IT’S all about a League Two side this weekend for Willie Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) in Scotland.
Albion Rovers v Berwick | Saturday 15:00
Hearts are champions in the Scottish Championship (and congratulations to those of you who backed me to mention that in my first sentence!), but the title is still very much so up for grabs in League Two.
It seems that nobody wants to come up from Scotland’s bottom tier with all of the sides challenging at the top seemingly determined to stumble over the line rather than stroll home in style.
Arbroath, for example, made a tremendous start to the season but have picked up a paltry seven points so far in 2015.
League leaders Albion Rovers seemed to be the exception to the rule, consistently churning out good results – until they nosedived in dramatic fashion last weekend, suffering a 3-0 thumping against Elgin City.
However, I’m willing to accept that last week’s defeat was merely a blip for Darren Young’s men and I’m backing them at home – at odds against – to come roaring back against Berwick Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
Prior to the defeat against Elgin, Albion had racked up five successive wins in League Two – including a comfortable 2-0 win over Saturday’s opponents down at Shielfield Park in February.
Colin Cameron’s men have gone five matches without defeat and showed plenty of guts in coming back from 3-1 down to secure a 3-3 draw against Elgin in midweek – but a trip to Cliftonville is an entirely different prospect.
It’s worth noting, too, that the long, long road from Berwick to Elgin and back again won’t have done any good for Colin Cameron’s part-timers and I think that they might well be a bit flat on Saturday afternoon.
I didn’t expect to see Albion at odds against this weekend – but I’ll take it! Albion Rovers at 21/20 to beat Berwick Rangers is my best bet from Scotland this weekend.
Albion Rovers v Berwick Rangers – Albion Rovers to win (11/10 BetVictor)
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