Anorak: A ton to be won in Greenock

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ALTHOUGH I remain pretty much convinced that Scottish Football League results are far too inconsistent to be considered trustworthy enough to make a season-long profit, Morton to beat Raith still leaps out as today’s banker bet.

The Greenock side are a point behind leaders Partick Thistle, having played a game more, so only three points will do this afternoon. Raith threw away a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 to Dumbarton in midweek – the same opponents Allan Moore’s side beat by the same scoreline at Cappielow. If this was horse-racing form, Morton would be skinny odds-on, so the William Hill offer of even money looks big.

Newcastle United are fancied to nick a draw against a deflated Manchester City at the Etihad. City’s flickering title hopes looked extinguished by the defeat at Goodison, and you can get 9-2 that Newcastle manage to hold them this weekend. City may be effectively too far behind now, but don’t expect Manchester United to take their foot off the gas. The champions-elect still look worth a bet at 4-6 to take care of injury-plagued Sunderland, who lost Scotland striker Steven Fletcher for the rest of the season after he was stretchered off at Hampden last Friday.

Fulham are worth the wait until Easter Monday to beat QPR at evens with Ladbrokes.

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