Best 3 football bets today – Saturday, July 17th 2021

Saturday's best football betting tips from the Scottish League Cup

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On Saturday, the Scottish League cup offers us plenty to look at for today’s football betting tips.

We pull out the top three picks from the next round of matches from the competition as the group stage rolls on.

Our football betting today starts with a trip to Dundee United as they look to make the most of home advantage against Arbroath.

We also look at fixtures involving Stranraer and Forfar for today’s football betting.


Best Football Betting Tips Today: Dundee United v Arbroath

As the group stage of the Scottish League cup rolls on, we have more and more form to look at.

Football betting tips today start with Dundee United’s home game against Arbroath.

It has been two wins from two for Dundee United so far.

They narrowly won at Kelty Hearts before smashing six past Elgin in midweek.

Will the Premier side be able to make it three on the spin?

Championship side Arbroath will be happy with the way that they have started their campaign.

They have won their first two efforts in this campaign too.

Arbroath started with a 1-0 win at Elgin before easing past Esat Fife on home soil in midweek by a 2-0 scoreline.

That sets up a nice clash here for the top spot.

The last time that Arbroath visited Tannadice, they took a 1-0 win there in a Championship fixture in February last year.

That was the first victory against Dundee United since 1969. We don’t see a repeat happening so it’s a solid home pick we start with.

Dundee United to win at 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from Ladbrokes on July 15th, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.)

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Today’s football betting tips top pick:
Stranraer to win

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(odds taken July 15th, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.)



Football Betting Picks Today: Brora Rangers v Forfar

Football betting for today is leaning towards an away win for Forfar in this next League Cup fixture.

League One side Forfar have taken four points from their first two matches.

There was a 3-0 win over Ross County awarded to them to start with. Ross couldn’t raise a team.

Then Forfar took a penalty shootout success against Montrose in their second match following a 0-0 draw.

So they look in decent shape at the moment, good enough to take this.

In contrast, there has not been that level of success for Brora Rangers who were crowned champions of the 2020/21 Highland Football League.

They have lost back to back games against Montrose and Dundee, conceding three and four goals respectively in those fixtures.

That’s also two games for Brora without having hit the back of the net.

It’s hard to argue with the big underdog status in this match. But that gives us a good away pick of the Loons.

Forfar to win to nil at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from Ladbrokes on July 15th, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.)

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Football for Today: Stranraer v East Kilbride

Today’s football betting tips finish up with an expected home win for Stranraer in the Scottish League Cup.

They will be looking for a response to a midweek loss at Clyde.

That defeat followed a win on home turf in their first match of this campaign.

That was a 3-0 success over Morton that was awarded to them with their opponents unable to field as a side.

Stranraer have hosted East Kilbride once before and took a 2-1 win. That was in a Scottish FA Cup match in 2016.

We expect this one to go the same way.

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East Kilbride have made a very positive start to proceedings in this season’s League Cup.

They opened with an awarded 3-0 home win over Kilmarnock with their opponents fielding an ineligible player.

East Kilbride then played out a 0-0 draw with Morton and lost the subsequent penalty shoot-out.

They finished second in last season’s cancelled Lowland League and this is a big early battle for the top spot.

We would expect Stranraer to come through.

Stranraer to win at 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from Ladbrokes on July 15th, 2021 at 9:11 p.m.)

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