THE only online bookie that lists SPFL and first-scorer prices for every game are McBookie.

McBookie's Damian Walker is back with his first-scorer tips and he's also challenging punters to pick their own.

Every week one person with a correct prediction will be chosen at random to win a £10 bet – and if you backed your tip with McBookie with at least a fiver they'll double the prize to £20.

You can comment with your pick here and give any reasoning but to enter the contest you have to email

Quote player's club and first-scorer price with McBookie – Scottish league and cup games only – for a chance to win. There were no winners last week.

Here is Damian with this weekend's selections.

He says: “The Scottish Cup returns this weekend and I very much like the look of the all-SPFL tie between League One sides Dumbarton and Forfar.

“The Loons made a great start to the season winning five of their first six games – three in the League Cup and two in the league.

“Since then they have won just once from their next 13 games and have lost their last six matches in a row, scoring on just three occasions.

“That is relegation form and sure enough it has taken them to joint bottom of the League One table on 10 points.

“Dumbarton, on the other hand, started their season abysmally – losing six of their first seven games. Since then their fortunes have revived somewhat – winning five, drawing three and losing four of their next 12 games.

“And last weekend they led title favourites Falkirk until a 90th-minute penalty denied them all three points.

“Dumbarton entertain Forfar in the Cup this weekend which is a repeat of the October league fixture when the Sons ran out 3-1 winners.

“When pricing this game up in my head before seeing the real bookies’ prices I had Dumbarton as 8-11 favourites yet they are actually available at odds against at 21-20.

“This makes Forfar just 11-5 to win just their second game from their last 14 matches. That looks like rotten value so Dumbarton are the bet.

“Dumbarton striker Issac Layne ended a six-game drought with the first goal of the game against the Bairns last weekend.

“That was his seventh goal of the season from 16 appearances and he is 4-1 with McBookie to open the scoring once again on Saturday.

“In the Championship there is a big game in what is very much looking to be the race to finish second to Dundee United.

“Inverness Caley Thistle host Dundee and the bookies make the home team favourites for this match.

“This is a little surprising as Caley have lost their last two league games by 3-0 and drew 0-0 with Clyde last weekend in the Challenge Cup.

“I wouldn’t want to take 13-10 about a side that hadn’t scored a goal in four-and-a-half hours of football so for me the value lies with the visitors who had won their last three matches prior to a 2-0 Dundee derby defeat at the hands of the Arabs.

“Dundee striker Kane Hemmings has scored three times from his last three matches and is 5-1 with McBookie to make it four from four with the first goal.

“Returning to the Scottish Cup and League Two side Elgin City might be a bit of value at 9-2 at home to Alloa from the Championship.

“Elgin had won five on the trot before drawing away to Edinburgh City and then losing 3-2 away to League One side Raith Rovers in the Challenge Cup.

“A long trip to the Highlands is not an ideal for Alloa and don’t forget the Wasps lost at home on penalties after drawing 3-3 with Elgin in the League Cup back in July.

“Once again I am going for Shane Sutherland at 6-1 with McBookie to score the first goal of the game.”

Recommended Bets

  • Layne (Dumbarton) 4-1
  • Hemmings (Dundee) 5-1
  • Sunderland (Elgin) 6-1

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