What are the betting odds on Falkirk winning SPFL League One? Who is the favourite for the Scottish league title?

Falkirk have been installed as second favourites for the SPFL League One title by betting website McBookie.

By David Oliver
Friday, 11th September 2020, 4:29 pm
Updated Friday, 11th September 2020, 5:19 pm
Falkirk are second favourites. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Falkirk are second favourites. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The online gambling site is the first to price up the Scottish third tier and have ranked the sides in order of their chances to take the title and promotion to the SPL Championship.

Top three in the league all have a Bairns connection in the dug-out with Ian McCall’s Partick Thistle, relegated from the Championship last season, firm favourites.

Then come the Bairns with ex-players-turned-managers Lee Miller and David McCracken in charge, followed by former Bairns boss Paul Hartley and Cove Rangers.

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Thistle manager, Ian McCall. Picture: John Devlin

The sides with the least chance of taking the title – and therefore favourites for relegation – according to the bookmakers, are Peterhead and Forfar Athletic.

Falkirk are 15/8, meaning a £10 bet on the Bairns would recoup £28.75. The Jags are odds-on at 10/11.

McBookie clearly reckon the title is a two-horse race with the Glasgow side just ahead, as the next best side are Hartley’s League Two champions Cove priced at a significantly larger 7/1 – meaning a £10 winning bet on the Balmoral Park side returns £80.

The full odds, according to McBookie are 10/11 Partick Thistle; 15/8 Falkirk; 7/1 Cove Rangers; 14/1 Airdrie; 25/1 Montrose; 28/1 Clyde; 28/1 Dumbarton; 28/ East Fife; 40/1 Forfar Athletic; 40/1 Peterhead.

Falkirk are already preparing for their tilt at the League One title. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Celtic and Hearts are also odds-on for the title in the Premiership and Championship respectively, with the Jambos heavily fancied at 1/8. Prices have not yet been made available for League Two.

Will David McCracken get his hands on the trophy? Picture: Michael Gillen.
McBookie rate the Jags as title favourites, odds-on. Picture: John Devlin.
Paul Hartley's Cove are third favourites. Picture Michael Gillen.