Challenge Cup Goals Opportunity

This evening sees the start of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup competition with no fewer than 48 teams in action over the next two nights.

Last season saw Dundee Utd (pictured) edge out St.Mirren 2-1 in the final and the Terrors are in action again this evening, taking on Cowdenbeath at Tannadice as they start their defence of the trophy.

The inclusion of the Premiership Colt teams in this round offers some excellent betting opportunites with goals being the big market in the football tips today.

Last season was the first appearance for the u-20 Colt sides and it didn't exactly go well for them but the one thing they did bring with them was GOALS.

The 12 colt team matches in last seasons first round produced an astonishing 54 goals between them, an average of 4.5 goals per match and every single one of those fixtures had over 2.5 goals.

This season of course the SPFL have introduced the option for two over-age "mentors" to play within the Colt teams, a controversial move but one clearly designed to give the Colts a better chance of avoiding a hiding.

Still, we think goals remains the market of choice in a competition few clubs take seriously. Good luck with your bets this evening!