Betfred Scottish League Cup 2nd Round
Location: Indodrill Stadium
Date: 9th August 2016
Alloa Athletic have won all five of their competitive fixtures this season.
They include two 4-0 wins and two wins against opposition from a higher division. The 4-0 win over Peterhead at the weekend underlined their League One title credentials.
You could see the potential under Jack Ross at the tail end of last season. Despite eventual relegation The Alloa Wasps avoided defeat in all of their last five games. They grabbed a point at Ibrox and took all three in a 1-0 home win over Hibs.
But Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be their toughest examination to date. The Caley Jags scored fifteen goals in four league cup matches and can be expected to cause Alloa plenty of problems. Despite succumbing to a 2-0 league defeat at Partick Thistle at the weekend they have plenty of potential.
Kevin McNaughton brings a lot of experience and quality to the backline. And going forward Billy King, Scott Boden and Ian Vigurs scored ten of the fifteen league cup goals between them. While Alloa have been impressive they could struggle to contain such genuine quality.
With at least seven of their Scottish Cup winning side still at the club they should be keen to taste success again. They will know if they win they are only two games away from another showpiece final. As such, they ought to be keen to dispose of the second lowest ranked side left in the competition.
It won’t be easy or comfortable. But Inverness should see the job through and some of the prices are attractive. Alloa’s victory over Ross County was a credit to them but Inverness look sharper than the Staggies at this point.
Alloa v Inverness Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Inverness are as high as 1.8 (4/5) with Skybet and Betfred. Alloa can be backed at 4/1 with bet365 while Betfred are best price for the draw at 3/1. It may be more prudent to back Inverness to score +1.5 team goals at 1.73 (8/11) with Ladbrokes and Coral.
Alloa v Inverness Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Innverness WIN @ 1.8 with Skybet