Two Scottish Cup replays on Tuesday. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) takes a look at the best bet.
Airdrie v Morton | Tuesday 19:45
Unlike it’s English counterpart, you can always have faith in the Scottish Cup that the sides will be taking the competition seriously. This looks a cracking wee tie on Tuesday night between these League One sides.
The fact that this original match finished 0-0 seems a bit of an anomaly when you analyse the recent form of these two sides. After firing blanks in their first four league matches, the Diamonds have notched in every one of their following eight games.
Morton boast a similar profile, with goals in 10 of their last 11 League One matches. Alas, this hasn’t escaped the bookmakers attention and Over 2.5 Goals is a best price 7/10 with Ladbrokes. Too short, I’m afraid.
Form-wise, both teams are also in decent nick. Morton have won three of their last four league matches, chinning title favourites Dunfermline as well as leaders Forfar on Saturday.
Airdrie have really improved as the weather has got colder. Just one defeat in seven has seen Gary Bollan’s side climb up to 8th in the table. They beat Stenhousemuir on Saturday and were good enough to take a point at Peterhead.
My ideal bet in this game would be Over 2.5 Goals but the price is too short. So instead I’ll look for something that looks too big. For me, that’s Airdrie. At 2/1 with BetVictor they look overpriced.
While Morton are in good form, they’re still capable of throwing up poor results. Three of their last six league games were defeats, and they came at the hands of Stenhousemuir, Brechin and Ayr. That’s three of the bottom six in the league you know.
Airdrie can be competitive here and I’ll back them off 0 on the Asian Handicap at 11/10 with Bet365. If they draw, I get my cash back.
Airdrie v Morton – Airdrie 0 Asian Handicap (11/10 Bet365)