Football Betting: Live on ESPN & Skysports 4: Sun 12.00 & 14.00: SPL action this weekend and Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen are all looking to make it 3 wins from 3 in the league.
Rangers impressed when winning 3-0 at Hibernian on Sunday and they look set for another three points when they host St Johnstone at Ibrox this weekend. The Saints, a 14/1 shot (Victor Chandler), did hammer Rangers 4-1 at McDiarmid Park in March, but 888sport clearly consider this an aberration and price the champions at 2/9 to secure maximum points.
Prior to St Johnstone’s unexpected victory, Rangers had twice beaten them at Ibrox (2-0 and 3-0) last season and a repeat of either outcome is priced at 11/2 (Totesport) and 13/2 (Jaxx.com) respectively this time.
Celtic (3/5, Partybets) travel to Motherwell (5/1, Ladbrokes) 24 hours later in a fixture which rarely ends in a draw, hence Victor Chandler’s hefty 14/5 posted about the stalemate. In fact, the Bhoys averaged more than two goals a game against Motherwell in their last 17 meetings (Celtic have scored 41 goals), a record which makes a 2-0 Celtic success (15/2, William Hill) look very tempting.
Both of the Glasgow giants’ victims from last weekend will want to get back on track at St Mirren Park where The Saints (11/5, Betdaq) take on Hibernian (2/1, Stan James). Hibs represent value at 2/1 to edge it as they are unbeaten against their rivals in their last seven, but trends followers may prefer backing the draw (12/5, Paddy Power), as four of the last five here finished level.
Hearts (13/10, bet365) bounced back with a 4-0 win at Hamilton and may take advantage of Dundee United’s (9/4, Betfred) poor start. The Jambos are also undefeated in their last five meetings with United at Tynecastle, where three duels have finished 0-0 – a repeat is quoted at 8/1 by Totepsort.
Aberdeen’s (10/11, Partybets) season has started well, and they look set to capture maximum points when they host Kilmarnock (10/3, Totesport). Killie may have won 2-1 at Pittodrie in May, but Aberdeen had been unbeaten in their eight previous clashes with them at home. Indeed, three of their last four home wins against Kilmarnock were by a single goal. A 1-0 home win this time is 6/1 (Stan James), while 2-1 Aberdeen victory is rated a is 15/2 shot (bet365).
Inverness have also started well and they stand out at evens (Partybets) to see off Hamilton (3/1, Betdaq) at home on Saturday. However, as two of their four league meetings ended 1-1 last year, a repeat, priced at 6/1 by Betdaq, cannot be ignored.