scoring in each match
BOTH TO SCORE AND RAITH WIN 11-4
MORTON v RANGERS (Sun)
Martyn Waghorn has scored seven goals
in his last four league matches.
WAGHORN TO SCORE TWO OR MORE GOALS 13-5