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)
- Ladbrokes are sponsoring the Scottish league this season and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to pick up a huge prize.
- Join SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes here and claim your £50 matched free bet.
- When you sign up via that specific link send us an email at [email protected] telling us you’ve joined.
- Once verified we’ll set you a challenge. Pass the challenge and we’ll double your sign up offer!
- Didn’t open your Ladbrokes account via our link above? Sadly you won’t qualify for the double prize.
- Any questions? Get us at [email protected]
World Cup 2018: The Ultimate Betting Guide
Our 130-page spectacular, World Cup 2018: The Ultimate Betting Guide, is available to buy NOW!
The interactive magazine includes previews, videos, stats and tips for all 32 teams, features on Outright Winners, Top Goalscorer, Refs & Cards, Dark Horses, Flops, Knock-out Betting and much more.
22 football experts contribute to our Ask the Experts feature and there’s over 5 hours of exclusive audio with 5 of the planet’s most respected reporters who discuss the chances of each nation with our very own Mark O’Haire.
And if that wasn’t enough there’s a free bet up for grabs with our partners Ladbrokes.