A bonanza of selections this week… is it because I have had too much time sunning my raw hide for the past week, or do we have the Perfect 10?
Much opportunity here, but my top 3 would be Raith, Motherwell and Arbroath. Raith should not be getting beaten by Brechin at home, and East Fife are punching above their weight somewhat, (their 4-0 pumping by Dumbarton last week was overdue). Lastly Motherwell are better than their current points tally and they will build on their midweek win against St Mirren against a pretty awful Dundee side. That’s your Tasty Treble!
Staying in Premiership, never keen on betting against St Johnstone – an obstinate, nuisance of a team – however Hibs have to be taken at home at 8/11. And I will also risk a smaller stake on Hamilton. At almost 12/5 at home they are worth it.
In the Champtionship, Queen of The South are frustratingly unpredictable, but we need to take Dundee Utd at home at 20/21. I quite fancy Inverness in the Highland derby, but the generous odds on the draw, (13/5), make more sense for a team that has drawn last 5 games. The fixture also ended up a goalless stalemate last time.
In league 1 we also must consider Dumbarton away at 17/10.
In the bottom league, I’m keen on Cowdenbeath at 19/10 – they are a stronger outfit than last year and can beat Elgin at home. And I’ll put a smaller wager on Stirling to get Kevin Rutkiewicz managerial career off and running, (not so much due to Stirling, more because Berwick are dung).
10 picks – in summary:
2 points – Raith @ 7/10
2 points – Arbroath @ 7/10
2 points – Motherwell @ 4/5
2 points – Hibs @ 8/11
2 points – Dundee Utd @ 20/21
2 points – Cowdenbeath @ 19/10
1 point – Dumbarton @ 17/10
1 point – Stirling @ 7/10
1 point – Hamilton @ 47/20
1 point – Inverness / Ross County draw @12/5