McKay to make an impact

  • By: Gareth Friel
  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 20:04 GMT

Inverness and Ross County do battle for the third time this season in midweek and if this encounter is half as good as the previous two then those in attendance at the Caledonian Stadium are in for a treat.

McKay: Worth backing at 6/1 to be first goalscorer
McKay: Worth backing at 6/1 to be first goalscorer

The sides drew 3-3 in Dingwall to set up this Scottish Cup replay with four of the goals coming in the last 14 minutes and two of them in injury time.

The home side are favourites given they were 3-0 winners earlier in the SPL season, a result that forms part of a sensational run of just one defeat in 15 games in all competitions.

Terry Butcher's men are a best of evens to win the game which seems a reasonable price. But I'd rather be backing the red-hot Billy McKay.

The striker has netted 11 times so far and on six occasions has bagged the first goal of the game. He will get chances against a County defence that has shipped six in their last two outings. McKay at 6/1 looks a decent bet.

Highland League outfit Turriff United pulled off a huge upset 10 days ago when they drew with First Division promotion contenders Morton.

But you have to fancy the professionals to put the minnows to the sword at the second time of asking at Cappielow.

The Ton are just three points off the top of the First Division and are averaging more than two goals a game which spells bad news for Turriff.

Morton hammered East Stirling 5-1 in the League Cup earlier in the season and did the same to Dumbarton last month. In fact, they've scored three or more goals on eight separate occasions in all competitions.

It's 12/5 about Morton winning by four goals or more which I like the look of.

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