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Alex Neil's men are eager to continue their fine form at the top of the Scottish Championship and our tipster expects them to pick up a win against Allan Moore's side

With the Scottish Premiership season pausing for the international break, the lower leagues take centre stage north of the border this weekend and one of the most intriguing fixtures comes in the Scottish Championship when bottom-of-the-table Greenock Morton take on league leaders Hamilton Academical.

Allan Moore’s Morton hit the headlines when they knocked Scottish champions Celtic out of the League Cup last month but their league form has been poor, with ‘Ton having collected just five points from their opening eight league games.

Alex Neil’s side, by contrast, have won six of their opening eight Championship matches so far this season and go into this weekend’s round of fixtures with a commanding four-point lead at the top of the league table.

Morton can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) with BetVictor to turn the form book upside down this week by collecting all three points while the visitors look excellent value at even money (2.0) with the same firm to claim victory at Cappielow. The draw is rated as a 13/5 (3.60) chance with BetVictor.

Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo may come into contention for Morton after joining the club on Thursday but the 34-year-old striker is likely to be lacking in match fitness and may struggle to make an impact against a solid Accies defence that has conceded just three league goals thus far this term.

Despite Hamilton’s lofty league position, they have managed just 12 league goals so far this season and, with that in mind, there may be value in backing BetVictor’s tempting even money (2.0) quote on fewer than three goals being scored at Cappielow.

Alex Neil’s men, though, boast an impressive record against Morton, with Accies having won no fewer than 12 of the last 14 meetings between the sides and the league leaders will fancy their chances of continuing their fine start to the campaign with victory here.

Hamilton are more than capable of seeing off Morton this weekend and punters are advised to snap up BetVictor’s generous even money (2.0) quote for an away win on Saturday afternoon.

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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