Scottish Football: Loons to dismiss struggling Rangers, says Willie Duncan

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SCOTTISH football bible Willie Duncan (@Willie_Duncan) is chasing a seventh successive wining NAP.

Berwick v Forfar | Saturday 15:00

Forfar is more famous for its steak bridies than its football team, but Gary Bollan’s men are doing their best to change things this season.

The Loons are League Two leaders by a distance and I fancy them to, at least, maintain their advantage at the top of the table by beating Berwick on Saturday afternoon.

Forfar are in fine form; they have been beaten in just one of their last 15 league matches, winning seven of their last 10.

Multitude of sins

Berwick battered Annan Athletic in their last game at Shielfield Park, but that result masks a multitude of sins.

John Coughlin’s side have won just three of their last 18 matches and, in fact, the Wee Rangers have bagged just three wins in 14 on home soil all season – twice against Annan and once against fellow strugglers Stirling Albion.

Considering their dismal run of form, it is somewhat surprising that Berwick sit seventh of 10 in the fourth tier, but Coughlin’s charges are just six points ahead of basement boys, Cowdenbeath, and the Blue Brazil have two games in hand.

It is not impossible, then, that Berwick could be sucked into a scrap for survival in League Two unless they can improve their form, but Saturday’s fixture looks like a tough place to start.

Forfar in fine fettle

Forfar have dropped just two points from their last five fixtures on their travels, while Bollan’s men have found the net in each of their last seven games away from Station Park.

Furthermore, the Loons have lost just one of their dozen League Two away games so far this season and, with a seven point lead at the top, only the most ardent of Berwick fans would fancy the Wee Rangers to derail Forfar this weekend.

William Hill offer 10/11 for an away win and there’s plenty to like about that price when Bollan’s title-chasers head south.

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Berwick v Forfar – Forfar to win (10/11 William Hill)

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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.

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