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Scottish League Cup Group A Betting Preview

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Group A

Alloa Athletic

Arbroath

Dundee Utd

Elgin City

Ross County

Group B

East Fife

Falkirk

Forfar Athletic

Montrose

St Johnstone

Group C

Cove Rangers

Cowdenbeath

Hearts

Inverness CT

Raith Rovers

Group D

Brechin City

Dundee

Dunfermline

Peterhead

Stirling Albion

Group E

Albion Rovers

Ayr Utd

Greenock Morton

Partick Thistle

Stenhousemuir

Group F

Airdrieonians

Annan Athletic

Berwick Rangers

Hamilton

Livingston

Group G

Clyde

Edinburgh City

Motherwell

Queen Of The South

Stranraer

Group H

Dumbarton

Kilmarnock

Queens Park

Spartans

Saint Mirren

Scottish League Cup Group A Betting Preview

Alloa Athletic

Win 

500/1

Win Group

15/2

Coach

Jim Goodwin

Star Player

Alan Trouten

Jim Goodwin delivered promotion for The Wasps courtesy of the playoffs last season. Acquiring Alan Trouten from Albion Rovers could be a shrewd move if Albion Rovers' top scorer from last season can replicate his form on his return to the Championship. He scored a hattrick in their most recent friendly against League Two side, Berwick Rangers. Greig Spence has also joined from Raith Rovers with young Jake Hastie continuing his progression on loan from Motherwell. 

Arbroath

Win 

500/1

Win Group

10/1

Coach

Dick Campbell

Star Player

Ryan McCord

Arbroath have kept the nucleus of last season's playoff pushing side together. However, having released a chunk of fringe players their most recent friendly saw them field just three outfield substitutes two of which were trialists. Jason Thomson, signed from Raith Rovers, is a capable and experienced defender but it looks like they need more bodies and quickly.  

Dundee Utd

Win 

66/1

Win Group

13/10

Coach

Csaba Laszlo

Star Player

Christophe Rabitsch

Nicky Clark, Frederic Fans, Craig Curran and Callum Booth are all signings who can lay claim to being of an SPFL Premiership standard. But the signing of Christophe Rabitsch from Wolfsberger could be their best bit of business. Promotion is a must for The Arabs this season and they ought to fancy their chances in a winnable League Cup group. Although no fewer than nine new faces have entered the fray so will they take time to gel?

Elgin City

Win 

1000/1

Win Group

25/1

Coach

Gavin Price

Star Player

Shane Sutherland

Elgin City may have lost some of their best players in the close season but they have held on to Shane Sutherland. After an injury ravaged season last time out he scored twice in a friendly at home to Buckie Thistle. Three comfortable wins all against Highland League opposition tells us little but they might hope to catch Ross County cold in their first game. 

Ross County

Win 

33/1

Win Group

5/4

Coach

Stuart Kettlewell

Star Player

Davis Keillor-Dunn

A tumultuous pre season for The Staggies as they shuffle the ranks after relegation from the SPFL Premiership. Gone are the likes of Curran, Schalk, Davies and Naismith to be replaced with a raft of players with Championship experience under their belts. They may be looking to youth to rebuild with the likes of Keillor-Dunn, Lindsay, Declan McManus and Harry Paton likely to play key roles this season. Early friendlies appear to leave a little to be desired if they are to live up to their favourites tag in this Scottish League Cup Group A. 

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Scottish League Cup Group A Betting Preview

With all the Scottish League Cup groups it is important to apply a bit of caution. Many sides will be using these games as an extension to pre season and a couple of lower league teams pipped more illustrious opponents to qualification last season. 

The top two favourites in Group A, Ross County and Dundee Utd, have both seen a merry-go-round of transfer activity over the summer and neither will have finished yet.

In true Dick Campbell style Arbroath will probably wait it out to sign loan players to augment their squad as the league season approaches. But their current group are a capable bunch

Alloa have narrowed their pitch so much defenders will be inside the box to be ten yards away from corners and that may have an impact on goal production. 

On the face of it Elgin City are certainly the weakest of the sides. Their build up has been low key and against inferior opposition so the step up may be difficult. 

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