Stranraer v Livingston Betting Preview
Location: Stair Park
Date: 4th May 2016
Livingston are strong favourites to win this playoff race and retain their place in the Scottish Championship.
And rightly so. Livi have made a good fist of avoiding the relegation playoff position. A look at their form suggests differently with just two wins in their last eight matches but they had some tough asks in those games.
Those two wins came against Falkirk and Rangers and they put it right up to Hibs, Morton and St Mirren amongst others. At home they have lost just three in nine with the afore mentioned sides all failing to win at the Toni Macaroni.
Stranraer won’t be an easy fixture as the league one side are on a great run of form of their own. They had probably all but given up on the playoffs until a run of nine wins and four draws in their last sixteen matches brought them back into sight. They have won six and drawn one of their last seven home matches and will undoubtedly fancy their chances of a first leg win.
But over the piece Livi look to have a little too much quality in their ranks to be overcome. They have real quality up front in Liam Buchanan and Jordan White who are both on double figures for goals this season. Charlie Telfer and Sam Stanton were added on loan in January and will have plenty to offer over the playoff games.
With both Ayr and Peterhead stumbling badly in recent weeks Livingston could and should be plying their trade in the Championship again next season.
Stranraer v Livingston Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Livingston are drifting and getting ever more tempting at 2.03 (30/29) with Marathon Bet. Stranraer have shortened to 3.8 (14/5) with Boylesports while the draw is available at 3.8 (14/5) with Marathon Bet.
This game could be cagey so goals have little to no appeal at 1.85 (17/20) for +2.5 goals. Both teams to score is in the same boat at no better than 1.8 (4/5) with bet365.
The best bet from this tie could well be to back Livingston to win the playoffs outright at 2.25 (5/4) with McBookie.
Stranraer v Livingston Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Betting Tips
Livingston to win the playoffs outright @ 2.25 with McBookie