Following Wednesday’s 3-0 win at McDiarmid Park, Celtic start their home league campaign at lunchtime on Saturday with a comfortable-looking fixture against Dundee United, a side they’ve beaten on six of the pair’s last eight league meetings – the other two were drawn. No wonder William Hill installs the champions at 2/7 to secure maximum points.
Dundee and Partick have not met since 2012 when their four First Division contests yielded just five goals. Dundee managed only one of those, yet home advantage accounts for their status as BetVictor’s even money favourites to overhaul Partick in what could be another low-scoring affair.
The last dozen league meetings of Motherwell and Inverness have failed to produce a single draw and the chances are this sequence will continue at Fir Park where the home side start as Paddy Power’s 5/6 favourites to register another conclusive result.
Motherwell have won eight of their last twelve league matches against Thistle and Winner.com consider the chances of them doing so without conceding as a 5/2 shot. Inverness are 6/4 with BetVictor.com to end the season in the bottom six and are 3/1 (Stan James) to claim an unlikely victory on Saturday. More probable is a 2-0 home win, priced at 9/1 by bet365.
Finally, Ross will thank the heavens that Kris Boyd is no longer a Kilmarnock player. He scored on all four occasions the pair met last term, although it’s County who start as BetVictor’s 5/4 jollies this time. Skybet offer 8/11 about both teams finding the net and bet365’s 8/1 for Ross to register a 2-1 success cannot be discounted.