• Thu 21 Sep, 2017
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Dons 11-10 to claim second place

Live on BTSport 1: Sun: 12:15. The highlight of the three SPL games on Sunday sees Aberdeen face Motherwell in the battle for second place.

With the title race a touch one-sided, the battle for second was perhaps more intriguing for the neutral and Aberdeen look set to have the last say in it this afternoon as they welcome Motherwell to Pittodrie in the battle for second place.

The Dons don’t have the best home record against ‘Well in recent years, having failed to get the better of them on their own patch in eight attempts, a sequence stretching back to November 2008. Nevertheless, they can make amends here and Paddy Power chalk Derek McInnes’s troops up at 11/10 to send the Steelmen packing. The Dons just need a point (5/2 Betvictor) whilst bet365 price an away win at 11/4.

Punters would be well served anticipating a tight encounter so Ladbrokes 29/10 about an Aberdeen success by solitary goal stands out. More accurately, Winner.com mark 8/1 against the Dons bagging the only goal and they’re 4/1(Skybet) to come out on top despite going in on level terms at the break, with fewer than three goals 9/10 abet Betway.com.

Having wrapped up the title with seven games to spare, it can’t have been easy for Celtic to play with the same intensity in the latter stages of the campaign but for the most part, and in the circumstances, the Hoops have remained pretty impressive and they look a banker at 2/5 with Betvictor to sign off with another victory as they take on Dundee United at Celtic Park.

The Terrors, Winner.com’s 17/2 outsiders, have nothing to play for themselves but they’ll feel they have a chance given that their only other visit to the venue this term saw them grab a share of the spoils, they’re 7/2 at Paddy Power to repeat the feat and 9/1 (Stan James) to again hold Neil Lennon’s boys to a 1-1 stalemate.

However, it’s impossible to oppose the hosts and even though it’s unlikely to be easy, they can prevail in what should be a relaxed, open affair.

In a contest that’s a certainty at 3/4 courtesy of Betway.com to generate three or more goals, Ladbrokes’ 8/1 about a 2-1 Bhoys triumph is worth considering, although bolder punters might fancy risking a quid on a 3-2 success at a massive 33/1 (Skybet).

In attack, Anthony Stokes is the natural choice at 3/1 in bet365’s first scorer betting. The Irish front man has an outstanding recent record against United in recent encounters, having struck in five of the last six meetings between the two and he can extend that run today.

Finally, in the Highlands, Inverness deserve the 11/8 favouritism handed to them by betvictor as they entertain a potentially distracted St Johnstone side (2/1 Stan James). The Perthshire outfit will understandably have half an eye on next weekend’s cup final showdown with Dundee United so a performance of intensity seems unlikely and Caley Thistle get the nod at 5/2 via Winner.com to defeat them ‘to nil’.

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