Anorak: A ton to be won in Greenock

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.

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

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