It’s probably reasonable to assume that some punters will consider Celtic’s 1/4 price (Betway) to overhaul Hearts at Tynecastle this weekend as an opportunity to enjoy a 25%, tax-free return in the space of 90 minutes.
After all, the aggregate score in the pair’s three encounters this term is 12-1 in Celtic’s favour. Little wonder that bet365’s 6/5 for the champions-elect to win when kicking off with a two goal deficit has proved so popular.
Paddy Power post 10/3 against Neil Lennon’s charges winning by a margin of four or more goals and Stan James chalks 4/7 about them leading at the end of both halves. Both prices have attracted steady support.
Meanwhile, Hibs head to Kilmarnock priced as Ladbrokes’ 13/8 favourites to secure a maximum haul, having won both matches involving the pair this term. Hibs’ status as favourites appears deserved (they’re 8/1 with Skybet to win 1-0), but BetVictor’s 17/5 for Saturday’s duel to finish as a score draw cannot be discounted.
In three matches against Partick this season, Aberdeen have scored 8 and have yet to concede. Paddy Power marks them at 2/1 to again win without conceding, this time at Firhill, while Winner.com post 4/6 in favour of the visitors opening the scoring. Elsewhere, the Dons are 5/6 (William Hill) to secure three points, while bet365 chalk an attractive-looking 15/2 against them registering a 2-0 victory.
Ross County and St Mirren have served up 20 goals in their last five league duels and for those anticipating a goalfest at Victoria Park, BetVictor.com has 5/6 about the fixture yielding more than 2.5 goals. Note, however, that one of those five games included a goalless draw, an outcome which adds to the appeal of Stan James’s 12/5 for it to finish all square, although backers may fancy combining that price with Skybet’s 14/1, chalked against a 2-2 outcome.
In the last twelve league meetings of St Johnstone and Inverness, only once have both teams managed to score, which explains why Ladbrokes’ 8/1 for it to finish goalless has proved popular.