Very cautiously going for a shot-shy Aberdeen against the dour St Johnstone but balancing this with a short correct score bet on nil nil. The sheep are hugely dominant in matches but need to find a way to score.
Inverness are good value against a Dunfermline side who are already losing patience with Peter Grant, if they ever had any patience for the underwhelming appointment to begin with.
Making up Tasty Treble is Airdrie at home to East Fife.
Couple of longer priced shots make up a five fold. Partick Thistle and Alloa are both decent sides in their leagues capable of winning – roughly 5/2 each makes them value plays.
Lastly Dumbarton are a nice big price away to Falkirk after a 5-0 demolition of East Fife. It’s worth a small wager at 11/2.
1 point – Aberdeen @ 13/10
1 point – Inverness @ 8/5
1 point – Airdrie @ 11/10
1 point – Partick Thistle @ 13/6
1 point – Alloa @ 5/2
0.5 points – Dumbarton @ 11/2
0.5 points – Aberdeen-0-0 @ 7/1
1 point – St Mirren @ 7/5
1 point – Dundee @ 8/5
1 point – Airdrie @ 15/4
1 point – Annan @ 11/10
I’ve had enough of Scotland being shite. We have a squad now that is worth at least a couple of hunner million, top players in the Premiership, we have never been in a stronger state. Aside from a couple of matches, the drab performances rolled out by Clarkes team are inexcusable but I am willing to take a chance on them finally pulling it together at 9/2. On paper we have better players.
1 point – Scotland @ 9/2
Only 3 kiddies teams left in the Diddy Cup – and I’m betting on all 3 going out – Simples!
Should be men against boys, especially for the Championship teams. Don’t usually go for short odds on teams but here we make an exception. Albion Rovers slightly more risky against a decent St Mirren youth side but should still be taking care of them and some fairly large sums being placed on the Exchange on Rovers…
That’s my Tasty Treble. Add Falkirk at 5/1 away to a Kilmarnock side who may feel that the Diddy Cup is beneath them. Falkirk look a decent outfit this year.
1 point – Albion Rovers @ 9/10
1 point – Morton @ 6/10
1 point – Arbroath @ 9/20
1 point – Falkirk @ 5/1
1 point – Hibernian @ 9/10
1 point – Montrose @ 19/20
1 point – Forfar @ 10/11
1 point – Falkirk @ 6/5
1 point – Hamilton @ 2/1
0.5 point – Arbroath @ 3/1
0.5 point – Stenhousemuir @ 15/2
1 point – Rangers @ 1/2
1 point – AZ Alkmaar @ 13/10
1 point – St Johnstone @ 11/4
1 point – Hamilton @ 7/2
1 point – Queens Park @ 7/5
1 point – Forfar @ 9/5
1 point – Montrose @ 13/10
1 point – Annan @ 7/5
1 point – Motherwell @ 5/2
1 point – Aberdeen @ 14/5
3 aways today. Not huge value and a bit wary tbh since home advantage should be big factor in the first full crowd games but 2 of the 3 have no much fans anyway so we’ll go with it.
1 point – St Mirren @ 23/10
1 point – Motherwell @ 21/10
1 point – Stirling Albion @ 13/10
Noone has a clue what is going on in European competitions any more but in any case there are some Scottish teams playing and we can seek value by remembering how woefully they generally perform against their foreign counterparts.
Bet of the night is Galatasary. They can be had at 11/10 against St Johnstone. Enough said. Rijeka are also 11/10 at home to Hibs. Bit more risky but the Croats are probably still value given our track record.
To complete a Tasty Treble, Celtic are in free-scoring form and with a big crowd back can buck the trend against a team who have probably given up on the tie. They are worth taking to win by more than one goal at 8/11.
As a wee outside addition, a small stake could be afforded on the Icelanders heading to Aberdeen, priced at 8/1. You wouldn’t put it past the Dandy Dons to lose – they’ve done worse.
2 points – Galatasary @ 11/10
1 point – Rijeka @ 11/10
1 point – Celtic-1 @ 8/11
0.5 points – Breidablik @ 8/1
Last nights bets against B teams went ok – 3/4. Disappointing with Brora though who messed up against 10 weans.
Back for more tonight. Slightly higher risk against better Ranges and Celtic B’s, but we are rewarded appropriately. Strongly fancy Peterheid against Dundee kids – can’t see them being up to much.
2 points – Peterhead @ 4/6
1 point – Annan @ 9/4
1 point – Dumbarton @ evens