Last week’s column was a mixed bag with one tip landing, one being refunded and Queen of the South winning but sadly keeping a clean sheet in the process. My only tip on Saturday morning via Twitter was Burton Albion at an overpriced 11/10 to triumph and they duly did.
This week sees the return of the SPL though fresh from their winter break and there are a few games this weekend to get stuck into.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, St Mirren host Ross County in the early kick off live on Sky. Both teams have found the net with regular occurrence recently and both teams to score looks nailed on at 7/9 with Betfair. This should land but a single at those odds won’t return anything to write home about but is a good option for any combination bets to get your Saturday off to a flyer. Instead, back over 1.5 first half goals at 21/10 with Coral. St Mirren have seen 12 goals in the first half of their last 7 games and come out the blocks firing on all cylinders. Danny Lennon sets his team up to attack from the off to enable his side to try and counter and hold on to any lead they can muster at the interval. Similarly, given both teams are languishing at the bottom end of the table, nerves could start to show towards the end of the match so backing the first half to see more goals than the second at 9/4 with Betfred is a wise move.
Both teams to score looks a solid option this weekend up and down the country with many of the usual suspects facing each other. A treble on the matches at St Mirren, Morton and Elgin seeing BTTS returns a rather generous 3/1 with Stan James.
Lastly, in the live match on Sunday we dip into the Third division for The Rangers versus Peterhead. Rangers aren’t ever going to be a backable price to win in the Third Division given the bookies paltry odds for victory each week. This week is no different as they are a best price 2/9 with BetFair to be victorious. Peterhead are no slouches though and the price doesn’t appeal at all. Peterhead are a well organised outfit who struggle up top so I can see this being a tight affair with chances at a premium. The 2/1 on offer with Bet365 for under 2.5 goals is a must given that 10 of the last 11 Peterhead matches have gone under. The last time the teams met the game finished 2-0 to Rangers which only enhances our bet.
St Mirren/Ross County over 1.5 first half goals – 21/10 Coral (click here get £50 free)
St Mirren/Ross County First half to have most goals – 9/4 Betfred (click here get £50 free bet)
BTTS Treble – St Mirren, Morton and Elgin matches – 3/1 Stan James (click here, bet £10 get £10 free)
Rangers/Peterhead under 2.5 goals – 2/1 Bet365 (clcik here get £200 free)
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