Competition: Scottish Championship
Market: Queen’s Park double chance
Odds: 4/9 @ 888sport
Hoping to lay down another marker on Friday night, a high-flying Queen’s Park will make the trip to Arbroath when this weekend’s Scottish Championship fixtures get underway.
Starting with the hosts, while Arbroath might have shocked many last season as they claimed a silver medal finish, Dick Campbell’s men have really come crashing back down to earth this time around. Although the Angus-based outfit might have been last seen snatching a 1-1 draw away at Raith, it doesn’t cover what has been an extended blip. Battling it out at the foot of the Championship table and opening this weekend’s fixtures sat four points adrift of safety, the Smokies have bagged just a single victory from any of their last eight matchups across all formats. With that run stemming all the way back to October 22nd, Arbroath will know that they face a tough task on Friday night. Likewise, it should also be highlighted, Campbell’s side have managed to record just one win at Gayfield Park since the end of September.
As for the visitors, while Arbroath might find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap, Queen’s Park have only continued on what has been a stellar purple patch. Last seen on December 10th as they picked up a 2-0 victory at home against Montrose while on Challenge Cup duties, Owen Coyle’s side are enjoying a five-match winning run across all formats. With their extended run stemming all the way back to November 4th, it should also be noted that the one-time Bolton boss has seen his side suffer just a single defeat from their last nine outings. Gaining a reputation for their clinical displays and bagging 16 strikes on their five-match winning run, Queen’s Park will be looking to break into the top-two here. In a showdown between two sides battling it out at opposite ends of the Championship table, we’re backing an away double chance.
Bet: Queen’s Park double chance against Arbroath 4/9 for Friday’s Scottish Championship matchup @ 888sport