There’s a full festive SPL programme in store on Boxing Day, with Dundee United kicking off the action against St Johnstone at midday. Hibernian then host Ross County, while Inverness welcome St Mirren, Hearts visit Kilmarnock and Motherwell play Aberdeen. Later on in the evening, it’s top versus bottom to round off matchday 20 as Dundee take on Celtic.
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Wednesday, December 26th
Dundee United v St Johnstone (12.00pm)
Home win: 21/20 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 23/10
Key stat: St Johnstone haven’t scored away from home in three visits to Tannadice Park.
Betting tip: With the Saints struggling to net even one goal in recent visits to United, they may well find themselves once again travelling home without getting on the scoresheet. If they do, then you could make the most of it by punting on the away side not to score at 39/20.
Hibernian v Ross County (3.00pm)
Home win: 83/100 Draw: 5/2 Away win: 27/10
Key stat: Ross County have not won in nine games.
Betting tip: With such poor form going into this one, it’s unlikely that Ross County will come away with three points. It makes a lot of sense, therefore, to back a Double Chance bet on a home win or a draw at odds of 1/4.
Inverness v St Mirren (3.00pm)
Home win: 17/20 Draw: 12/5 Away win: 11/4
Key stat: Only 14 goals have been scored in the last eight visits of St Mirren to Caledonian Stadium.
Betting tip: With less than two goals a game being scored on average when St Mirren have visited Inverness in recent seasons, this could be a good time to put your money on under 2.5 goals in the match at 21/20.
Kilmarnock v Hearts (3.00pm)
Home win: 33/20 Draw: 9/4 Away win: 7/5
Key stat: The last three encounters between these two sides at Rugby Park have been draws.
Betting tip: Kilmarnock come into this game after a draw with Hearts’ neighbours Hibs at the weekend. If they are to draw yet again with a side from Edinburgh then you could cash in on there to be a fourth straight draw between these sides at Rugby Park at a decent 9/4.
Motherwell v Aberdeen (3.00pm)
Home win: 23/20 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 21/10
Key stat: Each of Motherwell’s last six games have seen both keepers beaten.
Betting tip: It would be no surprise if we see both sides score at least once in this match to keep up Well’s run. The odds on that happening are 3/4 and it appears to be a punt which is worth some serious investment.
Dundee v Celtic (7.30pm)
Home win: 9/1 Draw: 5/1 Away win: 1/5
Key stat: Dundee have not beaten Celtic since 2001.
Betting tip: With the SPL’s top club playing the bottom club there can only really be one outcome: a win for the away side. But with no-one getting rich on that 1/5 quote, take the 31/50 on Celtic winning by at least two clear goals, as they have done in their last three league games on the road.