Queens Park vs Airdrie Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 12 May 2022

Little to choose between promotion hopefuls

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ScotlandQueens Park vs AirdrieScotland
12 May 1930hrs
Football – Scotland – Championship/League One Promotion Playoff
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 10 May

Queens Park or Airdrie will contest the first leg of this playoff final, with both teams looking for an edge ahead of the return game on Sunday when one will earn promotion to the Championship.


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Queens Park – Can Queens Park end a 40 year wait with a return to the second tier of Scottish football?

There has been serious investment in Queens Park over the last couple of years at this level so to see them finish fourth in League One was something of a surprise. But, what that did do was qualify them for the promotion playoffs and put them up against the ninth placed club in the Championship, Dunfermilne. A very cagey affair eventually seen Queens Park prevail 1-0 on aggregate and they are now one game away from returning to the second tier of Scottish football for the first time since 1982.

It has been a whirlwind start to life at the club for Owen Coyle, who only took over as manager last month and having seen off one of his former clubs as a player in the semi-final, he will be hoping to make it a quick double against another.


Our betting prediction
0-0 Correct Score
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 11 April)
The Spiders have been strong at home without being overly dominant. They have lost just two home games in the league, winning seven of the other 16. No team drew more than them (18 in total) and they had the second best defensive record in the division as well.
Barry McHugh finished as the club’s top scorer on eight league goals nut has not found the net in his last six games.

Airdrie Preview – Will the Diamonds build on Saturday’s incredible victory and take a first leg lead?

The playoffs always tend to produce drama and that was certainly the case for Airdrie in the semi-final. A goal behind from the first leg, Ian Murray’s men were still favoured to overcome that deficit against Montrose – a team who finished 13 points below them. However, being 2-0 and 3-1 down in the second leg meant they were required to find three goals in the final 20 minutes. Airdrie then went on to win 6-4 after extra time and take the tie 6-5 on aggregate.

Murray now has the job to get his players focused on the two games which lie ahead as they attempt to end a 10 year spell of them being outside the Championship.


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They were a match for champions Cove Rangers right up until the last couple of weeks and were undoubtedly the best of the rest. Their home record was particularly good with 12 wins from 18 games, but their away form was strong, too, taking 33 points from a possible 54.

Callum Gallagher and Callum Smith have been an excellent partnership in attack, scoring 27 goals between them. The latter of those helped himself to a hat-trick on Saturday against Montrose and has eight in his last 10 games.


Queens Park vs Airdrie Betting Advice

Only a few miles separate these two teams but there will be a division between them next season. Both Queens Park and Airdrie have real ambitions to progress as clubs and the next step for them is clearly playing Championship football. The hosts have a more pragmatic and structured style where as their opponents quality in attack has seen them through so many games.

It’s Airdrie’s style which has been successful in the head to head, going unbeaten in their four meetings, winning two of them. The most recent of those being a 2-0 win at home.


Key Facts –  Queens Park vs Airdrie Betting Tip

  • Queens Park finished fourth in League One, and eliminated Championship outfit Dunfermilne in the semi-final
  • Airdrie were comfortably the second best team in the regular season but had to produce a remarkable comeback to see off Montrose last time out
  • Airdrie are unbeaten in four meetings against Queens Park this season, winning two and drawing twice


Queens Park’s strength is their defence and they will set up accordingly once again. Their last six home games have seen two or fewer goals in them and this will be another tight contest. Back under 2.5 goals and ensure there is all to play for on Sunday.


Best Betting Odds for Queens Park vs Airdrie

Queens Park: 21/10  Betfred
Draw: 6/1 at Betfred
Airdrie: 13/8 at Betfred