Ross County have been the surprise package this term, securing a top six berth ahead of the split, earning a respectable five points from their four matches against champions Celtic and giving themselves a chance of finishing third with only two matches to play.
Nevertheless, the Staggies could be up against it as they go to Fir Park to face a Motherwell side looking to mathematically guarantee second spot in their final home game of the season.
The Steelmen, whose forgivable defeat at Inverness ended an eight-match unbeaten run, are BetVictor’s 21/20 favourites for the three points while Paddy Power price the visitors at 3/1 and it’s 5/2 (Skybet) to finish all square. However, while Stuart McCall’s troops just about get the nod, it’s goals, and in particular an abundance of them, that could be the best route to profit.
‘Well have racked up an impressive 18 goals in their last six matches, three of those games coming post-split but they also ship plenty at the other end. Additionally, this fixture in December produced five goals, shared 3-2 in the hosts’ favour, so BetVictor’s 7/4 for there to be at least four (over 3.5) in this contest is an absolute steal.
The first of those is 4/1 courtesy of bet365 to be struck by Michael Higdon, who is 11/10 (Stan James) to add to his tally at any point; the player of the year is in fine form with nine in his last nine outings so he has to be fancied to get amongst the goals again in this one.
Michael Higdon to score first – 4/1 (bet365)