Aberdeen are 11/8 (William Hill) to ‘win’ the Premiership title when Celtic are taken out of the equation, though these odds could shorten should the Dons maintain a current run of form (five wins in six), that has propelled them to second place in the Premiership table. They’re 6/4 (Stan James) to overhaul Inverness at the Caledonian Stadium on Sunday and so inflict a third consecutive league defeat on Caley, priced at even money (bet365) to secure maximum points.
Despite last weekend’s unexpected defeat at Tannadice, Celtic are 2/11 (William Hill) to beat a Ross County side burdened with the Premiership’s worst away record. Celtic are 6/5 with 888Sport to win when kicking off with a two-goal deficit.
Although they’ve secured only one home league victory all season, Dundee welcome bottom club St Mirren to Dens Park for a match they start at a generous 10/11 (BetVictor.com) to win. The Dark Blues have drawn more home fixtures than any other top-flight side and the 14/5 (Skybet) for Saturday’s contest to end all-square offers decent insurance.
The draw, available at 5/2 (Ladbrokes), has proved popular ahead of Kilmarnock’s contest against Hamilton. While home advantage accounts for Killie’s status as Paddy Power’s marginal 13/8 favourites, the 9/2 offered by Winner.com against both halves finishing on level terms cannot be ignored.
Motherwell may have managed just five goals at Fir Park all season so they’ve scarcely been backed to add to that tally when hosting Partick this weekend: the Steelmen are Betway’s 7/4 underdogs to secure three points. Though Partick are one place above Motherwell in the league table, the pair are separated by six points – it would have been eight had the Jags not conceded a last-minute own goal last Saturday. However, six points is a significant enough difference to add appeal to Coral’s 6/4 for Partick to secure maximum points.
Finally, St Johnstone welcome Dundee United to McDiarmid Park for a match they start as bet365’s 2/1 outsiders to win.
The Saints lost 2-0 at Tannadice earlier in the season, though it’s worth recalling they beat United on four of the five occasions they met last season.
Only twice in the pair’s last eleven meetings have both teams scored and St Johnstone are 7/2 (BetVictor.com) to win without conceding. In other markets, Betway’s 13/2 for the Saints to secure a 1-0 victory holds plenty of appeal.
Celtic (-2) to beat Ross County – 6/5 (888Sport)
Draw double Dundee v St Mirren & Kilmarnock v Hamilton – 11/1 (Skybet)
St Johnstone to beat Dundee Utd ‘to nil’ – 7/2 (BetVictor)
Double on Aberdeen and Partick – 21/4 (William Hill)