SlipsTips shares a selection from Raith Rovers' clash with Patrick Thistle in the Scottish Championship on Friday night.
Raith Rovers vs Partick Thistle (Friday, 19:45)
The latest round of Scottish Championship fixtures kicks off with Raith Rovers playing host to Partick Thistle on Friday night.
Second in the table Rovers’ dramatic 2-1 win at Inverness last Saturday was further proof that Ian Murray’s men are the real deal in the tier two title race this term.
As for third-placed Partick, they have triumphed in each of their last three league games to fly under the radar to move to within six points off the summit, though they have played a game more than the top-two.
Raith Rovers' will no doubt attract some attention here at 13/10 and better, however I’m happy to opt for an alternative angle by siding with Over 2.5 Match goals at 9/10 with Bet 365
Despite Rovers' strong start to the season, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their opening 13 league games of the season, with just one shutout to show for their efforts across their last eight outings.
What’s more, Over 2.5 goals backers would have been rewarded in five of the hosts’ last six matches across all competitions, and there is plenty of scope for a repeat when in-form Partick Thistle come to town.
The Firhill outfit have been thrilling second tier crowds all season, banging in 28 goals across their opening 14 league games, a tally only topped by table-topping Dundee United.
However, Partick’s high-octane approach coincides with their habit of regularly leaving the back door open, with Kris Doolan’s side silencing their opponents in just three of their 14 Scottish Championship assignments this season to date.
In fact, a whopping 13 of Thistle's 14 league fixtures have featured three or more goals, one of which was an action-packed 2-2 draw when Raith Rovers visited Maryhill on the opening day of the campaign.
Therefore, with all things considered, the 9/10 (Bet 365) about Over 2.5 strikes at Starks Park on Friday night is a price that definitely represents value in a game that promises plenty of excitement and entertainment.
- Over 2.5 Goals – 9/10 (Bet 365)