Simply the bets: Sow now 6/4 to be top scorer

Osman Sow scores against Queen of the South last weekend
Osman Sow scores against Queen of the South last weekend
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HEARTS striker Osman Sow is now 6/4 favourite to be top scorer in the Championship – great news for punters who backed him at 20/1 at the start of the season!

The Swede, who has bagged six goals so far in the league, is just 5/6 with to score for the fourth consecutive game when the Jambos travel to Alloa tomorrow. You can get 10/3 that he will score two or more and 14/1 that he can bag a hat-trick.

Hearts have a chance to take a nine-point lead at the top and are red-hot, 2/5 favourites to win. Alloa are 7/1, with the draw 4/1.

Robbie Neilson’s men once again covered the handicap against Queen of the South last weekend and it is just 10/11 that Hearts win giving Alloa a goal of a start. It is 13/2 if you think they will manage to overcome a three-goal handicap.

Hearts last played Alloa in a League Cup tie back in the season 2006-07. On that occasion, they recorded a 4-0 win and that can be backed at 18/1.

Hibs, meanwhile, came to the bookies’ rescue last week after slipping up against Raith. Many punters believed that they had turned the corner after their victory over Rangers and the Hibees were one of the best-backed teams in Scotland. They are once again odds-on favourites to win against Dumbarton tomorrow, with offering 8/15 on them picking up three points. Dumbarton are 5/1, with the draw 10/3.

The Sons are undefeated in five, so come into the game in decent form. Indeed, Hibs were the last team to beat them back in August in the League Cup, coming back from two goals down to win 3-2. Hibs are 22/1 to match that result, or you can get 8/1 that they will once again come back from behind and win.

Jason Cummings is the 9/2 favourite to score the first goal and celebrate his Young Player Of The Month award.