ANOTHER winner for Willie Duncan last weekend and he’s back for more glory here with a Scottish Championship pick.
Dumbarton v Alloa | Saturday 15:00
I’ve spent most of the week trawling through the archives at WLB Towers trying to find the last time I had something nice to say about Dumbarton.
So far, my search hasn’t produced anything – and I was more than happy to write them off as Championship no-hopers before a ball had even been kicked this season.
However, once the action got underway, the Sons warmed the cockles of my heart immediately by defeating Hibernian on the opening weekend of the season, before following that up with a sensational win against St Mirren in Paisley.
Defeat to Queen’s Park in the Petrofac Training Cup derailed the bandwagon somewhat and they have now suffered three successive losses, having gone down to both Queen of the South and Falkirk in the Championship.
This weekend, though, I fancy Stephen Aitken’s side to bounce back in style against an Alloa Athletic side that has lost all but one of their seven competitive fixtures so far this season.
The Wasps beat Brora Rangers in their first Petrofac Training Cup fixture, but have been beaten in six subsequent matches – including a dismal 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Greenock Morton last time out.
Danny Lennon’s side beat the drop by the skin of their teeth last season but the way that they have started this term suggests that they won’t be quite so fortunate this time around.
Alloa fans will argue that the fixture list hasn’t been kind to their team so far, but shipping twelve goals in four league games and netting just two doesn’t do much for the confidence either.
That’s why I’m backing disciplined Dumbarton to claim their third win of the season when they host the Wasps this weekend. Dumbarton at 19/20 to beat Alloa Athletic is my best bet from Scotland this weekend.
Dumbarton v Alloa – Dumbarton to win (19/20 Skybet)
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