This week’s Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions is a guest post from Colin Ross.
Irn Bru Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions.
A view from one of Scotland’s top odds-compilers and Scottish football experts.
Thanks to the team at “Scottish Football Tips” for giving me a bit of print space for this short piece.
The jury remains out on the “Challenge Cup”. Is it an unwelcome hinder to the top championship clubs who aspire to a return to the premier league? A step or two too far for clubs in our bottom tier? Somewhere in between for the others?
It has grown in numbers with over fifty clubs now involved. I, for one, see this as a positive step. There are chances for Non-league clubs, Under 20 teams from Premier clubs and invited guests from the top leagues in Wales and Ireland. Who knows? The format tinkered with. The numbers increased even more. The incentives heightened and marketing exposure bettered by the lead sponsor and the SPFL.
For now it remains on the calendar as good competitive fayre in the Scottish season. Furthermore, it should also inspire the Bookmakers to be innovative and strive to increase market share on a weekend of fairly modest soccer.
Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
AT TIME OF WRITING -WED 12 NOON, you would think the layers were trying to price matches involving teams from some dodgy Asian leagues.
Twelve games in total. Ten on Saturday and two on Sunday with only one Non League side, Turrifff United, from the Highland league, and Celtic’s U-20’s side. Yes on paper there are a few tricky games to price, but only tricky, not that difficult to experienced compilers.
With my 17 years of compiling business, and not wishing to boast or gloat, I had the games done, priced and boxed off by8pm on Saturday.
These were passed to my Bookmaking companies by Sunday 3pm. The lack of activity in the market constitutes lethargy and “we’ll get the business Friday, Saturday anyway”.
As a compiler, form student, pro punter and market follower it is sad to see the situation that presents itself this midweek.
However, undeterred and happy to complete my obligation to Scottish Football Tips I will give a few general pointers on Scottish Football punting. In conclusion I will then briefly cover the Challenge cup matches for the weekend.
Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Advice
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This Week’s Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions
All teams will be trying. That’s why one non-league, one under 20’s and only two League Two sides remain. There may well be some line up changes, tweaks here and there younger benches etc. But in main the teams will be close to full strength. In addition full time training and a whole week ahead to work on team for next weekends league fixtures mean my focus will mostly be on Favourites and information gleaned.
With the poor show by bookies at value is almost non-existent and info is only coming in gradually.
Form sides in each league, Hibs Raith, QOS, Alloa, Brechin and Forfar face games where on paper the first four named are strong Favourites. Indeed Raith make the fairly short journey up the East Coast to face Forfar. Two confident sides so at current prices no involvment for me.
Brechin entertain Dunfermline at Glebe park. Gaffer Darren Dodds has his team in great fettle if you factor in the end of least season’s form. New signings Ally Love and Finn Graham have impressed and will test a Pars side still adjusting to life in the Championship. They are also trying to replace main striker Fassail El Bakhtaoui. If some firm offers 4/1 Brechin or 7/5 with the draw I might be tempted.
Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Bet
One bet I may have, price dependent of course, is Stevie Aitken’s Dumbarton going South to old haunt Stranraer. This is one seriously under rated manager, working on the Championship’s smallest budget. Still a player or two to come in, they are every bookies favouritev to be bottom. It’s going to be a tough season and very competitive at the bottom. This is a welcome break and could give the Son’s a big chance. It only becomes a bet if around 5/4 is available.
Scottish Challenge Cup Betting Tips And Predictions Summary
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