The last four meetings of St Johnstone and Inverness have ended with honours even, so it’s little wonder that BetVictor’s 12/5 for the points to be shared again in Saturday’s lunchtime encounter has been so well supported.
In fact, the likelihood of another stalemate has resulted in punters taking advantage of several prices, including Stan James’s 9/2 for both halves to end inconclusively and William Hill’s 11/10 for the teams to head for their half time cuppa with the scores level.
Home advantage accounts for Aberdeen’s status as bet365’s even money favourites to overhaul Kilmarnock (10/3, Coral), one place above them in the league table. The Dons have won only once in their last seven outings, while Killie have lost four of their last six, records which strengthen the appeal of Paddy Power’s 4/6 for the fixture to yield fewer than 2.5 goals. Skybet offer 4/1 against Aberdeen claiming three points following a drawn opening half.
Dundee kick off against Hearts at Dens Park as BetVictor’s 11/4 underdogs, yet they’ve lost only one of their last six fixtures and enjoyed rare back-to-back success when beating St Mirren 2-1 last weekend. The Edinburgh side, a 6/5 shot with Skybet, have also won their last two and Stan James’s even money for them both to score holds obvious appeal, as does Ladbrokes’ 29/10 for the Jambos to record a single goal margin of victory.
St Mirren have managed only one win in their last eight outings, hence their 23/10 price (Paddy Power) to beat Hibs (13/10, bet365) at Easter Road on Saturday. Coral’s 11/5 for the opening 45 minutes to end goalless cannot be discounted, while BetVictor’s 11/1 for it to finish 0-0 at 90 minutes falls into a similar category.
Second-placed Motherwell kick off against champions Celtic on Sunday priced as Ladbrokes’ 10/3 outsiders. Having ended a run of eight straight Celtic victories when beating them 2-1 at Fir Park in February, that looks a tad too long. BetVictor’s 13/2, marked about a 1-1 result is attractive enough to tempt a steady flow of business.