Scottish football betting tips
Scottish betting preview for matches on weekend of 30th October
This week, looking at the SPL fixtures, there is not a lot of value to be had. Fortunately the First Division looks more fruitful. If you look at the table there is a gap building as the top three teams begin to gather momentum. Raith Rovers, who sit top of the league on 23 points, are hosted by Morton, who sit joint bottom on 9 points with Partick Thistle and Ross County. Dunfermline, who are in second place, host Stirling, who are only 3 points clear of the bottom three and Falkirk play hosts to cash stricken Dundee.
Morton have been suffering from some woeful form at Cappielow this season, chalking up only one victory thus far. Raith Rovers have not been in stellar form away from home but their overall form has been steady and consistent, which is represented by their ascendance to the top of the table. Morton have been suffering somewhat of a goal drought at home, scoring only once in front of their home fans in their last 6 home games. With these numbers it is very hard to predict anything other than an away win at a best priced 11/10 with Bet 365.
Falkirk come into this game on the back of a domineering performance against SPL side Aberdeen in the cup midweek. Dundee got the upper hand last time these two sides met, on the opening day of the season but, with their perilous financial position and the SFL’s decision on their punishment for entering administration looming, they are not the same side that faced the Bairns that day. Several key players have been let go and the management team of Gordon Chisholm and Billy Dodds has been lost, leaving Dundee a shadow of the team that started the season. This puts Falkirk in a prime position to capitalise and take all 3 points from this fixture. They are a best price 8/13, available with a number of bookmakers.
Dunfermline has turned East End Park into a fortress so far this season. They are unbeaten at home and I don’t feel the Bino’s have the required man power to storm the gates this weekend. This game is by no means an easy game for Dunfermline. Stirling toppled Raith Rovers in their last away game. This aside, on paper Dunfermline are the stronger team with the better form. Also, Stirling haven’t won at East End Park since 1993. The home team are a best priced 4/9 with Stan James.
Recommended bets for Celtic vs Rangers
As a single bet these games do not offer much value for your average punter but as a top three treble excellent value is there to be had. Bet 365 offer the best returns with £47.50 for a £10 Stake. This is well worth getting on. Elsewhere in Scotland, Ayr (6/4) are a solid shout to beat Peterhead away from home and value is to be had backing Livingston (19/20) who are away to Forfar.
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By Neil Macintosh