SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Queen of the South's Scottish Cup tie with Hibs on Monday night.
Queen of the South vs Hibernian (Monday, 19:45)
The Scottish Cup Third Round concludes on Monday night as Queen of the South play host to Hibernian at Palmerston Park.
Jack Ross' side are firmly in the driving seat to finish third in the Scottish Premiership but the Hibees Scottish Cup mission will be fuelled by memories of their historic Hampden triumph in 2016.
However, Scottish Championship outfit Queen of the South could present a potential banana skin and I suspect this cup clash could be closer than the odds suggest.
The Doonhmaers have punched above their weight in the second-tier this season and they will be buoyed by their brilliant 3-2 win at Hearts last time out.
The hosts are huge underdogs here at a whopping 7/1 with William Hill , however, there is an alternative angle that I'm more attracted to when making use of the Build Your Odds feature.
If we combine over zero Queen of the South goals alongside Queen of the South with a + 3 start on the handicap we will be presented with a nice looking 5/6 play.
Allan Johnston's side have scored in each of their last 14 Scottish Championship matches and it's worth noting that they have notched up two or more strikes in four of their last six league outings.
What's more, Queens have made the net bulge in all but one of their home games this term and the high-flying hosts could have the tools to trouble a Hibs team who are without a clean sheet in four matches.
Indeed, Hibs' squad is stacked with superior quality, but Ross' rearguard was breached during cup ties with Alloa, Brora Rangers, Cove Rangers and Dundee earlier this season, and I fancy Queens to follow suit on Monday night.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder has banked in each of Queen of the South's last 14 matches and that adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula at Palmerston on Monday night.
- Queen of the South Over 0.5 Match Goals & Queen of the South + 3 Handicap – Build Your Odds – 5/6 (William Hill)