Ayr United v Falkirk Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-01-05

International Football Tips

Scottish Championship
Saturday 5th January 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Ayr United AH-1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.63 (odds taken at 05:55 GMT, 04 Jan 2019)

Continuing with the Scottish Championship, second placed Ayr United take on relegation candidates Falkirk as the betting tips continue at Somerset Park with the hosts looking to stay close to league leaders Ross County.

Premier League Betting at Marathonbet

Ayr United Prediction

Ayr United bring a solid nine-match unbeaten sequence into this clash as they sit in second spot and three points behind Ross County at the top of the Championship. However, Ayr will be keen to convert all three points on Saturday afternoon following a recent spate of draws.

The hosts have been involved in five draws in their last six matches overall but they did record a resounding 5-0 win away at Dundee United at the beginning of December. Ayr still remain unbeaten at home this season though with a record of 5-3-0 18/7 which includes wins over Partick Thistle, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Dundee United and Alloa Athletic.

In addition, Ayr have kept four clean sheets on home soil while prolific striker Shankland (18 goals) has been plundering goals left, right and centre so far this term. Fellow forwards Moffat, Forrest and Moore (3 goals apiece) have also contributed.

Falkirk Prediction

By contrast, Falkirk bring a four-match run without a win in the Championship into this encounter as the visitors sit bottom of the league and six points adrift of Alloa Athletic and the safety of 8th place in the Scottish second tier.

Falkirk drew home matches with Alloa Athletic and Greenock Morton in 2-2 and 0-0 stalemates respectively, but have since fallen to back-to-back defeats to Dundee United and Dunfermline prior to this Saturday’s clash at Somerset Park.

Although Falkirk have picked up recent wins at Dunfermline and Inverness, the visitors still possess an ordinary looking away record of 3-0-6 10/14 with just two clean sheets gained so far on their travels this season.

This could be an important factor in this tussle as Falkirk will be up against the Championship’s leading goalscorer here, and they look to have their work cut out if they’re to avoid defeat.

Betting Tips Verdict

Ayr United are looking a solid bet here and with the prolific Shankland up front, the hosts should comfortably cover the asian line here.