The victory at Partick saw Celtic open up a six-point advantage at the top of the Premiership table and given that second-placed Aberdeen aren’t in action until Monday, the Hoops have the chance to extend their lead as they entertain Dundee Utd.
William Hill rate the Hoops at 2/5 emerge victorious and as Neil Lennon’s men have inflicted some pretty heavy defeats on the Terrors in recent years, they’ll be a popular pick in accumulators. The visitors (9/1, bet365) have lost only one of their last six, however, and as Celtic have half an eye on next week’s crucial Champions League clash, United can ensure this is pretty tight. Subsequently, Ladbrokes’s 29/10 about a home win by one is the stand out bet at Parkhead.
Back-to-back defeats and an abandonment have made it a pretty frustrating few weeks for Inverness but they’re odds on at 4/5 via Stan James to get back to winning ways against Kilmarnock.
Killie’s consecutive wins might dissuade punters from backing Terry Butcher’s troops, however, Caley Thistle are strong at home and look decent value at 8/1 courtesy of BetVictor to edge this one 2-1.
St Johnstone have been blowing hot and cold recently, but last week’s win over high-flying Motherwell saw them climb back into the top half of the table and they’ll be confident of pickling up their first away success of the season at rock-bottom Hearts.
A week ago I’d have fancied their chances at 5/4 (Ladbrokes) too but the Jambos ended a terrible run on Wednesday with a narrow League Cup victory at rivals Hibs and the morale boost from that result means they can pick up a point at Tynecastle, an outcome BetVictor offer at 12/5.
Were it not for the penalty imposed on Hearts, St Mirren’s clash with Ross County would be a real basement battle. Both sides could still do with the points but having won two of their last three, it’s the Buddies that get the nod at 8/5 with BetVictor given that the Staggies have picked up just the one point from their five away fixtures.
Motherwell have lost three of their last four in all competitions and are struggling for goals at present while opponents Hibs are also out-of-sorts and lacking cutting edge. Their scrap on Sunday doesn’t exactly set the heart racing on the face of it then and looks likely to produce fewer than 2.5 goals (4/5, bwin).
Coral go 10/1 about neither side breaking the deadlock but on their own patch, the Steelmen can justify the 5/6 favouritism afforded to them by Paddy Power and they’re 2/1 at Skybet to prevail ‘to nil’ at Fir Park.
Finally, on Monday, Betfred chalk in-form Aberdeen up at 4/5 to pick up a fourth straight league and cup win at the expense of a patchy Partick outfit and the Dons are tough to oppose at that price.