Competition: Scottish League Two
Market: Dumbarton win
Odds: 12/11 @ 888sport
Hoping to extend their buffer at the top of the League Two table on New Year’s Eve, Dumbarton will make the trip to Albion Rovers on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Albion Rovers might have clung to their League Two status last season, Brian Reid’s side are enduring another fourth-tier struggle. Sat rock-bottom of the table and two points adrift of safety, the ex-Stranraer boss has now seen his downbeat squad lose each of their last three matchups across all formats. Last seen putting in a woeful display on December 23rd as they were blown away thanks to a 5-1 drumming away at Annan, the Lanarkshire-based outfit will know that they face another tough challenge on Saturday afternoon. It should also be noted, suffering s 2-1 loss when they last welcomed Dumbarton to Cliftonhill back in August, Albion hold a dreadful record against the title challengers. In fact, Reid’s men have failed to win any of their last eight straight meetings.
As for the visitors, while Dumbarton might have lost their League One status last season, Stephen Farrell’s men appear to be skyrocketing towards an immediate third-tier return in 2023. Last seen putting in another professional display as they claimed a 2-0 victory at home against East Fife, the Whites now find themselves in the midst of a nine-match unbeaten run. With that stellar purple patch stemming all the way back to October 8th, the Sons should be smelling the chance to lay down another marker on Saturday afternoon. With their rampant run highlighted by a 4-0 victory away at Elgin last month, Dumbarton have also continued to shine with their performances on the road. Claiming a 2-1 win when they made the trip to Cliftonhill on August 6th, a similar away victory for the league leaders can be found at appealings odds here.
Bet: Dumbarton 12/11 to beat Albion Rovers in Saturday’s Scottish League Two contest @ 888sport
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