The battle for second place in a congested SPL table involves up to eight teams and two of those, Dundee United and Hibs, meet at Tannadice today, hoping to boost their chances of being the best of the rest.
The Terrors get the nod from bookies, Stan James installing them as even money favourites while the Hibees are as high as 16/5 courtesy of Paddy Power and it’s 13/5 via BetVictor to finish all square.
The formbook suggests those quotes are pretty fair but United have nevertheless failed to convince at home all season, winning just three of their 13 matches on their own patch and as seven of those have been inconclusive, the temptation is to side with a stalemate, especially as Hibs got back to winning ways last time out, at St Mirren.
Hills’ 13/2 chalked against a 1-1 scoreline isn’t without appeal then, in a clash that’s a safe-looking 7/10 at Ladbrokes to see both teams find the net, and Coral offer an enticing 5/1 about scores being level at the end of each half.
Meanwhile, in terms of goals, punters should look no further than Johnny Russell. The Terrors front man has racked up an impressive 19 goals this term, including five in his last four games so he’s hard to beat at 5/1 in Skybet’s first scorer betting and the same firm make Russell 11/8 to notch at any stage.
Johnny Russell to score first – 5/1 (Skybet)