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Kelty Hearts’ new boss, John Potter

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Free football tips, best bets and analysis for Saturday’s Scottish League Cup matches.

When to bet

3 p.m. Saturday

Best bets

Kelty Hearts
1pt 5-1 BoyleSports

Stirling
1pt 11-8 BoyleSports

Insight

Livingston kept their hopes of Scottish League Cup qualification alive with a 2-1 win at Cove last weekend, but they could be heartbroken by Kelty on Saturday.

Livi was lucky enough to win at the Balmoral Stadium, but it has to be said that their resilience came from behind, especially considering new signing Esmael Goncalves received an early red card.

The Guinea-Bissau striker is suspended for the trip to Central Park and Livingston’s efforts against Inverness and Albion in this competition have been rather poor.

Kelty hosted key men Joe Cardle and Michael Tidser at Cove on Tuesday and it resulted in a 3-2 triumph.

It was a pretty good win, and although the Hearts are out of contention for qualification, new gaffer John Potter will want to build on that positive result and his side will look priceless on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Peterhead have managed just six shots on goal in their three League Cup appearances this season and they could fail Stirling.

Sure, the Blue Toons faced tough tasks against Aberdeen, but Jim McInally’s men are yet to score, they’ve conceded ten and they travel to Forthbank Stadium without suspended experienced defender Paul Dixon.

Stirling still has a boost for second place if Raith fails to get a result in Aberdeen on Sunday and the Binos have played well against Rovers and Dumbarton in this competition.

League One Peterhead is a division above Stirling but Darren Young has built a decent side and his side look a good bet at 11-8.



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