Live on BBC Alba: Sat 15.00: Peter Sharkey casts an eye over the reduced SPL programme and goes for a tasty home double.
Hearts and Motherwell have managed only two goals between them in their last three league duels. Furthermore, as the away team has scored only once in the pair’s last half dozen encounters, Ladbrokes’ 8/5 for the Jambos to win and Skybet’s 6/1 for it to be by a 1-0 margin are each worthy of further attention.
In the day’s other clash, fourth-placed Ross entertain third-placed Inverness at Victoria Park on Saturday with the home side quoted at a lengthy-looking 7/4 (Stan James) to win.
That’s surprising as they’ve won 7 of their last nine league fixtures, drawing the other two, and have not conceded a goal in their last four outings; in short, Inverness (13/8, bet365) face a difficult task to win what Terry Butcher calls “the Cold Firm derby”.
Double on Hearts and Ross County – 29/5 (Blue Square)