BBC ALBA: Sat 15.00: St Johnstone are 7/2 (BetVictor) to win away at Motherwell by just one goal while it’s 11/2 for a 2-0 Rangers win.
Motherwell’s 3-1 win over Dunfermline on Tuesday night was their first home league victory since September, a record which suggests that St Johnstone can travel to Fir Park tomorrow without trepidation. Nevertheless, Blue Square price them at 13/5 to secure three points, while the Steelmen are Betfred’s clear 6/5 favourites.
Although each of the pair’s two league meetings this term have ended in 3-0 victories for the away team, there’s every likelihood of tomorrow’s encounter being much closer. Accordingly, BetVictor.com offers an attractive 7/2 against St Johnstone winning by a margin of one goal as Boylesports chalk an inviting 9/1 against a 1-0 away victory. Ladbrokes consider the chances of Motherwell winning 1-0 at 6/1.
This is a potentially pivotal match for both sides and although the pair’s two SPL duels have finished conclusively, it’s hardly surprising that the draw has been well backed. Bet365 price a score draw at 10/3 while William Hill mark the match draw at 12/5 and Partybets post 6/1 against a 1-1 outcome.
Two goals in the last nine minutes ensured that Aberdeen came back to draw 3-3 with Dunfermline when the teams met at East End Park in late November and they renew acquaintances at Pittodrie tomorrow where the Dons kick off as Paddy Power’s 8/13 favourites.
Aberdeen beat the Pars 4-0 when they last visited the Granite City and, as they’ve lost seven away fixtures already this term, the visitors arrive priced at 5/1 to win by Stan James
Punters who believe Aberdeen’s recent good run (one defeat in eight) can be extended may fancy Skybet’s 6/4 against them winning when kicking off with a one goal deficit, while BetVictor.com prices them at 2/5 to open the scoring.
Punters who follow trends will have had little hesitation selecting their preferred bet ahead of Inverness’s duel with St Mirren. Incredibly, seven of the pair’s last ten meetings have finished 2-1 and Stan James’s 17/2 for Thistle to record their third consecutive 2-1 victory of the season against St Mirren has attracted considerable support.
Inverness’s home advantage ensures that Paddy Power offer them at 6/5 to win, whereas the Saints are Partybets’ 5/2 shot. Ladbrokes post 12/5 about the draw – punters should note that no SPL side has drawn more away matches than St Mirren.
At Ibrox, Rangers kick off as Betfred’s 1/4 favourites to overhaul a Hibs side (14/1, bet365) they’ve beaten twice already this season. Only one team has scored in the pair’s last seven meetings and Rangers are 11/2 (Boylesports) to win 2-0 and 7/1 (Skybet) to record a 3-0 victory.