Live on ESPN & Skysports 4: Sat 12.30 & Sun 12.45: Hearts host Hibs while the weekend’s big attraction is the Old Firm on Sunday.
All eyes will be on Ibrox come Sunday afternoon where the Old Firm clash for the second time this season, and where go 23/20 about a home win, and 13/5 for Celtic.
The Gers came out 1-0 victors when they met two months ago, and have also won their last three clashes here by a one-goal margin, which is a 13/5 call (Paddy Power). More accurate punters seeking a correct score, however, can get 15/2 (Totesport) about a 2-1 home win.
Celtic do seem vulnerable at present, despite two recent narrow home wins, although the Bhoys boast a better first-half record and may break the deadlock at 11/8 (bet365) – something they did in 14 of their 18 matches.
As for the first goal, then midweek scorer Patrick McCourt is 9/1 with Ladbrokes to manage the feat for a third occasion, although Rangers’ Kenny Miller has scored the last goal eight times and is 7/2 (Coral) to get the final word.
St Johnstone were unlucky not to come away from Celtic with a point on Boxing Day, but they can get back on the winning trail at home to Inverness on Sunday, where Betdaq find it hard to split the pair at 6/4.
Inverness’ poor home form continued with two defeats over Christmas, but Terry Butcher’s men have proven more resilient on the road where they are unbeaten, which may tempt some into the draw at 11/5 with Betfred.
However, the visitors’ confidence will have been dented because of those losses, making St Johnstone of interest to nick this 1-0 at 7/1 (Stan James).
Relegation-bound Hamilton will need to start winning if avoiding the drop, and are 2/1 (William Hill) to beat sixth-placed Motherwell (13/10, 888sport) at home. With Motherwell winless in five games, and the Accies goalless in three, this could be a stalemate at 5/2 (), with 0-0 a 9/1 possibility (bet365).
A change in the managerial department has seen Aberdeen enjoy a superb festive period with two victories away from home – teeing things up nicely for the visit of Dundee United tomorrow.
Despite those two wins, however, Totesport still make the Dons their 13/8 outsiders to record three points, with the draw on show at 23/10 with 888sport. Such odds are surprising as United arrive lacking a victory since early November – a run that has seen them draw their last three outings.