The FF Festive Fab Four

Last updated : 25 December 2002 By Grandmaster Suck
With the bad weather postponing 3 from our four last time, and coming hard on the heels of a cup-decimated list the previous week, December has not been the best of months for the Bookie Bashing Loyal.

Maybe there is some festive cheer in store and the earlier hiccups this month could maybe the barren calm before the profit storm breaks once again? Got some very tasty odds this week so for those of you still sober enough to focus, Merry Xmas, and remember to take careful note of the match dates given.

This weeks Fab Four :

Dunfermline v KILMARNOCK 13/5 (Thursday 26th December)

From mid-September to the beginning of November anyone who is anyone in the SPL were gubbing the hapless 6th place Killie. December began however, with a fine 1-0 win at Pittordrie then they doubled the winning margin versus Dundee at home and followed this with a 1-1 draw against Celtic. Adding last weeks 2-1 win over Hibernian surely makes the Rugby Park chappies the SPL form team of the moment.

They now take on the Pars in 4th, who's equally impressive form has been demonstrated throughout the season. Recent fragile cracks of inconsistency may be showing enough light to let Kilmarnock through however. A 3-0 defeat of struggling Aberdeen only barely conceals the humiliating 4-0 slapping they received at Firhill a week previously.

Plus the Pars had an unhelpful bad weather call-off last week. Tight game but odds of 13/5 are too mouth-watering to resist the opportunity of getting some leftover Xmas dosh on Killie before Dunfermline get back into their stride.

Ross County v CLYDE 13/10 (Saturday 28th December)

Clyde's form from just the past eleven games with only one draw and two defeats to mar their eight victories contrasts sharply with County's entire season's score of a mere five wins, a wobbling six draws and an abysmal eight defeats. Back to Cumbernauld for the Bully Wee to see in the New Year with yet another 3 points.

St Mirren v INVERNESS CT EVENS (Saturday 28th December)

It was exactly 3 months ago when the new 1st Division league leaders last tasted defeat (28th Sept against Clyde 0-1) and since have gone on to a straight eight match winning run. Last 3 games have seen three draws on the trot, possibly due to the departure of their managerial team having an unsettling effect.

St Mirren (7th ), however having only won 4 games at home (six in total), have far too much to do to reverse the visitors eleven game unbeaten run and erase the painful memory of their 4-0 hammering at Inverness.

Stranraer v AIRDRIE 15/8 (Saturday 28th December)

Stranraer's 3rd place flatters to deceive according to recent form, their sound beating at home last week by 6th placed Hamilton which gave the Accies only their 6th win of the season followed an equally miserable 3-0 defeat by 8th placed Dumbarton who duly added 'The Blues' to their miserly total of 4 wins for the season (and 3 of them were back in August).

They play host to Airdrie United 5th in Divison 2, and who have had an inconsistent season at best. But over the last four games have produced 2 draws and two wins, with one from each result away from home. Expect the new "Brooms" to sweep clean on Saturday night.

Suggested bet-Perm all four trebles plus the fourfold at £1. per unit=£5.00 total stake.

Trebles Return:

Kilmarnock/Clyde/ICT Returns-£16.56
Kilmarnock/Clyde/Airdrie/ Returns-£23.81
Kilmarnock/ICT/Airdrie/ Returns-£20.70
Clyde/ICT/Airdrie/ Returns-£13.23

Four fold returns-£47.61 + all four trebles=£121.91

Bad home record, in-form opposition...
Best Of The Rest (all Sat 28/12)

English Premiership:

ASTON VILLA 11/10 V Middlesboro

Div 1

Reading v DERBY 2/1
Rotherham v MILLWALL 11/5
STOKE EVENS v Sheffield Wed
WATFORD 7/4 v Leicester

Div 2

BARNSLEY 11/10 v Port Vale
WYCOMBE 6/4 v Luton Town

Div 3

BRISTOL ROVERS 11/10 v Boston
YORK 5/4 v Hull

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