Live on Skysports 4, ESPN & BBC Alba: Sat 12.00, 15.00 & Sun 12.45: Celtic are 1/2 (Betfred) to beat Motherwell and edge towards the title.
Celtic are now 2/5 with Totesport to secure the SPL in May and should move one step closer to the title at Motherwell on Sunday, according to Betfred who make them 1/2 to notch another valuable three points.
The Well hardly line-up with an ideal preparation having been turned over 1-0 by St Mirren, and Celtic also look capable of winning ‘to nil’ at 7/5 (Partybets). More accurate punters looking to hit a correct score, though, may choose a repeat of Celtic’s 1-0 win in August at 13/2 (Coral). Considering the Bhoys also won 3-2 here on their penultimate visit, Paddy Power’s 12/5 for a one-goal winning margin reads well.
Later on Sunday is the televised match between Rangers and St Johnstone where the Gers are Stan James’ 1/4 jollies to keep on Celtic’s heels with a home win. However, Walter Smith’s men enter this with their confidence dented following a 3-0 drubbing by rivals Celtic, which could make this the ideal time to face the Glasgow giants.
The visitors are 11/10 (Partybets) to pierce Rangers’ defence, while William Hill post 5/4 about both teams making the scoresheet. Odds-on punters that forecast the away side putting up a good show may steam into bet365’s generous 20/21 for them to win on the handicap receiving a two-goal start.
Aberdeen host Hearts in Saturday’s live lunchtime kick-off where they are surprisingly Coral’s 21/10 outsiders.
Such odds could look big come Saturday teatime as the Dons have won three of their last four competitive games at home. All three also came without the opposition replying, adding appeal to Ladbrokes’ 7/1 for a 1-0 home win, while Partybets quote 16/5 for them to record another home win ‘to nil’.
Inverness recorded a rare home victory last weekend and can carry that momentum on the road to Hibernian where they are 3.0 (2/1) with Betdaq to land consecutive victories.
There maybe plenty of takers at those win odds too, as Caley performed better on the road this, while also enjoying much the better of their last five encounters with Hibernian where they remain unbeaten.
Elsewhere, Dundee United go to Hamilton where they won during their last four visits, including twice this season. It is not surprising that make United their favourites, although odds of 21/20 are bigger than expected.
With three of those victories at New Douglas Park coming via 1-0 scorelines, Ladbrokes’ 7/1 for a repeat outcome catches the eye, while the same firm go 10/3 for an away win combined with two goals or less.