International week… yawn.. I’ll spend most of my time relaxing in my pigsty rather than watching friendlies… speed ye back real football.
There’s not much to choose from, but there is some value to spot… just don’t put the mortgage on it. Cup games are never easy to predict, particularly ones where teams from different countries are competing, but we’ll have a go.
Best value I can find is Alloa away at 7/2. They will be buoyed somewhat by the news that their outstanding manager Jim Goodwin is still with the club. Dundee Utd will play kids and reserves, Alloa are favourites for me here, and 7/2 is great value.
We are too late on the prices for Sligo at home to Livingston kids… already 1/4 but even that is value, as is Coleraine at 1/3 against Formantine in Oran Kearneys farewell match – good coupon fillers, or a good double at 4/6.
Lastly a couple of more risky cross border selections – I’ll take Falkirk at home to be too strong for Connahs Quey – they will be keen to win a match of any sort, and Dunfermline should be stronger than Boreham Wood… a bit of a stab in the dark there but the Boreham fans don’t seem too fussed by this competition and the 5000 or so Dunfermline fans can spur them on to victory down there.
2 points – Alloa 7/2
1 point – Falkirk 5/6
1 point – Dunfermline 7/4
3 points – Sligo Rovers, 1/4
3 points – Coleraine 1/3