Always bet on Black: Can Aberdeen keep up with the Jambo Juggernaut?


Our football tipster Graham Munro takes a look at this weekend’s action and selects five games that he would place a wee bet on. As always remember to gamble responsibly.

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Aberdeen v Dundee

As the Jambo Juggernaut flies along with Celtic hanging on to its coat tails, Aberdeen are silently marshalling their troops and going about their business with the utmost stealth. Derek McInnes, having jettisoned the burden of the Europa League, has built a squad that can potentially tilt at windmills. With a full week to rest since the away win at Motherwell, the Dons have added to their numbers with the acquisition of Josh Parker from Red Star Belgrade.

If the striker gets international clearance it is likely he will make an appearance at some point.

Dundee have also started well and look to try to build on recent successes. With two of the brightest Scottish managers on show it is likely to see both sides go at it.

Tip 1 BTTS (Ladbrokes odds 10/11)
Tip 2 Correct Score Aberdeen 2 Dundee 1 (Ladbrokes odds 7/1)

Raith v Alloa

Alloa’s first half performance at home to Rangers last week was a cross between Apollo Creed v Ivan Drago (one for the movie buffs there) and three words – barrel, fish, shooting. Add in another home defeat in the Petrofac Cup to Elgin and you will imagine the trip t Kirkcaldy could be another bloodbath. With Raith smarting at the narrow defeat to Falkirk they will turn their attention to swatting Wasps.

Tip 1 Raith win (Ladbrokes odds 20/21)
Tip 2 correct score Raith 3 Alloa 0 (Ladbrokes odds 16/1)

Brechin v Airdrieonians

This is a match where many pundits will sit on the Hedge and predict a score draw. With neither side having to exert themselves midweek it is likely that away days to Kirriemuir or New Lanark will have been the order of the day as both squads look to grab the points. As neither have picked up any points something will have to go and it is likely to be the hundreds who cram into Glebe Park to witness the football equivalent of playing chess wearing boxing gloves.

Tip 1 BTTS (Ladbrokes odds 8/13)
Tip 2 Correct Score Brechin 1 Airdrieonians 1 (Ladbrokes odds 11/2)

Forfar v Stenhousemuir

Loons versus Warriors makes it sound like some NFL Europe franchise from way back but sadly for the fans travelling to Station Park they could be in for a bit of a goal fest. Forfar lost at home in the challenge cup to the poor man’s Jambos – namely Dunfermline – in midweek but they have started well in the league.
Stenhousemuir on the other hand grabbed a couple of home win in the league and cup. At this rate there will be talk of playoff chances but only by a few manic maroon clad marauders.
Forfar will prove that they are the warriors bogey team as they grab all three points in spectacular style

Tip 1 BTTS (Ladbrokes odds 4/7)
Tip 2 correct score Forfar 3 Stenhousemuir 2 (Ladbrokes odds 16/1)

East Stirling v Annan Athletic

For the extreme masochists among you this is the place to be. Not since Frodo and Bilbo hit our screens has the Shire sounded so dull. So if you have a newly painted wall that needs watching or a opportunity to stick a needle or two in random sensitive spots then do it as an alternative to this borefest.

Tip 1 Under 2.5 (Ladbrokes odds 6/5)
Tip 2 correct score East Stirling 0 Annan Athletic 2 (Ladbroke Odds 10/1)


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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