Scottish Betting Preview & Tips: City slickers to shine


SCOTTISH football aficionado Gerry Taylor (@thefurlongpole) continues his new column, sharing his NAP, next best and long shot ahead of the weekend action.

NAP – Edinburgh City to score Over 1 Goal (5/6 Bet365)

Most people would expect league leaders Queen's Park to be the top scorers in League Two, but it's actually Edinburgh City with 20 goals (the Spiders are on 18 goals, the same total as Elgin).

James McDonaugh's men have bagged 4-5-3-2 in their last four league matches. The three-goal haul was away to strong league favourites Queens.

Cowdenbeath are the hosts for this one – the only home league clean sheet they had in 2020 was against Brechin City. The Blue Brazil have leaked three goals to Annan and Queen's Park across their four home fixtures.

The capital side have already had nine different players on the scoresheet this season so I fully expect City to to reach the two goal threshold in Fife.

Next best – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score in Stirling vs Stenhousemuir (21/20 Bet365)

Both of these sides have scored in 8/9 of their league matches. Albion failed to score in an opening goalless draw against Queen's Park – no disgrace there. Meanwhile, Stenny fired a blank in a tough away day in the Highlands against Elgin.

The visitors have seen Over 2.5 Goals in 6/9, whilst the Binos have followed suit in 5/9.

With guys like Andy Ryan and Greg Spence etc, and other good attacking options on show at Ochilview, I'm expecting a few goals.

Long shot – Queen's Park to win 3-0 (8/1 Paddy Power)

The Coatbridge hosts are having a bit of a stinker of a season. Albion are W2-D0-L6 in their league campaign, conceding a whopping 20 goals in the process. Queen's Park, with their attacking options, should take care of Brian Reid's Rovers quite comfortably.

Ray McKinnon's guests have scored exactly three goals in 4/5 of recent league games. So for that reason the 3-0 correct score looks like a good long shot poke for this weekend's action.

Best Bets

Cowdenbeath vs Edinburgh City – Edinburgh City to score Over 1 Goal (5/6 Bet365)

Stirling vs Stenhousemuir – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (21/20 Bet365)

Albion vs Queen's Park – Queen's Park to win 3-0 (8/1 Paddy Power)

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