Ladbrokes Scottish Championship
Location: Paisley 2021 Stadium
Date: 1st October 2016
Live on BBC Alba
If the live match on ALBA is anything like last week’s we are in for a right treat.
St Mirren took part in a seven goal thriller for the second time this season with Dunfermline just nicking it in the end. Well, they nicked it on goals but The Pars were dominant throughout the match.
I expect Falkirk to be equally dominant. The Bairns have turned a poor start around with five wins on the spin. They are now just four points behind Scottish Championship leaders, Queen Of The South, and a mere win behind the favourites, Hibernian.
Peter Houston has got his team playing again and that makes them a danger to everyone. With fourteen goals in those five games the ramshackle St Mirren defence could be in for another torrid time. Live on the telly, too.
But The Paisley Saints have quite a bit of talent themselves going forward. They exhibited that last week by scoring three despite being on the back foot for most of the game. Ryan Hardie scored the best of them and the Rangers loanee earned himself a call up to Scotland U21s.
He is a prospect and a new manager will look to utilise his ability. Another boost came in the return of Rocco Quinn for the first league game of the season. He will add experience and quality to the midfield. They will be a different side when he gets up to speed.
But for the time being and in the absence of a new manager until at least next week all signs point to Falkirk. Even more likely all signs point to quite a few goals. St Mirren have scored in all but one league game and there’s not much to suggest they won’t do so again.
Given Falkirk’s form they should be eyeing up at least one goal.
St Mirren v Falkirk Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
Falkirk are best priced at 2.1 (11/10) with bet365 and others. St Mirren are available at 3.6 (13/5) with Marathon Bet. Ladbrokes are best price for the draw at 3.7 (27/10).
It’s all about goals though and both teams to score is 1.7 (7/10) with Ladbrokes. That’s backable given the likelihood of success. But I would be happy to plump for +2.5 goals at 1.8 (4/5) with Ladbrokes and Coral.
St Mirren v Falkirk Betting Tips And Predictions – Free Football Tips
+2.5 Goals @ 1.8 with Ladbrokes