Suitably refreshed following a two-week break, Rangers will be out to extend their lead when visiting Dundee United in Saturday’s televised SPL lunchtime kick-off.
Boylesports unsurprisingly make the Gers their 1/2 favourites for a maximum haul, though with United leaking nine goals in three outings, bet365’s 9/4 for the away side to score 2.5 goals or more could prove wise.
Celtic welcome Motherwell through the gates in a fixture that sees second play third, and the Bhoys will be keen to leapfrog their rivals in the table.
Oddly, the last six clashes between these sides saw a victory ‘to nil’ with Celtic responsible for five of them, and repeat here is offered at 5/6 (Paddy Power).
Aberdeen have a good opportunity to get back on track at Hibernian on Sunday, a side currently at the bottom of the table and who the Dons beat in three of their four clashes last season.
In fact, both visits to Easter Road during the last campaign resulted in 2-1 and 3-1 scorelines to the Dons, and such good memories may see punters take respective odds of 11/1 (Totesport) and 28/1 (Sportingbet) about a repeat.
It is also interesting to note that slow-starters Hibs have yet to lead at the break ahead, which may see Craig Brown’s side enjoy their half time cuppa in front at Stan James’ 29/10, though more pinpoint punters can snap up Ladbrokes’ 9/2 for a 1-0 interval lead.
Inverness are on the same points total as Aberdeen, but will be hoping to improve upon that when hosting Hearts in which they are a best price of 23/10 with Betfred.
Such odds look generous considering the Jambos have already been turned over twice this season, while Caley can also make home advantage pay in applying some early pressure in the shape of Gregory Tade, who is 19/2 chance to open proceedings.
However, followers of recent meetings between the pair may look towards a draw in providing the weekend’s profits at Skybet’s tasty 12/5, as that was the outcome during their last two encounters.
A clash of the Saints awaits tomorrow afternoon when St Johnstone visit sixth-placed St Mirren in a match that promises to be very tight judged on past meetings between the pair.
Indeed, only one goal separated the two sides during their last eight clashes, which saw three St Johnstone victories and five draws. It is no surprise therefore to see how the bookies have priced this one up with the visitors a best price of 11/5 with Paddy Power, and St Mirren on 7/5 (Sportingbet), while another draw hovers on 3.0 (2/1, Betdaq).
Finally, Kilmarnock host Dunfermline in a mid-table clash that has all the hallmarks of a stalemate at Partybets’ 12/5; both sides have drawn five games between them so far.