Partick Thistle vs Montrose Betting Tip Partick Thistle – 15 April 2021

Thistle to keep title hopes alive with win

Blair Lyons / Partick Thistle ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 09/26/2020

ScotlandPartick Thistle vs MontroseScotland
15 April 1900hrs
Football – Scotland – League One
Pick Partick Thistle
Bookmaker 888Sport
Odds: 5/6  odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 12 April

 

The games continue to come thick and fast in the Scottish lower leagues and Thursday sees a crucial game at the top of League One as third place Partick host fifth place Montrose.

 

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Partick Thistle – Will Thistle continue their excellent run of form and keep the pressure on their title rivals?

Relegation from the Championship last season was seen as a raw deal for Partick and the ultimate objective this term was to win promotion straight back into the second tier of Scottish football. There remains much work to do but there are clear signs of Thistle finding their best form at just the right time.

Tuesday’s win over Clyde moves Partick to within four points of leaders Falkirk but they know they still have to ensure they seal their place in the top half to be competing for promotion. A win in this game would do just that and keep their hopes of the title alive, too.

 

Our betting prediction
Partick Thistle to win to nil
9/4

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 12 April)

Since League One resumed in March, Ian McCall’s men have won three and drawn three making them the form team in the division. That will see a more confident squad approach these final two games in the regular season before what they hope will be a further four games against their fellow top five teams.

The format of this season should suit the chasing pack as it means they have a chance to reduce the gap between themselves and the teams above them. Partick finish their regular season next Tuesday when they travel to face Dumbarton – currently ninth in the league.

Montrose Preview – Can Montrose find some winning form when they need it most?

Montrose have a huge week coming up in the context of their season. It starts with this visit to in-form Thistle followed by a last-16 Scottish Cup tie against Premiership outfit Kilmarnock on Saturday – less than 48 hours after this encounter. Stewart Petrie’s men then complete their regular season with a home game against Cove Rangers. Whilst the cup will be a nice occasion for the club, the priority is getting the points they need to finish in the top half.

One win in their last seven league games means they sit above East Fife only by virtue of a better goal difference.

 

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It’s actually just one defeat in 10 league games as well, however, showing how resilient and hard to beat this Montrose team are. They’re going to have to be that and more as they approach these final couple of league games before the split – and it could barely be more challenging opponents.

If Montrose are to finish in the top half and potentially challenge for promotion then much will rest on the shoulders of Graham Webster and Russell McLean. The duo are responsible for exactly half of Montrose’s league goals so far.

Partick Thistle vs Montrose Betting Advice

It’s a huge game in relation to the promotion picture in League One and a fixture that Montrose will be hoping is seen again before the season finishes. There’s no doubt it’s the hosts who come into the match in better form and confidence is high at just the right time for the Firhill club.

The top half is so tight, however, that a win for the visitors would put them level on points with Thistle.

 

Key Facts – Partick Thistle vs Montrose Betting Tip

  • Partick are unbeaten in the league since resumption last month – taking 12 points from a possible 18
  • Montrose have won just one of their last seven but lost just one of their last 10 in the league
  • It was Thistle who won the meeting between the two earlier in the season

 

Partick won the only previous meeting of the season between the two so far, with a 1-0 victory back in November. It’s one I’m taking them to follow up and keep alive their title hopes in the process, at the same time condemning their opponents to a nervous wait heading into their final match of the regular season.

 

Best Betting Odds for Partick Thistle vs Montrose

Partick Thistle: 19/20 at Betfair
Draw: 5/2 at Betfair
Montrose: 5/2 at Betfair