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BAIRNS CAN TAME BEARS; Two-way title fight could increase by one.


EVERYONE loves a title race and there's still a chance of not one but two, three or even four in Scotland.

In the top flight Aberdeen are doing their best to keep sight of Celtic while in League One it's nip and tuck between Dunfermline and Ayr.

Six sides are in the mix in League Two and Falkirk are pushing hard to join the Championship party.

A fourfold on the leaders - Celtic, Rangers, Dunfermline and Annan - pays 4-1 at Coral. If you instead like Aberdeen, Hibs, Ayr and Clyde you can have 2729-1 at 32Red and 888sport.

Falkirk missed a trick last week when they conceded a last-minute equaliser at nine-man Hibs so stay six adrift of the Easter Road men and nine behind Rangers.

Third spot of course earns a play-off but they'd like more and for their ambitions to be fulfilled must beat Rangers at home today.

It can't be ruled out after last week's results with the Ibrox men being held at home to Morton to drop points for the third time in six outings. Strangely the other three finished 4-0. Falkirk are possibly facing Mark Warburton's side at the best time and are 11-2 with McBookie to win. That's a long shot but the bet I like is the Bairns not to lose at 19-10 with William Hill or Falkirk draw no bet at 4-1 (Paddy Power).

Peter Houston's side have lost just twice this season - to Rangers and Hibs - and will give their opponents, a best 8-15 with Coral, a tough test.

The last three meetings of the sides have finished 3-1 to Rangers twice and 1-1 so both to score is on at 13-20 with Ladbrokes.

Hibs got out of jail last week and should return to winning ways at home to Queen of the South. The three and I'm on Alan Stubbs's side at 3-4 with McBookie.

In the Premier League Aberdeen are back on track and are likely to make it four wins in a row at Kilmarnock where they've won on four of their last visits.

The Dons are no bigger than 4-6 with William Hill and Adam Rooney again has a chance of scoring first at 10-3 with bet365.

There is no value in Celtic at 1-7 with Betfred but looking at the h2h Well have netted once on their last a 1-1 draw - the rest were defeats and Celtic are 5-6 at Paddy Power to win to nil.

Nadir Ciftci is 8-11 at bet365 to score again if he keeps his place.

Inverness look worth a shout at home to Dundee Utd at 21-20 with William Hill and Miles Storey is 5-1 at McBookie to score first. Billy Mckay is the only United player who has scored in more than 100 days and is 2-1 to net on his return to one of his former clubs.

Fourth meets third in Perth and it could be a cracker. St Johnstone went down 4-3 at Hearts on the opening day and four of the last five in Perth have saw both on target. A draw and both to score pays 21-5 at 888sport.

MR FIXIT'S TOPTIPS MY aways success was my best line of the season - possibly of all time in the paper.

I've landed four draws a couple of times but the odds weren't as much as 159-1. It would be great to find another big winner this weekend but every winner is good and I'm pleased to have put up four winning Super Singles in a row.

Anyway here goes.

TOP TREBLE Aberdeen Hibs Newcastle (4-1, Coral) EURO TREBLE shhshs shhshshs ssjsjsjsjs (7-2, Coral) BOTH TO SCORE Everton v Leicester Cambridge v Mansfield Carlisle v Notts Co (7-2, 10bet) 1ST SCORER Charlie Austin is 5-1 at Ladbrokes LONG SHOTS HOMES Chelsea, Burnley Burton, Hibs Dunfermline -1 (10-1, Coral) AWAYS Spurs, QPR Swindon Ayr United Perm any 3 and all 4 (Four 66-1, McBookie) DRAWS Everton v Leicester Ipswich v Derby Stevenage v A Stanley St Johnstone v Hearts Perm any 3 and all 4 Fourfold 167-1, Betfred SUPERSINGLE I'M going for four in a row after Stevenage's superb win last week. Today let's take a punt on Newport who look big at 5-2 at home to Wimbledon


GROUNDED Lee Miller is mobbed by Falkirk pals after scoring at Hibs last week
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 19, 2015
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