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Annan Athletic v Montrose Betting Tips And Predictions

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Annan Athletic v Montrose Betting Tips And Predictions

Ladbrokes Scottish League 2

Location: Galabank

Date: 8th November 2016
Time: 19:45

The managers of both Annan Athletic and Montrose should be feeling the pressure.

Jim Chapman at Annan will have been eyeing up a playoff spot after narrowly missing out last season. But three wins in their first ten games has them languishing in mid-table. His side have no problem getting their noses in front but hanging on to a lead is proving elusive.

Annan have actually scored first in each of their last six league games. But they have given up that lead on all but one occasion. They have also let a two goal lead slip twice in that time. Including away to Montrose the last time the sides met.

It’s a remarkable instance that goes beyond this season’s matches. Throughout last season Annan were infamous for letting good leads slip. It’s likely becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy such has been it’s regularity. 

Meanwhile Montrose are in another relegation dogfight and Paul Hegarty has plenty of opposition to his managerial reign. Calls for change were intensified at the weekend as Montrose were party to Edinburgh City picking up their first win in the SPFL. 

To be fair to Montrose they were missing a key player at the weekend in Gary Fraser. He gets pretty much all their goals and should return for the midweek visit to Annan. That gives them a better chance as does their away form which has seen them win their last three games on the road.

All four wins this season, including cups, have been away matches. Although a midweek trip all the way to Annan is a daunting prospect. The Montrose players and fans have a seven hour round trip ahead of them.

Hence it is difficult to look past the home side. But with their tendency to lose a lead they are hard to back.


Annan are favourites at 1.91 (10/11) with Coral. Montrose are available at 4.4 (17/5) withMcBookie. Ladbrokes, Betfair and bet365 are all best price for a draw at 3.8 (14/5).

Backing Annan to score first could be a good option at 1.61 (11/18) with Marathon Bet. That could make excellent acca material. It is a little short though so best to let it drift a little before committing. 

The goals markets are all much shorter than they ought to be and best avoided. Unless you fancy both teams to score NO at 2.68 (32/19) or Under 2.5 goals at 2.63 (13/8).

The best option in my opinion for this game is inplay. Wait for Annan to take the lead as they invariably do. Then, back against them.

It may not come off on this occasion but long term you’re on to a real winner.

Goals Stats

2 of Annan's last 5 league games have seen +2.5 Goals while 4 have seen both teams score.

2 of Montrose' last 5 league games have seen +2.5 goals with 1 seeing both teams score. 

Head To Head Stats

Annan have avoided defeated in the last six head to heads winning twice.

All but one of the last eight have seen both teams score with seven seeing +2.5 goals​.

Best Bet

Annan to score first 

@ 1.61 (let it drift)

with Marathon Bet.

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