Scottish Soccer Betting

Scottish Soccer Betting

At this time of year many of the games get disrupted in Scotland usually because of a frozen pitch and if not, then a waterlogged pitch. The standard of football in the lower leagues, Scottish Division’s 1,2 and 3, is very poor when compared to England. None of the teams have undersoil heating but a few do play on astroturf, 3rd and 4th generation pitches. This weekend, we’ll no doubt see some cancelled games because of the weather. It’s unfortunate, because when they get moved to midweek fixtures, the form is very unreliable. Most of the teams are part-time and can’t field their preferred first XI during the week due to work commitments of the players and you never know who can make it and who can’t; so betting in Scotland mid-week is best avoided. This weekend, I have 3 cracking bets but only one of them goes up on the free blog.

SD2 – Alloa WIN @ 4/5 (vs. Dumbarton) – 1 Star Bet (Bet365, Blue square, Stanjames, William Hill)

Analysis

Alloa vs. Dumbarton

Dumbarton did win away on Tuesday but as previously mentioned midweek form is unreliable and apart from that, their recent away form has been absolutely dire. Alloa play on a 3G pitch and tend to experience a home advantage because of it. They haven’t been firing recently, but there’s a lot to take from their narrow 1-0 loss at home to Ayr in their last home game. That showed signs of a revival and Ayr are a far superior side to Dumbarton. As the odds suggest, this should be a comfortable win for Alloa and 4/5 still represents good value.

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This is an excerpt from this weekend’s scottish soccer message from Tammboy over at the Football Bets site.

Tammboy is an ex odds compiler for a major uk bookmaker and forms part of the team of soccer betting experts over at Football Bets

Premiership Soccer Bet

Premiership Soccer Bet from Football-Bets.co.uk

1pt Sunderland to beat Bolton in the Premiership, 11/8 Coral or 13/10 Betfred, Blue Square, Ladbrokes and Tote (Saturday 29th November 3pm ko)

A price of 11/8 about Sunderland beating Bolton is an example of a bookmaker overreacting to a short term trend. It suggests that there is nothing between the two sides without home advantage and maybe even that Bolton are the better team. Sunderland are on a poor run of form, whilst Bolton have picked up a bit lately, but only two points separate the teams in the table. Sunderland are one place above the relegation zone but the league is so tight that a couple of wins would see them challenging for a Uefa cup spot. In my opinion, Sunderland have much better players and a better manager than Bolton. The likes of Cisse, Diouf, Kenwynne Jones, Malbranque, Richardson, Ferdinand and Craig Gordon, would walk into Gary Megson’s team. Sunderland have lost their last three home games but all teams have a bad run at some point in the season and I cant see it lasting much longer, especially with Bolton as the visitors tomorrow. Sunderland’s home form under Roy Keane has been very good in general and they just need a little bit of luck to go their way. They had eighteen attempts on goal against West Ham last week and were unlucky to take nothing from the game. Bolton are not a side I rate highly at all. I think Sunderland are a little bit of value to mark Keane’s 100th game in charge, by repeating last seasons feat of taking all three points from this fixture.

Minimum price to take – 11/10

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