Queens Park v Peterhead Betting Preview

Queens Park v Peterhead betting preview as the spiders meet the blue toon in the the petrofac training cup semi-final from Hampden park in the Scottish Challenge Cup

Queens Park v Peterhead Betting Preview

Petrofac Training Cup

Location: Hampden Park
Date: 14th November 2015.
Time: 16:00

The Spiders manager, Gus McPherson, has won this trophy before with Saint Mirren but that was a very different challenge.

He can point to an earlier victory over Dumbarton of the Scottish Championship for inspiration but that doesn’t reduce the challenge of facing Scottish League 1 side, Peterhead.

The Blue Toon are in the same sixth place in their league but that is a full division above the Scottish League 2 dwellers.

The Spiders form has nosedived since they qualified for the Challenge Cup semi-final by beating Elgin City by the odd goal. Their only win in four games since then came against non-league Stirling University in the Scottish Cup.

They now find themselves just three points from the foot of the table having been challenging at the top just a few weeks ago.

You can’t blame them for taking their eye off the ball. A national cup final would be a huge boost for the players and club. They will be hoping that home advantage will give them something to cling on to.

Peterhead haven’t been in scintillating form either but they have lost just four of their last fifteen games. Coming off the back of a very credible 0-0 draw with big spending Dunfermline will give them plenty of confidence for Saturday.

Goals have been a feature of their play for the most part this season. They overcame Falkirk in a remarkable eight goal game by a 3-5 scoreline already in the Petrofac Training Cup.

Rory McAllister scored all five of those goals and they will be looking to their leading marksman to fire them into a final against either Rangers or Saint Mirren.

The leading scorer in League 1 has scored in ten of his seventeen matches with seventeen goals to his name in all competitions.

Queens Park v Peterhead betting preview in the Petrofac Training Cup challenge cup semi-final from Hampden Park

Queens Park have at least got home advantage for the Petrofac Training Cup semi-final v Peterhead

Queens Park v Peterhead Betting Preview Betting Odds

Having opened at 1.8(4/5) with Skybet you can back Peterhead to win at 2.0(evens) now with McBookie. It’s hard to see past that outcome but backers of the home side can get 3.8(14/5) with Skybet.

With Peterhead’s penchant for goals there is a chance of +2.5 goals coming in and that pays 1.73(8/11) with McBookie and Skybet.

The price is inordinately high for this level due to the semi-final component and the cagey play that usually engenders.

A market I like is ‘Highest Scoring Half’ and the stats suggest the 2nd half could be worth backing in this one. Allied to the fact that latter stages of cup games tend to open up more, particularly if either side is trailing.

Twelve of the nineteen goals in Peterhead’s away games have been scored in the 2nd half. Meanwhile twenty-one of Queens Park’s game goals have been in the 2nd half.

You can back the outcome at 2.0(evens) with Skybet. Goalscorer markets open with McBookie on Thursday and if you can get Rory McAllister around even money to score anytime you should take it.

Queens Park v Peterhead betting preview free football tips and betting tips

2nd Half to be Highest Scoring Half @ 2.0 with Skybet

Rory McAllister AGS @ PRICE DEPENDANT with McBookie

Queens Park v Peterhead betting preview as the spiders meet the blue toon in the the petrofac training cup semi-final from Hampden park in the Scottish Challenge Cup

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