Neil Lennon might think his team have not been given enough credit for going unbeaten in the league since the start of the season but the clever money will be on the Celtic boss having a smile on his face again on New Year’s Day.
The leaders are at home to Partick and are heavy favourites to win. They are 1/7 with Bet365 to pick up all three points, and 10/1 with Winner.com to repeat the 2-1 they achieved at Firhill earlier this campaign. Anything other than a home win looks unlikely, but Partick are 14/1 with Stan James to spring an upset while the draw is available at 13/2 with BetVictor.
Partick’s last opponents, Motherwell, will be looking to make it five wins on the bounce and tighten their grip on second place when they host St Johnstone. The home side are 11/10 with Betway to claim a victory. The Saints know that defeat could see them slip into the bottom half of the table, but they are 11/5 with Bet365 to head home with maximum points. Stan James is pricing the stalemate at 12/5.
Dundee United and Aberdeen – two of the chasing pack – meet at Tannadice. The hosts have gone from a five-game winning streak to suffering two heavy defeats, but they are 6/5 with Stan James to hit the reset button and beat the Dons. The visitors are priced at 9/4 with Bet365 to claim a second league win of the season over United, and 11/1 with BetVictor to repeat October’s 1-0 success. The odds of it ending all square are 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Inverness, meanwhile, will see the visit of struggling Ross as a chance to put an end to three games without a win. Caley Thistle are 8/15 with Bet365 to do the business and come out on top, with a 2-0 victory priced at 6/1 by Stan James. Punters expecting something of an upset can get 5/1 with William Hill on a Staggies win while the draw is 3/1 with BetVictor.