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Raith vs Alloa – Raith to win
The first of my selections from today’s Scottish League Cup matches.
It’s a competition I’ve been paying more attention to in the coming weeks and with the research I’ve been doing I’m confident in including a few selections in today’s acca.
We start with Raith who just missed out on promotion last year after being beaten by Dundee who went on to secure a return to the SPFL (We’ll talk more about them later).
Raith top their group so far after two wins against Brechin & Cowdenbeath following a very impressive point against Premiership side Livingston.
That draw was huge and despite Livingston claiming the bonus point for winning the penalty shootout, that sturdy performance from the Rovers means that if they win today then they’ll top the group – regardless of the outcome in the clash between Livingston and Cowdenbeath.
Raith have kept hold of star man Lewis Vaughan so far this transfer window, he bagged in both of their cup wins so far so keep an eye out for him.
As for Alloa, they’re bottom of the group and their hopes of qualification are dead in the water after a defeat to a truly woeful Brechin side (who Raith thumped 4-0).
Raith also boast an excellent recent record against Alloa, beating them 5-2, 3-1 and 2-1 in their 3 meetings since 2020.
Dundee vs Forfar – Dundee to win
There’s a feel good factor around Dundee after their promotion back to the top flight and they’ve continued that excitement with a great start to their League Cup campaign.
9 points from 9 so far and no goals conceded, albeit with one of the games being a 3-0 victory against Ross County as a result of County having numerous issues with Covid.
That doesn’t detract from the two other dominant performances Dundee have produced as they smashed 4 past Brora and beat Montrose 2-0 last time out.
They’ve got fantastic options in the forward areas with the likes of Alex Jakubiak, Paul McGowan, Paul McMullan and also Jason Cummings.
With veteran midfielder Charlie Adam pulling the strings too, they’ve put together a really capable outfit and will be far too strong for Forfar here.
By all means, it’s been a successful competition so far for Forfar. Also awarded a 3-0 win over Ross County, they beat Brora 1-0 and took a bonus point from a penalty shootout win against Montrose.
Positive results but nothing explosive that should worry Dundee, they’d be unlikely to be in this position without Ross County’s issues.
A win here secures top spot and maximum points for the hosts. With their good form continuing from the end of last season in to this Cup run, it’ll prove too much for League Two Forfar.
Arbroath vs Kelty Hearts – Over 2.5 Goals
Looking down the fixture list and this one completely stands out for goals. I’ve started following a few Scottish football pages specifically for researching the League Cup and everyone seems to be raving on about how good Kelty Hearts are.
They were promoted from the Scottish Lowland League to League Two at the end last season. Played 13 league games before covid halted their season but managed to score a staggering 40 goals in those 13 games, that’s an average of 3 per game! Not even Man City in the Premier League could average close to that many goals scored per game last season (2.1). When you take into consideration how many they conceded too, Kelty’s average was 3.38, well above our 2.5 needed here.
They’ve got some great firepower up top in the likes of Nathan Austin who scored 10 league goals last season and Kallum Higginbotham who got 7. They’ve kept a hold of all those two and have also brought in striker Botti Biabi from Stenhousemuir this transfer window. He has League Two experience from last season scoring 6 goals in 18 games and will add to that incredible firepower they have up front.
They’ve played 3 League Cup games so far this season, 2 of which saw over 2.5 goals (1-3 victory over League One Elgin and a 3-0 victory over League One East Fife), Nathan Austin scoring a brace in both of those games so watch out for him here today. Their only under 2.5 was a 1-0 defeat to Dundee United, a Premiership side which offered a completely different type of game/test to what they’ll be up against here so i’m not worried at all about seeing that.
As for Arbroath they averaged 2.30 goals per game in the Scottish Championship last season. It’s been a slow start to the season goals wise for them but there’s a lot riding on this game today, they literally need to win if they want to advance so it’s perfectly poised when you look at the group standings:
Dundee United are top and uncatchable with maximum points, Kelty in second with 6 points and Arbroath in third with 6 points – just a 2 goal difference between the two. Similar to the Euro’s, the top three ranked second placed teams make it through to the next round whilst the rest are knocked out. Kelty currently occupy 3rd place of that which basically means Arbroath need to win by more than 2 goals if they want to advance. I expect them to try and play on the front foot from the off and that will give the away players such as Austin and Higginbotham plenty of space on the counter attack to punish them.
This game is huge for the away side too. They’ve only ever been eligible to play in the competition since 2017 with the biggest teams they’ve ever faced before this season being Stranraer and Peterhead. To make it through to the knockouts would present the chance to play the likes of Celtic and Rangers for the first time in their 46 year history!
If I can watch this game on steam then I seriously might put it on. Got goals written all over it with lots on the line, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 3-2.
Mjallby vs Malmo – Over 1.5 Goals
Onto our favourite place for goals now, the Nordic leagues. No better place to go!
What if I said 100% of Malmo’s 12 league games so far this season have seen over 1.5 goals scored. Should I just stop my research there? 😂
They are flying in the Swedish Allsvenskan in 1st with 26 points from 12 games. They absolutely top the division for goals too averaging a massive 3.75 per game and even 83% of games seeing over 2.5, literally one of the best looking teams around for goals right now.
Croatian striker Antonio Colak is their and the league’s top scorer with 7, whilst club captain Anders Christiansen took part in Denmark’s journey to the Euro 2020 semi-finals and has returned to the squad in fine form scoring 3 goals in 4 matches – one of those playing just 31 minutes and another only 55!
They’ve got incredible firepower up top with those two however they’re also very leaky in defence. They actually have the 11th worst defensive record in the league despite being top, conceding on average 1.33 goals per game (scoring 2.41) only having 2 clean sheets in 12 games and scoring at least one goal in all of them.
My only concern would be if manager Thomasson plays a weakened side ahead of their second leg Champions League qualifier with HJK. They go into that 2-1 up to be fair with no away goal rule anymore and didn’t rest any of their players in the lead up to that game smashing five past Degerfors. Two goals shouldn’t be a problem here, only one of Mjallby’s last eight games have seen under 1.5 with five seeing over 2.5.
Sirius vs Degerfors – Over 2.5 Goals
Last but not least we’re staying in the Swedish Allsvenskan and we’re wanting more goals.
This game looks incredible for them too. The two sides rank amongst the top five for goals in the league this season with Sirius averaging 3.18 goals per game and Degerfors 2.82, both stats over the 2.5 goals we need here.
As I mentioned above, last week Malmo smashed 5 past Degerfors so it’s clear they have a big defensive problem at the back, conceding 5 against Hammarby the game before that too so that problem is very clear and is perfect when looking for goals.
Even though they didn’t score in the Malmo game, they certainly aren’t struggling in that department either. They’ve scored at least one goal in 5/6 of the league games prior including a 3-1 win over Ostersunds, 2-2 draw with Djugarden and a 3-0 win over Orebro, all of which saw over 2.5 goals.
The main firepower has come from Victor Edvardsen who is the league joint second top goalscorer behind Malmo’s Colack with 6 goals scored and 3 assists in 11 games this season. Sirius have conceded a huge 9 goals over their last 2 games, 5-1 defeat to Djurgarden and a 4-0 defeat to Malmo so I fully expect an inform Edvardsen to cause them all sorts of big problems.
All of Sirius’ last nine league games have seen over 2.5 goals which works out as a staggering average of 4.11 goals per game! No way this game finishes under 2.5 goals.
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