Motherwell kick off as 888Sport’s 4/6 favourites to overhaul Falkirk (11/2, Betfred) tomorrow, though only twice times in the last 14 meetings of the pair has the match been settled by more than one goal, hence the appeal of bet365’s 5/2 for ‘Well to enjoy a one goal margin of victory. The record also accounts for the support given to Paddy Power’s 7/2 for it to finish as a score draw.
Few expect Rangers to slip up twice in the same week when they host Hamilton at Ibrox, but at 1/6 (betdaq), they’re a little too skinny to back in the win only markets. Bolder punters may prefer Partybets’ 4/1 for ‘Gers to win following a drawn first period. Alternatively, Jaxx.com post 6/1 against a 3-0 home victory.
Just one of the last 14 matches involving St Mirren and Hearts have been settled by more than one goal and while bookies price Saturday’s encounter accordingly – St Mirren are Ladbrokes’ 9/5 outsiders, with Hearts offered at 8/5 by William Hill – it’s a fixture few would be surprised to see end in stalemate. Betdaq chalk 12/5 against the draw, while Stan James offers 11/10 about the opening half finishing level. Totesport offer a 1-1 outcome at 11/2.
Victor Chandler rate Hibs at 5/1 to beat Celtic at Easter Road on (appropriately enough) Sunday. Celtic are 4/6 (William Hill) to secure maximum points, but Paddy Power’s 5/1, marked against both halves ending all square and Betdaq’s massive 14/1, chalked in favour of a 1-0 home win cannot be discounted.
St Johnstone and Dundee United have met four times already this season, a quartet of duels that have yielded 15 goals. Punters expecting this goalscoring trend to continue can get even money (888Sport) against Monday’s fixture producing more than two.
Finally, the relatively poor goalscoring records of both Aberdeen and Kilmarnock accounts for the popularity of bet365’s 11/8 for the opening period of their match on Sunday to finish goalless and of Victor Chandler’s 17/2 posted against a 0-0 outcome.
Stan James’ 4/6 for the fixture to yield fewer than three goals also appeals as the last five meetings of the sides have produced just seven goals.