Location: Stair Park
Date: 16th January 2016
This week the Stranraer v Peterhead betting preview is from a guest poster.
Venga01, as he goes by, is very active on the Pie & Bovril forums and his proven himself to be shrewd when betting on Scottish football. Stranraer is his side and he has information to suggest that things are on the up for The Blues.
The best value by far in my opinion, in the Scottish football fixtures, is my own team, Stranraer. Yes Peterhead are on a superb run; yes they won 4-0 at Stair Park very early in the season (albeit in a match that could easily have finished 5-6) and yes they have Rory McAllister.
However two weeks ago there was a big player/management “sort it out” meeting at Stair Park.
For the next 2 league games, Jamie Longworth has returned upside Craig Malcolm in attack, Stephen Bell has slotted in beside Scott Rumsby at the back adding experience and organisation as well as a vocal presence and the balance of the midfield is much better with Scott Robertson holding and Paul Cairney pulling the strings while we have played 2 natural wide players with pace/skill.
The performances are back to that level of last season with the score lines of 5-1 at Stenhousemuir and 1-0 against Ayr flattering the opponents. Cairney ran the show on both occasions. We also beat Peterhead 4/4 last term and picked up a draw 1-1 draw up there earlier when things weren’t going at all well.
Since then Wullie Gibson, arguably the best player in the league last season, has returned. I reckon he will make his first start on Saturday. A midfield including Cairney and Gibson anywhere near their best will be a handful for any side in this league, even Dunfermline.
The only slight issue is that keeper David McGurn remains out so young Max Currie will deputise.
Stranraer v Peterhead Betting Preview Betting Odds
I said last week that I would be looking for a silly value price on Stranraer making the top 4 (unfortunately not one on offer) and that Stranraer would be a team to back at good prices over the next few weekends. I wasn’t expecting anything as high as 3.5 (5/2) from Coral at home to Peterhead. I reckon that will be down to around 2.63 (13/8) by kick off.
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Stranraer WIN @ 3.5 with Coral