KILMARNOCK are now in the box seat for the Championship title and McBookie make them 1/2 hot favourites to finish top of the pile.

But it’s still tight at the summit and one slip could open the door for Arbroath and Partick Thistle.

It would be surprise if that stumble came today when struggling Queen of the South head to Ayrshire and Killie’s best price is just 31/40 at Betway.

Kyle Lafferty’s arrival has given Derek McInnes even more firepower and that could make the difference coming down the final stretch in the title race.

But Oli Shaw’s goals have been just as vital and he netted a 12th of the season in last Friday’s derby win at Ayr.

The former Hibs and Ross County man is 11/8 with McBookie for another goal today and that looks pretty decent value.

Having dumped the Honest Men at Somerset in the live TV game, Killie will now be hoping their rivals can do them a favour when Ayr head to Arbroath.

Dick Campbell’s men have yet to beat Ayr this season, losing 1-0 at Somerset in the last meeting after two draws.

And it’s now just one win in seven for the Red Lichties as dreams of a fairytale promotion start to fade.

The form at Gayfield remains strong however so that’s why all the bookies make them odds-on favourites for the win.

It doesn’t look justified on current performances though and I fancy Ayr in the double chance market at 11/10 with McBookie.

Partick’s title push suffered a blow last time as Morton netted late on to claim a 2-1 victory.

The Jags now host Hamilton and betting against goals has been profitable on the Firhill mudheap in recent weeks.

Thistle’s last six games at home have all ended in 1-0 scorelines so betting against BTTS looks a good shout at 10/11 with BoyleSports.

Under 2.5 goals is a bit shorter at 4/5 with the same firm but is still good for accas.

Raith and Inverness both ended bad runs last week and now face each other at Stark’s Park.

I can see goals after that confidence booster and BTTS pays 11/12 at SBK.

The big game in League One sees leaders Cove head to third-placed Montrose.

Paul Hartley’s men have hit their stride again, netting nine times in their last two games, so looks good value at 5/4 (888Sport) for a win.

Backing Annan in League Two has paid off for me in the last two weeks but they now face a Stirling side who have won their last two.

So I’m going for the half-time drawn instead and it pays 59/50 at Unibet.

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