Dundee v Hamilton
Dundee and Hamilton is a game that appears destined to be full of goals. The Dark Blues have been prolific at home, scoring on average more than two a game in their seven fixtures at Dens Park this season, while they have conceded nine times. Admittedly, this rate has slowed in recent weeks, with a 0-0 draw against Morton followed by a fine 2-0 win over Raith Rovers last time out, but Hamilton are guests who have been obliging in recent times.
Accies have plummeted to the foot of the Championship off the back of a miserable run that has seen them lose seven of their last eight matches. In seven of these games, they have conceded at least two goals. The prospects for them heading north do not look bright.
Furthermore, the visitors have been getting worse over this period. They have conceded 10 goals in their last three, while this poor run also includes a 5-0 away loss at Morton, who were towards the bottom of the league at that point. On the flip side, they have shown an ability to find the net in recent weeks. They have scored seven in their last three matches, including two last weekend against league leaders Ayr United.
When these sides met earlier this season, Dundee were 2-0 winners in Lanarkshire. The hosts have to be strong favourites to get another win, while goals look a strong best given the form of both clubs over the course of the last month.
Clyde v Falkirk
Clyde put an end to their 10-match losing streak in League One last weekend as they picked up an unlikely 2-2 draw against Dunfermline, in which they actually led by two clear goals before conceding a couple of penalties. It was the first match under the stewardship of Jim Duffy, who is liable to offer a more pragmatic outlook for this side.
A home match against Falkirk, though, looks a tough assignment. The Bully Wee have lost five of their seven previous matches in Hamilton this season, while they were also defeated 2-0 away to Falkirk when the sides last met. A number of injury problems complicate their preparations while they will have to deal with the fact that there is also a quality deficit to their opponents.
Falkirk are a team pushing towards the top of the league table, and should simply prove too good for the strugglers. Indeed, they have picked off their opponents in the lower reaches of the standings well this season, with the exception of Kelty, who have twice beaten them.
Indeed, the Bairns have won two of their last three matches, including their last away fixture against Queen of the South, in which they ran out 3-1 victors. After a slow start on their travels this season, there has been a definite improvement, and with a strong squad available for this short trip, it would be surprising if they did not pick up three points against a rival they should simply be stronger than.
Dumbarton v Forfar
League Two leaders Dumbarton are at an excellent price to overcome bottom side Forfar at home on Saturday.
The hosts appear to have overcome an October wobble that saw them go four matches without a win, including a scoreless draw when they met Forfar at Station Park in the only previous fixture between the two this season. In particular, they have tightened up defensively following a 6-0 loss at Stirling Albion and are presently on a run of three games without conceding. Last weekend, Dumbarton picked up a statement 4-0 away win over Elgin.
Meanwhile, the real strength of Dumbarton has been their home form. At the Rock, they have won five and drawn one of six games, scoring 12 and conceding only two in the process.
Forfar, meanwhile, recently changed manager, with Ray McKinnon stepping into the hot seat. After success at Brechin, his star has fallen and this could be his last chance with a league club. He made an inauspicious start as Forfar drew at home with a terribly out-of-form Bonnyrigg side at home last weekend.
This is not a team that has been travelling well either. They have picked up two wins from six but have lost the other four, with their matches typically tightly contested. They went down 1-0 at Stranraer at the end of October and have only once scored more than a single goal on their travels.
Dumbarton should prove too powerful for them in this game, although it is unlikely to be a landslide success for the hosts. Nevertheless, the price on the Sons is excellent.
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