Live on BBC Alba & ESPN: Sat 15.00 & Sun 14.15: Aberdeen are 7/1 (Stan James) to beat Inverness 1-0 and Rangers play at Motherwell.
Saturday afternoon sees the big clash at the bottom of the SPL between Aberdeen and Inverness at Pittodrie, in which price the hosts up as their 7/5 jollies to earn bragging rights over Caley, who are a standout 11/5 with Boylesports.
One of the key angles that punters have to consider before parting with their cash, however, is the lack of goals each side has produced so far this season.
Amazingly, in their eight joint games so far, the pair failed to find the net in seven of them. With that in mind, the natural plan of action for backers is to wallop bookies for a small number of match goals, where Betdaq go 1.67 (4/6) about 2.5 goals or less in 90 minutes. Stan James price the match at 7/1 to end in a 1-0 win for Aberdeen.
A trip to Celtic Park may not be what St Johnstone fancy following a quiet start to the season, and it is no surprise to see Betdaq mark them up as big as 17.0 (16/1) to win on the betting exchanges, with a draw 5/1 via Totesport.
Punters looking back at past clashes between the pair in search of clues will note that the Bhoys won each of their last seven encounters since 2009, though the Saints did go down by only one goal on two occasions last term. Should that again be the occasion, then Boylesports’ 6/5 on the handicaps receiving a generous two-goal start would see them run out winners.
Backers looking to keep things more clear-cut, however, in viewing a demolition job by the hosts, can always invest at Partybets’ 18/5 for a 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 home win.
Stuart McCall’s side will have something to say about that, however, and will not want to relinquish their position near the top of the SPL. The fact four of the Well’s last four home games with Rangers finished level also points to the direction of a draw at bet365’s 13/5, where a 1-1 outcome is 6/1 (Ladbrokes).
Additionally, those that see Motherwell getting something from the game can back them on the handicaps with a one-goal cushion at Sportingbet’s 6/5, while a third goal of the campaign for the hosts’ Jamie Murphy would see Skybet paying out odds of 3/1.
Elsewhere, fourth-placed Kilmarnock take on Hearts in what looks a tight affair, and where a stalemate via 23/10 could prove the punt, while Dundee United (7/10, Stan James) could have their work cut out against a Dunfermline side oozing confidence. The Pars to leave unbeaten at bet365’ 11/10 is an excellent price.
Finally, Hibernian (6/5, ) face St Mirren (12/5, Ladbrokes) in a fixture that produced a maximum of two goals in all four meetings last season, highlighting 2.5 goals or less here at Boylesports’ 4/6.