The Scottish season may have already begun with the League Cup group stage but now it is time to focus on league matters.
Saturday Scottish Acca – 10/1
- Livingston vs Aberdeen – Aberdeen Win 31/20
- Partick vs Raith – Partick Win 3/4
- Falkirk vs Annan – Falkirk Win 4/9
- Spartans vs Clyde – Spartans Win 4/6
Past Hadrian’s Wall
If you are looking for a tasty weekend wager, then we have four of our very best Scottish bets to whet your appetite.
Continuing The Momentum
The first of our four clashes takes us to the Tony Macaroni, as Livingston play host to Aberdeen. Davie Martindale’s men failed to finish in the top six last season and will be looking for better fortunes this time around.
However, their opening weekend activity sees them paired with an Aberdeen side who finished an impressive third under Barry Robson. With him beginning what he hopes to be his first full season in charge, the former midfielder will look to get off this campaign off to the perfect start.
Of course, there is going to be a weight of increased expectation at Pittodrie and with the Dons also embarking on Europe, one wonders how the squad will cope. However, those continental clashes do not start yet and therefore, I am backing the away win at 31/20.
Dusting Themselves Off
Next up we are off to the team that let promotion to the Premiership slip through their fingers. The team in question is Partick and after the cruel manner of their May play-off defeat, they will now look to put all that behind them.
Kris Doolan’s men found themselves with a three-goal advantage and were 20 minutes away from reaching the promised land. However, they would manage to ship three goals to Ross County in no time at all and eventually lose the penalty shootout that followed.
Now it is time for Partick to take their frustration out on someone and lying in wait this Saturday are Raith. They only managed a midtable finish in last season’s edition of the Championship and therefore, I am backing the home win at odds of 3/4.
Surely Their Season
Now we are off to League One, as the nearly men of the division play host to a team that earned promotion to the third tier just a few months ago. With that description it can only mean Falkirk are playing host to Annan.
The only thing that has been equal to Falkirk’s recent disappointment over the past few years is the upheaval that has taken place off the pitch. Now the club want to put both factors behind them and finally return to Scottish football’s second tier.
Annan finished third in last season’s League Two table but managed to win the promotion play-offs and although they will look to get off to a flyer, their opening fixture could not be more difficult. Therefore, I am backing another home win at odds of 4/9
The New Boys
While my final pick takes me to Ainslie Park and Scotland’s League Two. The new boys of the SPFL are The Spartans and they make their debut against Clyde on Saturday – a Clyde side that looks like it is freefalling down the divisions.
After being cast adrift at the bottom of League One, there is nothing to suggest that Clyde will be returning to that league at the first time of asking. If anything, they look like the team that is going through the relegation trapdoor and into the Lowland League.
Something that Spartans will be fully aware of – especially as they do not want a swift return to outside the SPFL structure. The best way to avoid that is by putting some early distance between themselves and Clyde and this is why a third home win of four at 4/6 is also on the slip.
While if you put all four combinations together, Bet365 are prepared to offer you 9.74/1 in return.