Undefeated at home and boasting the Premiership’s best home defensive record, Dundee United welcome Aberdeen to Tannadice on Saturday for a fixture they kick off as Stan James’s 6/4 favourites to win. The Dons have a pretty decent record away from Pittodrie, but they’ve managed only eight goals on the road this term, a return which accounts for their status as bet365’s 9/5 underdogs.
Hamilton may have suffered a few hiccups in recent weeks, but at 6/5 (Betway) they’re accurately priced to overhaul Dundee (13/5, Winner.com). However, only Celtic have lost fewer away matches than the Dark Blues, a stat which tempt some towards Paddy Power’s 13/5 for it to finish with honours even.
It would be a surprise if second-placed Inverness (4/5, Ladbrokes) failed to overcome the challenge of Partick (4/1, William Hill) this weekend. Caley are unbeaten at the Caledonian Stadium and at 15/2 (BetVictor.com) to win 2-0, they look particularly good value.
Motherwell’s Fir Park duel against Ross promises to be a close affair and punters have been happy to take bet365’s 13/5 odds chalked against the stalemate. Motherwell open as Stan James’s 6/5 jollies, but for cautious types, there’s insurance available in Skybet’s 6/1, posted about it finishing 1 -1.
Following St Johnstone’s hard-fought victory at St Mirren last weekend, the man deemed most likely to find the net for them when they travel to Kilmarnock on Saturday is in-form Michael O’Halloran, priced at 21/10 by Betway to score at any time.
It’s difficult to ignore the 10/1 available at Winner.com against St Johnstone winning 1-0 and while Paddy Power chalk 2/1 against St Johnstone retaining a clean sheet, Ladbrokes’ 10/11 for both teams to score has attracted steady support.
Finally, Celtic kick off as William Hill’s 2/11 favourites to overhaul St Mirren (16/1, BetVictor.com) at Parkhead on Sunday. Stan James offer 6/5 against the champions winning when kicking off with a two-goal deficit, while bet365 rate the chances of the fixture yielding more than 3.5 goals as an even money shot.
Double on Hamilton and Inverness – 3/1 (bet365)
Draw double Dundee Utd v Aberdeen & Motherwell v Ross Co. – 11/1 (BetVictor)
Michael O’Halloran to score at any time – 21/10 (Betway)
Celtic (-2) to beat St Mirren – 6/5 (Stan James)