A tough looking card in Scotland this weekend, where just 4 of the 16 fixtures in the top three divisions have odds-on favourites. I’m trusting recent form as the reasoning for both selections. Good luck!
Brechin City v Forfar Athletic
Despite a 4-0 reverse at the hands of Dunfermline last weekend, The Loons had started the season particularly well and still find themselves just two points off top spot. Ten points from twelve before that defeat, scoring eleven and conceding just three, showed that Dick Campbell has his sights on automatic promotion this season, after being pipped by Morton on the final day in May. In contrast, Brechin have had a shocker. Seven defeats from seven this season, scoring just four in the process, Darren Dods is finding it difficult to replicate the achievements of Ray MacKinnon last term. It’s a derby, but I fancy Forfar to have more than enough to see off their Angus rivals, so have some of William Hill‘s odds of 1/1.
Greenock Morton v Dumbarton
Our friends from Renfrewshire have been known to cause a gambling headache from time to time, but I’m following form and backing Jim Duffy to bank all three points from Cappielow. ‘Ton have started the season in superb fashion, and are deservedly sitting fourth in the Championship table. Three wins on the bounce away from home has increased confidence at the club, and with almost a full strength squad to select from, ‘Ton should have too much for Dumbarton. The Sons had an excellent start themselves, wins over Hibs and St Mirren in their first two league matches, but have lost their last three in the league, scoring just once, and were knocked out of the Challenge Cup at Queen’s Park. Manager Aitken is following on from a miracle worker in Ian Murray, and is beginning to find life tough in the second tier. Morton are 21/20 in William Hill.