One of the biggest games in Scotland takes place this weekend, but it is likely to go under the radar.

Championship relegation battlers Falkirk and Alloa are set to meet in a huge clash at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday. The teams currently occupy two of the bottom three places in the Championship table.

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Alloa are in eighth place with 23 points, with Falkirk bottom of the league with 21 points. Sandwiched between the teams is ninth placed Partick Thistle with 22 points.

Thistle are in Scottish Cup action this weekend, which is where most of the attention will be placed.

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Few people will be talking about a game with such massive implications at the bottom of the Championship. It just doesn’t compare to the likes of Kilmarnock-Rangers in the Scottish Cup.

That is unfortunate, but it is always how it has been in Scottish football.

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As for the game itself, it is one which Falkirk cannot afford to lose. A defeat would see them slump five points behind Alloa.

It would also give Partick Thistle the chance to open up a gap between the sides when they play their game in hand.

On the plus side for Falkirk, they have won four away games this season compared to one at home, so perhaps a win isn’t out of the question.


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