Scottish Premiership Betting Tips & Predictions – Nov 9-11
Aberdeen v Hibs
Get ready for the next installment of the Scottish Premiership betting tips. Another action-packed round from the top-level of Scottish football gets underway on Friday night as Aberdeen host Hibs at Pittodrie. The locals finished second last season, behind Celtic and ahead of Rangers; they have booked their place in the League Cup final following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Steven Gerrard’s blues last month. However, they have been less impressive in the league, losing two of their last five to sit down in the bottom-six. McInnes has much work to do if he’s to match last year’s efforts and grab another silver medal.
Hibs have held their own in the Premiership so far and Neil Lennon takes his team to the granite city with stats reading 5-3-3, resulting in them sitting sixth. The Edinburgh club made a strong start to the campaign; however, they appear to have tapered off in recent weeks. They’ll board the team bus on the back of a poor run of form that has seen them go three games without a win, two defeats and a draw. They were beaten 1-0 by St Johnstone at Easter Road last time in a surprise result.
The match winner betting market is wide-open as we approach kick-off, with traders seemingly at a loss to nail down their pick. That’s music to the ears of punters on the lookout for value and there will be plenty targeting a nice pay-out from this fixture to get the weekend off to a flyer. The trading team at 6/5 if following their thinking.
Dundee v St Mirren
A match involving the two lowest-ranked sides in the Scottish Premiership with Dundee bottom of the division on three points and St Mirren one place and one point better off at present in 11th. Both are fully deserving of their position in the table following a terrible start to the season and they are currently no closer to safety than six points. It may be a little too early to say, but we’re sure at least one of these teams will be relegated come the final count.
Dundee are favourites for the win and punters looking to stick with home comforts will find The Dee priced no better than 10/11 (Bet365).
Hearts v Kilmarnock
The Jambos are current leaders of the Scottish Premiership after 12 games, but their early cushion has been eaten into and they are now just a point better than Celtic and four above Rangers despite the Glasgow pair having played a game less. The locals are winless in their last two, following a dramatic derby draw with Hibs at Tynecastle with a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Celtic last weekend, a result that would’ve seriously dented their confidence. The home win is 21/20 fav at William Hill and that’s our bet.
Kilmarnock also caught the eye during the early exchanges but it’s all becoming very real as we head towards winter and they have now failed to pick-up a win in any of their last three, that run made up of two draws and a defeat last time. They did get a point at Ibrox following a midweek 1-1 but were beaten 2-1 by Aberdeen at Rugby Park last week, Anderson and Ferguson firing back to better the opening goal of Kris Boyd who struck from the penalty spot midway through the first-half. Killie would see another draw as a decent result and that’s available at 14/5 – top price through Unibet.
St Johnstone v Hamilton
The Saints struggled for consistency in the early part of the fixture list and were on the receiving end of a couple of tough lessons. They look to have turned the corner, however, and four wins in-a-row has them back around where they should be, battling for points in the top-six. If they can continue their winning ways, there’s no reason they can’t be competing for a place in the top-three at New Year. The division is open and St Johnstone are a major player. 888Sport price the home win as 3/4 favourite and that looks to be on the generous side.
Hamilton dragged themselves clear of the relegation zone last time when ending a winless run with an overdue victory over Livingston at New Douglas Park in what was a surprise result and turn up for the formbook. Mikel Miller was sent off for a second bookable offence on 85 minutes, but teammate Enigbokan-Bloomfield spared his blushes when scoring what turned out to be a winner less than a minute later. Manager Martin Canning admitted there was nothing between the sides but when speaking to members of the press at full-time he picked out his scorer for special praise. Accies have been marked at 5/2.
Livingston v Celtic
Livi dropped to eighth in the charts following a pair of defeats in their last two and it appears The Lions’ bubble has burst, and they’ll suffer some tough days out in the Premiership. That unwanted double began with a 1-0 defeat at home to a rejuvenated St Johnstone at the end of last month and they then suffered the same fate in what was a winnable match at New Douglas Park last time. A day low on quality, Hamilton upset the odds to grab all three points thanks to a late goal from Enigbokan-Bloomfield, bulging the net with 86 minutes on the clock.
Beaten manager Gary Holt couldn’t hide his frustrations when speaking to the waiting press at full-time and called the result a kick in the teeth for his club. He knew his team dominated the match and had their fare share of chances but, upon reflection when the dust has settled, he’ll be aware his team only have themselves to blame for allowing Hamilton into the game. They really should’ve been 2-0 up at the time of the goal.
Celtic Hitting Their Stride
Celtic suffered from a lack of form in the first few outings of their title defence and the champions failed to win half of their first six but they appear to have finally hit their stride and a run of wins has them up to second in the charts, one point behind leaders Hearts with a game in hand, four points better than Old Firm rivals Rangers back in third. They take heart from a winning run, are scoring goals for fun and confidence is high in the camp.
The Bhoys welcomed pace-setters Hearts to Parkhead last weekend and made a real statement, hammering the Edinburgh club 5-0 in front of an aw-struck audience. Eduoard got a double and there were also goals for Benkovic, Forrest and Christie, the latter scoring from the penalty spot on 89 minutes to cap what was a fantastic performance. The victors had 63% of possession and 10 shots on target, against the one of their opponents who sloped back to the capital with their tail between their legs, now aware of just how far off a title push they really are.
Free-Scoring Celtic’s Run to Continue
Celtic may be on the road, but their form is so impressive you’ve simply got to back them for the points. The free-scoring Hoops are in the mood to defend their title and will be eager to hit pole position as soon as possible, before concentrating on keeping the chasing pack at arm’s length during winter. The away win is no better than 16/1 with William Hill.
The price on the away day is a monster, but it deserves to be and makes perfect sense when looking at the recent form of both teams. Celtic ran-out 3-1 winners over Livi when the teams met in Glasgow earlier this season and we expect something similar. Back the favourites to win and both teams score at 2/1 (Bet365). That’s good enough to support as a single.
Rangers v Motherwell
Finally, Rangers are picked to bag Steven Gerrard another home win when Motherwell come calling. The Gers have blown hot and cold in recent weeks but if they can get a goal early in this contest, they’ll open things up a bit. Well will set-up to frustrate, so we don’t expect a pretty match. Back Rangers to win at 4/11 (William Hill).
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