SlipsTips returns to share a selection from Scottish League Two on Saturday, with Peterhead's meeting with Stranraer under the microscope.
Peterhead vs Stranraer (Saturday, 15:00)
Peterhead will be looking to preserve their place at the top of Scottish League Two when they square off with Stranraer at Balmoor on Saturday afternoon.
After enduring a miserable 2022/23 campaign that led to them being demoted to the fourth tier, the Blue Toon are showing no signs of a relegation hangover having won each of their last five league games to move to the summit of the standings.
As for sixth-placed Stranraer, they snapped a five-game losing run with a 3-1 success when entertaining basement boys Elgin City last Saturday.
However, it goes without saying that the Blues face a much tougher test this weekend when they make the long trek north to take on pacesetting Peterhead.
That is reflected in the 1×2 betting, with the home win training at a general 8/11, however we can be back the league leaders to score Over 1.5 Goals at 4/5 with Bet 365 and that looks an enticing alternative angle of attack.
As already alluded to , Peterhead are in the midst of a five-game winning streak, striking twice or more in four of those five fixtures.
In fact, co-managers Jordon Brown and Ryan Strachan have seen their side land multiple blows in six of their 10 tier four tussles this term, which does not augur well for the Blues’ brittle backline.
While Stranraer are relatively comfortable in mid-table at the moment, they have earned the unenviable tag as the leakiest defence in the division, giving up 22 goals across their opening 11 games of the season.
Upon closer inspection, Scott Agnew’s side have conceded twice or more in five of their last six league outings, a sample that has seen them ship 5,2,3,4,4 and then once against what is a hapless Elgin outfit last time out.
Therefore, with all things considered, backing high-flying Peterhead to hit two more goals on Saturday at 4/5 (Bet 365) is a price that definitely represents value.
- Over 1 Peterhead Goal – 4/5 (Bet 365)