Live on ESPN: Sat 12.00: Rangers have not done so well on their trips to Pittodrie lately so go with Paddy Power’s 7/2 on the draw.
It may come as a surprise to learn that during the last 23 competitive meetings between Aberdeen and Rangers, only three went by way of the visiting side as the remaining 20 encounters produced 14 home victories and six draws.
The Dons will be keen to build on that solid home record at Pittodrie on Saturday lunchtime, though not surprisingly, it’s the home side who start as Betdaq’s 7.0 (6/1) underdogs to move into the right half of the table, as Paddy Power make the draw a 7/2 shot. Bookies do report support for the stalemate, especially as the hosts drew two of their six home matches this term, adding merit to Betfred 11/8 for the opening 45 minutes to end all square, while 11/2 with Totesport is posted about both halves concluding on level terms.
Celtic take to the field just over an hour later where they are installed as Boylesports’ 2/9 jollies to send Hibernian home pointless. It is difficult seeing past the home win here, especially as the Bhoys took the last six meetings between the duo, though of appeal to investors may be bet365’s 5/6 for Celtic winning ‘to nil’ – the visitor’s scored once or less in eight of their 12 games this term.
Inverness will have fond memories of their recent home encounters against third-placed Motherwell, as they won two of them without the opposition replying, and what Caley fans would give for a repeat of that on Saturday considering their current plight.
This time, however, bookies expect Motherwel to confirm their status as 4/11 favourites (), whereas Caley, despite some creditable home performances, are considered rank outsiders and priced accordingly – they’re 2/1 with the same firm.
The two Saints clash at McDiarmid Park where fourth-placed St Johnstone host St Mirren. With the visitors finding it difficult to score on the road in this encounter, though, punters can be forgiven for taking Sportingbet’s 21/20 about just one side finding the net, while Paddy Power wave 4/5 for the hosts to open proceedings.
Elsewhere, Hearts will be ‘banker’ material on numerous coupons this weekend at Ladbrokes’ 4/5 when they welcome Kilmarnock (4/1, Stan James), while Dundee United are Partybets’ 5/4 fancies to win at Dunfermline (2/1, Skybet) who are still seeking their first win since August.