November dawns with champions Celtic occupying fourth place in the league table although it’s entirely possible they could be top should they overhaul Inverness at Parkhead on Saturday. Though they’re second in the table, Skybet’s 17/2 odds, posted in favour of an Inverness win, provide a clear indication of the strength of the champions’ favouritism.
Celtic, who lost 1-0 at Inverness in August, kick off as William Hill’s 1/3 favourites, odds which have persuaded a sizeable number of punters that there’s plenty of value to be had in the handicap markets. Here, bet365 price Celtic at 11/4 to win when kicking off with a two-goal deficit.
Elsewhere, BetVictor’s 13/10 for Celtic to win by three or more goals has found favour with punters who have examined the record books and noted that the last four meetings of the pair at Parkhead have yielded 20 goals,17 of which have been scored by Celtic.
Dundee United beat St Mirren by an aggregate 7-2 on their two meetings at Tannadice last term and, as they won 3-0 at Love Street earlier in the season, the 9/2 posted by Winner.com for United to win by three or more goals on Saturday looks particularly good value. Stan James install the Terrors as their 7/10 jollies, odds which appear justified considering they’re yet to lose at home where they’ve conceded just three goals.
League leaders Hamilton trailed Partick 1-0 with three minutes remaining when the pair locked horns at Firhill back in August, yet they contrived to win the match 2-1 courtesy of two very late goals. Backers expecting more of the same can get 10/11 (bet365) about Saturday’s total goal minutes exceeding 125 when the pair meet at New Douglas Park. Betway make Hamilton their 10/11 favourites and Paddy Power rate the chances of the game’s final goal arriving after the 73rd minute an even money shot.
Kilmarnock and Dundee have drawn once already this season and another stalemate, priced at 12/5 by BetVictor.com, cannot be discounted. Ladbrokes chalk 11/2 about it finishing one apiece at it did when they met in August.
Finally, although Ross remained undefeated when they twice hosted Aberdeen at Victoria Park last season, the Dons’ 4/5 odds (Betway) to secure maximum points on Monday night appear spot-on. Ladbrokes chalk 7/1 against a 2-0 away win, while those expecting an upset may fancy the 14/5 offered by Stan James for it to end with honours even.