ESPN & BBC ALBA: Sat 12.00 & 15.00: Rangers are 7/5 with Boylesports to follow up their Old Firm win with victory at Motherwell.
Rangers have won their last six SPL matches against Motherwell, scoring 25 goals in the process and conceding just two, yet they travel for a noon showdown at Fir Park tomorrow priced at a surprisingly long 7/5 (Boylesports) to make it seven straight victories over the Steelmen.
Motherwell, now 1/5 (BetVictor.com) to ‘win’ the SPL without the Old Firm, kick off as Partybets’ 19/10 outsiders and Skybet price the draw at 5/2, but as Motherwell’s last win in this fixture came a decade ago, Blue Square’s 3/1 for Rangers to win without conceding and Paddy Power’s 5/6 for the duel to yield more than 2.5 goals each look worthy of further consideration.
Dundee United hammered Dunfermline 4-1 when the sides met in October, but the previous 16 league meetings of the pair ended either with honours even or were settled by a single goal. United kick off as Ladbrokes’ understandable 4/9 favourites, with struggling Dunfermline priced at 15/2 (bet365), but the draw, offered at 15/4 by BetVictor.com, cannot be discounted.
Punters expecting this fixture to revert to type can get 11/2 at Ladbrokes against United securing a 1-0 win.
It’s incredible to report that Aberdeen, who travel to Tynecastle tomorrow, have not scored against Hearts in their last half dozen SPL encounters. Little wonder that the Jambos start as Betfred’s clear 6/5 jollies to secure maximum points, whereas the Dons head south as Blue Square’s 3/1 underdogs.
Stan James makes Hearts a 5/4 shot to retain another clean sheet and Betfred post 8/1 against a 2-0 home victory, an attractive set of odds that may tempt some punters to combine both outcomes in a win double.
There’s been only one away success in the last eight meetings of St Mirren and Kilmarnock, a record which points to a Saints win at Love Street tomorrow where the home side kicks off as Ladbrokes’ 6/4 favourites.
There’s been little to choose between Inverness and Hibs in the pair’s most recent encounters, though home advantage explains why Thistle have been installed as Boylesports’ clear 6/5 jollies to secure a maximum haul on Sunday.
The Edinburgh side head north as Stan James’s 13/5 outsiders and offered at 12/5 by Paddy Power to secure a point, but at 6/1 (BetVictor.com) to win 1-0, it’s Inverness who look good value to register all three.
Finally, St Johnstone travel to Parkhead on Sunday as Blue Square’s 9/1 underdogs to secure maximum points against champions-elect Celtic.
The pair’s last five meetings have been statistically odd for producing only one goalscoring team and while Boylesports offers even money against both finding the net this time, bet365’s enormous 14/1 for St Johnstone to win without conceding, as well as Paddy Power’s 11/2 for them to retain a clean sheet are each worthy of further consideration.
Backers expecting lightning to strike twice, meanwhile, can get a hefty-looking 18/1 (William Hill) against the Saints recording their second 1-0 win over Celtic of the campaign.