This will be the pair’s fifth encounter this season, in which just one goal split them in their last two clashes, including a 2-2 thriller at Celtic Park in November. Caley are 4/1 with bet365 to share the spoils once more, with a 1-1 correct score flagged up at 8/1 with Ladbrokes. Such a scoreline would also see both sides net at 11/10 with William Hill.
Rangers will look to keep up the pressure on the SPL leaders Celtic, but have to see off Dundee United at Ibrox first, although that could be a formality according to who make them their 2/5 jollies.
The pair clashed six times last season when Rangers won three, but they met just once this term when Walter Smith’s men emerged 4-0 winners here. A repeat is 16/1 via Sportingbet, although a safer wager could be for the hosts winning ‘to nil’ at 6/5 (Partybets).
Third-placed Hearts face a tricky match away at Hibernian in Sunday’s Edinburgh derby, where the visitors are Paddy Power’s 13/8 favourites. However, the value lies with the hosts who are in fine form, winning five of their last six games. Compare this to Hearts failure to score in four of their last five road trips, and bet365’ 19/10 for a home win starts to look tasty.
The Saints may have gone five competitive matches unbeaten, but they face a tough task in overcoming Kilmarnock who were in form prior to the international break with three wins from four games. However, a victory for the hosts here would put them nearer to finishing amongst the top six, and punters can get 3/1 (William Hill) about them winning their seventh game of the season by a one-goal margin.
Aberdeen go to Motherwell where the points were shared in a 1-1 outcome at Fir Park in September, although Stan James see the Dons as outsiders this time with their 12/5 quote. Another draw is a 9/4 chance with Coral this time around, while a stalemate may also emerge at St Mirren Park where the Saints (11/10, Ladbrokes) take on Hamilton. post odds of 85/40 for the bottom pair to split the points.