In his Bookies Corner article for the current issue of CQN Magazine, columnist, Blinkered Views, suggested St Mirren offered good value for a punt on relegation. I spoke to him when he submitted the article and suggested, “Surely Dunfermline?” He agreed Dunfermline were most likely for the drop but they offered no value. St Mirren, on the other hand, were 9/1 for the drop and he made a good case why this was worth a bet.
St Mirren promptly spoiled Christmas for thousands (not your or me) by coming from behind to beat Rangers but that has been their only win in 8 league games. We also don’t need to be reminded that when visiting St Mirren Park, form is a poor guide. Celtic exited the Scottish Cup there a week after beating Saints 7-0 at Celtic Park. They are a team who can raise their game for the big occasion and the visit of Celtic, live on TV, is as big as it gets around Paisley.
Paddy McCourt has enjoyed his visits there and has been key to Celtic collecting the points a couple of times. Don’t be surprised if he makes a match winning appearance from the bench.