Rangers will be out to apply more pressure at the top of the SPL when hosting Dundee United on Saturday, and bookies envisage no slip-ups as the Glasgow giants are installed as 2/7 jollies.
Having won here 3-2 only in April, United should not be written off at bet365’s 11/1 outsiders, though punters looking for an away win may choose a ‘safer’ 10/11 with the same firm about them on the handicaps in receipt of a two-goal start. Investors looking at more trusted path, however, may take Partybets’ 5/1 for a 2-0 home win, with a 3-0 Gers’ victory 7/1 with Boylesports.
Inverness’ creditable, but in the end disappointing, result against Motherwell last weekend saw their odds to finish bottom being trimmed into 21/10 (Paddy Power), and not surprisingly, they’re Stan James’ 3/1 outsiders to secure maximum points at Kilmarnock, although it should be remembered they emerged unbeaten from Rugby Park on both occasions last season.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Hibernian welcome a badly out-of-sorts Dunfermiline (4/1, Paddy Power) to Easter Road where post 4/5 about the home win. Sportingbet’s 4/6 for Hibs to pile more misery on the Pars by scoring twice or more could pay dividends. Meanwhile, Betfred make Hearts 11/8 shots to twin at St Mirren, where a draw would not be out of the question via Skybet’s 12/5.
On Sunday, Motherwell (9/2, Boylesports) host Celtic (8/13, Totesport) in the televised match where things may not be as straightforward as they first seem. The Bhoys have failed to win a series of away games recently, while the Well are unbeaten in six competitive matches, therefore pointing up a 1-1 outcome at Ladbrokes’ 13/2, while both halves to finish level is 5/1.
On the back of two narrow defeats against the Old Firm, Aberdeen have a chance to get back on the winning trail at St Johnstone on Monday where they have returned unbeaten from in their last three visits. Despite such a crisp record, it’s the visitors who kick off as Betdaq’s 3.5 (5/2) outsiders.
Having netted an impressive nine goals in their last four outings, the Dons have clearly not had problems scoring, so when Sportingbet quote them at 12/5 to hit two goals or more, shrewd punters might be inclined to take advantage. Boylesports also post a tempting 4/1 against the away side scoring in both halves of the match, while Ladbrokes shout 9/2 in favour of them enjoying a one-goal margin of victory.