Scottish Football – Rock-bottom Rovers to be rolled over, says Mr Fixit

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THE Daily Record's Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) shares his best bets from the third weekend of the 2018/19 Scottish season.

Partick v Celtic | Saturday 18th August 2018, 12:30 | BT Sport

Brendan Rodgers has suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time as Celtic boss and three in a row would turn a mini crisis into a full-blown one. Hearts and AEK Athens took the Hoops' scalp and next up to have a go are Partick Thistle who are 12/1 at BetVictor to cause a seismic shock.

Just when we were starting to see some league form the powers that be have hit us with a Betfred Cup card. The last-16 ties are usually played in midweek but at least for punters they are easier to call than the Challenge Cup.

Thistle are back in the Championship so it's a big day for them but class should tell and I expect the Hoops to get back on track and stay on course for a potential treble treble.

Celtic are 1/4 at Marathon so for value take -1 at 3/4 with Betway. The Parkhead side have won nine in a row at Firhill and netted at least two on eight of those matches.

Dunfermline v Hearts | Saturday 18th August 2018, 15:00

Premiership leaders Hearts side should win at East End Park but are a little short at 8/11 at Betway.

Doubts continue to surround the future of Jambos' star striker Kyle Lafferty with Rangers expected to complete a deal to take him back to Ibrox.

Championship side Dunfermline are decent up top and their recent games have seen loads the goals.

The Pars claimed the scalp of Dundee in the group stage and usually hit the net at home so I like both to score at 10/11 with Paddy Power.

Albion v Elgin | Saturday 18th August 2018, 15:00

In League Two, Albion Rovers already look doomed to a season of misery.

They've shipped eight goals in back-to-back defeats and lost all seven outings in league and cup, scoring just once. Their budget has been cut to the bone after relegation last season and confidence is rock bottom.

Visitors Elgin have a win and a draw so far and can pocket another three points here.

Back the away side and Over 1.5 Goals at 10/11 with Ladbrokes.

Best Bets

Partick v Celtic – Celtic -1 handicap (3/4 Betway)

Dunfermline v Hearts – Both Teams To Score (10/11 Paddy Power)

Albion v Elgin – Elgin to win and Over 1.5 Goals (10/11 Ladbrokes)

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