Scottish Football Tips | 11th April 2015


WILLIE Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) returned to form last week with a brilliant shout on Albion Rovers. This week he focuses on the top-flight.

Partick Thistle v Motherwell | Saturday 15:00

I haven’t had a lot of sleep this week. I listened to Motherwell’s 5-0 demolition of St Mirren on Tuesday night and it left me feeling uneasy.

Since then, I’ve been lying awake at night wondering if I can possibly dismiss all of my pre-conceptions about the Steelmen and put my faith in them this weekend – and I’ve finally concluded that I can.

Why? Well, the price has certainly been a motivating factor; it’s just wrong.

There isn’t much to separate many of the sides in the Scottish top flight and I’m salivating at the prospect of being able to back Motherwell at 3/1 against Partick Thistle this weekend.

The Jags haven’t done anything wrong; it’s been the usual mix of the good, the bad and the ugly from Alan Archibald’s men in recent weeks…but 3/1 for in-form Motherwell?! Too much to resist!

There’s no doubt that Gibraltar, San Marino or even the Dog and Duck could give St Mirren a game at the moment, but the style in which Motherwell slapped the Saints down on Tuesday night impressed me.

‘Well are partying like it’s 2003, with Scott McDonald and Stephen Pearson running the show and top scorer John Sutton – who had to settle for a place on the bench on Tuesday – grabbed two goals for himself after coming on; but 21-year-old striker Lee Erwin ensured that is wasn’t just the Dad’s Army cast taking the headlines, by scoring two himself.

Motherwell might not find a way past Partick Thistle in Glasgow on Saturday, but they are bang in form and I can’t ignore them at 3/1 so I’m going for ‘Well as my best bet from Scotland this weekend.

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Partick Thistle v Motherwell – Motherwell to win (3/1 Betfred)

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Willie is a freelance sports writer, specialising in Scottish football. He has covered Scottish football for more than a decade, working for a variety of betting organisations and media outlets. Away from betting, Edinburgh-born Willie enjoys nothing more than watching his beloved Hearts in action.


  1. Can’t argue with you Willie (as ever) but I am probably going to look for some form of insurance with Motherwell although I have done very nicely off them in their last two games.

    For me the best bet of the weekend is Berwick Rangers at evens at home to CLyde. CLyde are missing a clutch of influential players and with the playoffs still within their grasp (amazingly) I think Berwick will be all out to make this a home win.

    • Profile photo of Chris Graham

      Very interesting Sir. Will keep an eye on that today. Like you, I’m always wary of taking on Thistle, as they can reach the heights some days. Should be an intriguing few weeks ahead. Willie sends his best.

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