An Ali Crawford goal was enough for Hamilton to secure a surprise 1-0 victory when they played Celtic at Parkhead earlier in the season, but bet365 rate them at 8/1 to complete a league double over the champions when the pair line up at New Douglas Park.
Celtic, priced at 4/9 (BetVictor.com) to register three points, are likely to be fresh upon their return from a mid-season break and at even money (Stan James) to score at any time, Celtic’s loan signing John Guidetti looks decent value. However, those who believe lightning could strike twice can get a massive 25/1 (Paddy Power) against the Accies securing another 1-0 success.
Aberdeen and Dundee have faced each other twice already this term, each registering one victory, but it’s difficult to see anything other than a home win when the Dons (1/2, Skybet) welcome Dundee (6/1, Winner.com) to Pittodrie this weekend. Punters who concur can get 6/1 (bet365) against Aberdeen winning 2-0.
Inverness’s 1-0 defeat of Dundee United in October maintained this fixture’s record for being especially close. Four of the pair’s last eight meetings have ended all square; the other four were settled by a single goal. United kick off as Ladbrokes’ even money jollies, although the draw, offered at 5/2 by Stan James, cannot be ignored, particularly as the two are level on points in the Premiership table.
Few goals are expected when St Johnstone welcome Partick to McDiarmid Park on Saturday, a match the Saints kick off as Betway’s even money favourites. Punters who suspect the pair could cancel each other out (three of their last six meetings have ended as draws) may fancy BetVictor’s 5/2 for it to finish all-square.
Skybet consider the chances of both Motherwell and Kilmarnock scoring to be a 4/6 shot when the pair meet at Fir Park, while the draw (23/10, William Hill) cannot be overlooked when the league’s bottom pair, Ross and St Mirren, go head-to-head at Victoria Park. The duo have recorded just five victories between them (in 41 league matches) this term, a record which suggests that Stan James’s 6/1 for it to finish one apiece offers particularly good value.
John Guidetti to score at any time – evens (Stan James)
Aberdeen and St Johnstone double – 2/1 (bet365)
Draw double in Ross County v St Mirren & Inverness v Dundee Utd – 21/2 (BetVictor)