Our Saturday football accumulator is an 11/2 treble that comes courtesy of selections from all…
Tomorrow it’s Saturday, and the 3PM kick-off matches are back! Let’s hope we can celebrate in style with this accumulator, which pays out at just over 4/1.
We’ve only got the Scottish Challenge Cup matches to choose from as league action is still a few weeks away. But the new league season is getting closer. Let’s hope these three teams all start their cup campaigns with a win.
Brora Rangers FC V Alloa Athletic. 3PM
Our first selection from Dudgeon Park as Highland Football League champions Brora look to cause an upset against Alloa. However, the hosts should expect a difficult test against their Scottish Championship opponents.
Brora won their division last year but were unable to gain promotion. That underlines the gulf in quality, and the gap is only widened further by the extra two divisions Richard Britain’s men can be quietly confident of scoring, but keeping out the visitors could be a difficult task.
Danny Lennon’s men scored nine in a friendly on Monday, and the likes of Omar Kader and Michael Duffy will fancy goals here. That extra firepower should give the Wasps the edge and we’d expect them to win.
Strange things can happen at this time of season, especially as players are still working their way back to full fitness. But we can’t see their being any major upsets here.
[quote_center]Alloa Win @ 8/15 with Bet365[/quote_center]
Livingston V Clyde. 3PM
Livingston start their 2015/16 campaign with a home clash against Barry Ferguson’s Clyde, and Almondvale will expect to see a home win.
The Scottish Championship side might not be as good as they once were, but Mark Birchall will be eager to build on the success of his caretaker role last term. The striker’s experience may come in handy on the pitch too. With the likes of Gary Glen and Craig Sives in the team, the hosts shouldn’t be short of confidence in any department.
Clyde finished mid table in League Two last term and that gulf in quality should show, especially as they also concede home advantage. The visitors will look to frustrate their superior opponents, but we’re not sure they can hold out for a full 90 minutes.
Livingston hit five goals in a friendly on Friday, so hopefully they won’t take too long to get running here. If they do get their noses in front, it would be hard to see them lose that lead.
[quote_center]Livingston Win @ 4/6 with Bet365[/quote_center]
Morton V Dumbarton. 3PM
Greenock Morton were brilliant as they clinched the Scottish League One title last season and Jim Duffy will be hoping to see his men start this season in similar fashion as they take on Championships rivals Dumbarton at Cappielow Park.
The hosts scored a lot of goals last term and will be optimistic of more against an away defence that shipped 79 league goals in 2014/15. Morton have some decent strikers among their ranks. If they can get the ball up to Peter MacDonald and Bobby Barr then we should see goals.
Dumbarton lost seven of their final 10 away games last year and those troubles are likely to continue for Stephen Aitken’s men. Their dodgy defence will be a problem while they don’t score regularly enough either. League survival will be their sole aim in 2015/16, and we doubt they’ll lose much sleep over an early exit in this competition.
It could be tight, but we think home advantage will see Morton through.
[quote_center]Morton Win @ 11/10 with Bet365[/quote_center]