St Mirren v Raith Rovers Betting Preview
Location: Paisley 2021 Stadium
Date: 22nd March 2016
This game is between two sides in pretty decent form and it is hard to call.
Not that calling it is something you should generally worry about. The thing to concentrate on here are the goals markets with what looks like a genuine opportunity at the prices.The bookies expect there to be goals in this game and they have plenty of reasons to justify those thoughts.
This is The Paisley Saints last shot at the playoffs so if they fail to win any hopes of promotion are completely done and dusted. With the threat of relegation pretty much taken care of they can go all out to win this game and that can often lead to goals.
That’s not so much the case for Raith Rovers though. Simply avoiding defeat would be their best strategy. A point would take them eight points clear of Morton in fifth and effectively seal the deal on the playoff spot with Morton to come on Saturday.
And their recent record, the most recent 4-3 win for Raith excepted, doesn’t necessarily tally with the bookies expectations. St Mirren have seen just three of their last eight games go over 2.5 goals while for Raith it is merely four.
Where you to offer me even money on either outcome of under or over 2.5 goals I would take over in this instance. But at the prices the bookies are offering if you’re not backing under you have a leak in your betting strategy.
St Mirren v Raith Rovers Betting Preview Betting Odds
The +2.5 goals markets is where the value could be with UNDER 2.5 goals at a remarkably high 2.9 (19/10) with Coral and McBookie. Obviously that makes +2.5 goals incredibly short at a best 1.55 (11/20) with Marathon Bet.
Those prices even make under 3.5 goals very backable at a high of 1.8 (4/5) with Coral.
St Mirren v Raith Rovers betting preview free football tips & betting tips
UNDER 2.5 goals @ 2.9 with McBookie