ANOTHER winner for Willie Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) last week and this week he’s dipped into the Scottish non-league!
Edinburgh City v Auchinleck Talbot | Saturday 15:00
It’s the Scottish Cup 2nd Round this weekend and it’s an all-Junior clash that’s caught my attention. The game in question is between Edinburgh City and Auchinleck Talbot at Meadowbank Stadium, and it’s the West Coast side that I’ll be backing here.
Fair play to Edinburgh City, they’ve raised a few eyebrows this season by kicking off the campaign with a 10 match unbeaten run, and they sit top of the Lowland League. No surprise to see Auchinleck Talbot top of the West Super League Premier Division though, Talbot have scored 16 goals already in just 4 games and have conceded a measly 2 along the way. Top class form!
To see quotes of 10/11 for a Talbot victory surprised me and I’m more in line with the 8/13 price that I’ve seen elsewhere. Auchinleck represent a step up in class for Edinburgh City as they’ve been consistently one of the best Junior sides in recent years. They made it all the way to Round 4 in 2011/12 and gave my own side Hearts a real fright at Tynecastle before we sneaked through 1-0. In all honesty, I think Talbot will win comfortably on Saturday and the 10/11 with William Hill represents real value.
Edinburgh City v Auchinleck Talbot – Auchinleck Talbot to win (10/11 William Hill)