Live on ESPN: Sat 12.30: St Johnstone and Dundee Utd are 23/10 (Skybet) to finish all square while Hearts are 12/5 to beat Rangers.
St Johnstone will be keen to avenge the 5-1 thumping they suffered when they last hosted Dundee United at McDiarmid Park, though they open as BetVictor’s 2/1 outsiders to win. The pair have shared 12 goals in their last two matches at St Johnstone and Paddy Power offer even money about tomorrow’s fixture yielding more than 2.5 goals, while bet365 post 6/5 against the game’s total goal minutes exceeding 140.
Backers expecting another tight affair similar to August’s 3-3 draw may prefer mulling over Skybet’s 23/10 odds marked in favour of it finishing with honours even. Elsewhere, Blue Square chalk an intriguing 6/5 against the first half ending in stalemate: four of their last seven league meetings have finished level at half time.
Hearts and Rangers have drawn only twice in their last eleven league meetings, but Boylesports report steady support for their 12/5 odds marked in favour of the stalemate. Hearts, who beat Rangers 2-1 at Ibrox last month, kick off as Ladbrokes’ 12/5 outsiders, whereas bet365 install the Glaswegian giants as their 11/8 jollies. However, punters expecting the Edinburgh team to record back-to-back victories against their visitors can get 8/1 (Stan James) against them winning 1-0.
Five of the last six league meetings between Inverness and Aberdeen have been settled by a single goal and BetVictor.com post 3/1 against the Jags enjoying a one goal margin of victory tomorrow. Home advantage ensures that Inverness go into the game as Blue Square’s clear 6/4 favourites, while the Dons are offered at 2/1 by Coral. Ladbrokes price the stalemate at 12/5, while Skybet chalk 10/3 in favour of it finishing as a score draw.
Dunfermline will edge closer to the trap door if they lose at St Mirren tomorrow, a fixture they approach as Paddy Power’s enormous 9/2 underdogs to win, whereas the Saints kick off as William Hill’s understandable 4/5 favourites.
Celtic, who have registered an incredible 40 goals in 17 away matches, have won all three league fixtures against third-placed Motherwell this term. Not surprisingly, therefore, they kick off as Ladbrokes’ 4/6 favourites to make it four from four.
Yet despite the champions’ impressive record (they’ve beaten ‘Well in seven of the pair’s last eight duels), Stan James’s 5/1 odds for Motherwell to register three points look a tad too frothy. The home side have plenty to play for and they can be backed at 6/5 to win (Paddy Power) when handed the benefit of a one goal start. Punters who fancy the sound of that may also be persuaded by Blue Square’s 13/5 price chalked against it finishing with honours even.
Hibs (one home league win) host Kilmarnock (two away league successes) at Easter Road on Sunday in a match which is not expected to produce fireworks. Hibs, who have scored fewer home goals than any SPL side, open priced at 13/10 by BetVictor.com, while Killie, who have managed just 12 away goals, are offered at 12/5 (Skybet) to win.
Hibs beat Killie 3-1 in February, but few anticipate a repeat. Coral post 11/2 against it finishing 1-1, while William Hill’s 12/5 for it to end in stalemate has, understandably, attracted plenty of support.