Clyde v Elgin City Betting Preview
Ladbrokes Scottish League 1 Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg
Location: Broadwood Stadium
Date: 3rd May 2016
Of all the Scottish playoffs taking place over the next few weeks Clyde v Elgin City could be the tightest of the lot.
Home advantage could be the key to both these ties with little to separate them in the first leg a likely event. Just two points separated them in the final league standings and the head to head stats denote a similar pattern.
Both sides claimed a 1-0 victory on their home patch with a 1-1 draw in the first encounter back in October. Clyde shade the personal grind with a 4-2 win here in November but that looks to be the exception rather than the rule.
Form wise Elgin have the better of it having won their last two games. Those wins reversed some stuttering form that saw them relinquish their grip on automatic promotion but all told they have lost just three of their last eighteen matches.
Clyde won their last game convincingly at home to Stirling Albion but that’s their only win in six of which they lost three. Most observers will accept that Clyde must take an advantage to Borough Briggs on Saturday with Elgin’s home form some of the best in the country.
Looking back over the last ten years twelve of the twenty League 1 playoff semi final first legs have seen less than three goals. With this likely to be a tight affair with neither side giving much away that could be the avenue to approach this game.
Clyde v Elgin City Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Clyde are favourites at a best priced 2.38 (11/8) with McBookie and that price is drifting but unlikely to go far beyond that mark. Elgin are shortening across the board but Marathon Bet are holding firm with their price of 3.2 (11/5) while the draw is 3.65 (45/17) also with Marathon Bet.
Both teams to score backers will get no better than 1.62 (8/13) with bet365 and Ladbrokes and that holds little appeal. For three or more goals Marathon Bet offer a price of 1.75 (3/4) but there may be more value and potential in backing unders at 2.2 (6/5) also with Marathon Bet. It is a bet that you perhaps could lay off if the opportunity arises.
Clyde v Elgin City Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.2 with Marathon Bet