For the second week running I’m putting money on a draw, actually 2 this week.
I generally avoid draws as they are the bookies friend, however play off first legs are cagey affairs and there is little to choose between these sides. In both Montrose v Morton and Stranraer v Dumbarton, all 4 sides wont be too unhappy to take a draw to teh second leg, and with no fans to spur them on we could not too many chances taken, 0-0’s or 1-1’s likely. Add to the equation that wee Gus is in charge of Morton and they’ve drawn their last 5 games and it add more weight to teh argument.
To complete the Tasty Treble I’m also going against what has served us well this season and backing the shorter priced favourite in Cove Rangers. As the season draws to a close I think we are seeing things play a bit closer to form. No crowds have less of an impact as the seriousness of the occasions give the players all the motivation they need. Still, going by form you’d think Airdrie are a good price, however Cove have a few big game players in there, one even having played in an FS Cup Final. I think the Teuchters will be desperate to take something into the second leg so I am going to side with them to do that at evens.
That’s the Tasty Treble folks!
1 point – Cove Rangers @ evens
1 point – Montrose-Morton @ 5/2
1 point – Stranraer-Dumbarton @ 12/5