One own goal, two penalties, five yellow cards and two very late strikes contributed to a classic 4-4 draw when Dundee United hosted Inverness at Tannadice last term. The pair reacquaint themselves on Saturday with United installed, somewhat surprisingly, as BetVictor’s 7/5 jollies and the Jags priced as Stan James’s 5/2 underdogs.
This time, the likelihood of another score draw is rated a 16/5 shot by Paddy Power and as the pair have produced 27 goals in their last seven meetings (one of which ended goalless), bet365’s 5/6 for the match to yield more than 2.5 goals cannot be discounted.
Ross County’s duel with newly-promoted Partick promises to produce fewer fireworks. The pair have drawn four of their last seven league matches, all of which were in the First Division. Skybet mark another stalemate at 9/4, although Ross kick off as Ladbrokes’ understandable even money favourites. A 1-1 outcome, priced at 11/2 by Betway, is the correct score market’s most popular result.
Hearts and Hibs meet on Sunday lunchtime with punters mindful that three of their last four top flight encounters have ended in stalemate. Hearts start as 6/4 jollies (Winner.com), but the weight of punter’s money has been directed towards the draw, available at 11/5 with William Hill. Stan James chalk 9/1 about it finishing goalless and bet365 post 6/1 against a 1-1 result.
Despite enjoying home advantage, Kilmarnock are Betfred’s 11/5 underdogs to beat St Johnstone (6/4, BetVictor.com) on Sunday, though it’s worth recalling that it took a final minute winner for the Saints to sink 10-man Killie team in the corresponding fixture last term.
Finally, Aberdeen’s miserable run against Motherwell looks set to continue. The Dons have failed to win a league fixture against ‘Well since 2008 and they’re 21/10 (bet365) to secure three points on Sunday. Motherwell, who have won seven of the pair’s last 13 league meetings (6 finished all square) are a 7/5 shot (Skybet) to make it eight from 14.