There is a full round of Premier League 3pm kick-offs in Scotland on Saturday, with leaders Celtic looking to bounce back from their Champions League thrashing when they welcome Hibernian.
The hosts will be well fancied to continue their good league form, with Bet365 offering 1/5 on a victory for Neil Lennon’s men. A 2-0 win is priced at 11/2 by BetVictor. The visitors grabbed a late equaliser against Partick last time out, and they are 14/1 with William Hill to go one better here and secure an unlikely win. The stalemate is available at 21/4 with Stan James while a repeat of the 1-1 draw at Easter Road earlier this season is 10/1 with Bet365.
If Celtic do slip up, second-placed Inverness will be confident of closing the gap with a trip to bottom club Hearts. The visitors will hope to improve on their goalless draw at St Mirren last week, and they are 19/20 with Winner.com to do so. A home win is priced at 29/10 by BetVictor while the draw – which would still leave Hearts with a negative points tally – is 12/5 with Stan James.
Dundee United will be keen to continue their cracking form when they head to Kilmarnock. United have hit the net 17 times in their last four outings, and they are likely to be heavily-backed to win this one (10/11 with Ladbrokes). Killie did grab a win last week, though, and they are 10/3 with Bet365 to make it two on the bounce. BetVictor is offering 13/5 on the game finishing all square.
Aberdeen could go second if both the teams above them slip up, and the Dons will fancy their chances at home to St Mirren. The hosts are 8/13 with Stan James to secure the three points while the draw is 11/4 with Skybet. A second 1-1 of the season between these two is 7/1 with BetVictor and a surprise away victory is on offer at 9/2 with Bet365.
Only crisis club Hearts are keeping Ross off the bottom, and they face a test at home against top-half Motherwell. The visitors are favourites to come out on top (7/5 with Stan James), with Betway offering 33/20 on a County victory. The draw is 12/5 with BetVictor.
The other game this weekend is Partick v St Johnstone. The Saints can’t fall out of the top six in this round of fixtures, but they know that a win will see them maintain or increase their lead over the bottom half of the table. That outcome is priced at 6/4 by Paddy Power while the stalemate is 23/10 with Bet365. A home win, meanwhile, is available at 15/8 with Stan James.