After delivering winning selections in each of his last three featured columns, SlipsTips returns to share two selections from Scottish League One on Saturday, with Cove Rangers' clash with Alloa under the microscope.
Cove Rangers vs Alloa (Saturday, 15:00)
Cove Rangers will be aiming to extend their winning run in Scottish League One to eight matches when they entertain Alloa on Saturday.
After making a slow start to the campaign, Paul Hartley’s side have powered up to third place in the table courtesy of a hugely impressive seven-game winning run, the most recent of which was a 3-1 success away at Annan.
As for sixth-placed Alloa, they have made a mixed start to the season, though they did pick up a notable 0-0 draw when hosting league leaders Hamilton last weekend.
Understandably, Cove Rangers come into this games as odds-on 8/11 favourites, however we can back the hosts to overcome a -0.75 start on the Asian Handicap at 19/20 (Bet 365) and that looks like an enticing boost in price.
This selection would deliver a full pay-out if Cove came out on top by two goals or more, with a half-stakes winner banked if the home team pocket the three points via a one-goal winning margin.
Confidence is sky high in the Cove camp right now and a visit from Alloa represents a terrific opportunity to collect another three points.
As already alluded, Paul Hartley’s side have hit a rich vein of form of late, triumphing in each of their last eight outings across all competitions, and another victory here would move them closer to either one or both of Hamilton and Falkirk given that something will have to give between the top-two in South Lanarkshire on Saturday.
That stunning winning streak includes a home win over league leaders Hamilton and a success against a typically-stubborn Montrose team, and it would be fair to say their Clackmannanshire guests aren't of the same calibre as the aforementioned duo.
While the Wasps are no pushovers either, they have fallen to defeat in five of their eight tier three road trips this term, including a 3-0 loss at basement boys Edinburgh last month.
Therefore, with all things considered, backing red-hot Cove Rangers to overcome a -0.75 handicap on Saturday holds plenty of appeal at a shade under even-money with Bet 365.
I’m also going to head to the anytime goalscorer market and back Scottish League One’s leading marksman Rumarn Burrell to get on the scoresheet at 11/10 with McBookie.
The Cove Rangers striker has surged to the top of the scoring charts after hitting hat-tricks in his last two league games and Burrell can add to his goal collection by making the net bulge against Alloa at Balmoral on Saturday.
- Cove Rangers -0.75 (Asian Handicap) – 19/20 (Bet 365)
- Rumarn Burrell Anytime Goalscorer – 11/10 (McBookie)