PARTICK THISTLE - DUNFERMLINE
Hosts are very goal shy and really need another striker, they will be further hindered in this department today, by the missing Liam Buchanan, top scorer last season and generally considered their star player. Dunfermline have addressed similar concerns with the signing of Andy Kirk this week and he goes straight into the side. The Pars are hoping to trouble the favourites in this league and will be looking for a flying start, after being slow from "the traps" last August, which, all but put paid to their challenge. They could do little more than ease to a three goal cup win over Stirling last week and will take heart and confidence from that, Kirk will ensure competion for starting places, away win.
5.5 points Dunfermline level ball asian line 1.90..... now 1.77