Aberdeen have beaten Dundee United twice already this season and as the Terrors have lost five of their last six league contests, it’s no surprise to find that the Dons have been backed in to 19/20 from 13/10 (Stan James) to win. Indeed, Aberdeen’s impressive recent record against Dundee United (they’ve won five and drawn one of the pair’s last seven contests) strengthens the case for supporting Derek McInnes’s men.
The Dons are 17/2 with BetVictor.com to register a 1-0 victory, while bet365 chalk 11/4 against them leading at the end of both halves.
Few punters are anticipating a goalfest when Kilmarnock and Hamilton lock horns at Rugby Park on Saturday. The pair’s last three league meetings have yielded just one goal and Ladbrokes post 8/1 about them playing out a third goalless draw of the season. Home advantage accounts for Killie’s status as 11/8 favourites (Winner.com), while Hamilton are offered at 21/10 by Paddy Power and Skybet post an attractive 11/4 against the contest producing fewer than 1.5 goals.
By contrast, Motherwell’s three most recent duels with Ross County have produced a dozen goals and as the sides have conceded an incredible 117 league goals between them this term, goals appear to be on the agenda when the teams meet at Fir Park.
All four of this season’s meetings between Partick and St Mirren have been settled by a single goal and Partick, priced at 4/5 (BetVictor.com) to overhaul the Premiership’s bottom club, are 5/2 with Skybet to enjoy another one-goal margin of victory.
Inverness have inflicted two defeats on St Johnstone this term, although the Saints registered a 1-0 victory when they faced the Highlanders at McDiarmid Park earlier in the season and as they prepare for Saturday’s duel in Perthshire, Paddy Power install the home side as their 8/5 favourites to secure a maximum haul; the visitors are offered at 7/4 by William Hill.
Both clubs can be satisfied with their respective domestic campaigns and there’s a belief amongst punters that backing the draw (12/5, Betway) makes good sense.
Securing third place would represent a remarkable achievement for the Saints and punters who fancy them to move within a point of Inverness by registering a third consecutive league victory can get 6/1 (Winner.com) against them winning 1-0, while Ladbrokes chalk 8/1 against a 2-1 home victory.
Under 1.5 goals – Kilmarnock v Hamilton – 11/4 (Skybet)
Over 3.5 goals – Motherwell v Ross County – 7/4 (Stan James)
St Johnstone v Inverness draw – 12/5 (betway)
Aberdeen and Partick double – 5/2 (BetVictor)