A League Cup final leaves just four SPL games this week, but some of them look set to be packed full of goals! We’ll see Motherwell and Hibernian square off on Friday, before Celtic host Aberdeen and Ross County travel to Inverness on the Saturday. Then the perfect warm-up for Sunday’s cup final is a Dundee United v Dundee in the league at midday.
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Friday, March 15th
Motherwell v Hibernian (7.45pm)
Home win: 87/100 Draw: 12/5 Away win: 27/10
Key stat: 45 goals have been scored in the last 10 meetings between these sides.
Betting tip: With so many goals in recent matches between these sides, we could be in store for another high-scoring match this Friday night. Back over 3.5 goals at odds of 2/1 and you could well be celebrating as much as these teams’ strikers.
Saturday, March 16th
Celtic v Aberdeen (3.00pm)
Home win: 1/4 Draw: 4/1 Away win: 35/4
Key stat: Celtic have won their last five home SPL games, scoring at least four goals in each of those matches.
Betting tip: Just like with the Friday night game, we could expect plenty of goals at Celtic Park. Celtic have played their last four games away from home and have struggled, losing three of them. Returning to their home patch, however, could herald a return to form and lots of goals. Back a home win at 1/4, or over 3.5 goals at 39/20 for slightly better odds.
Inverness v Ross County (3.00pm)
Home win: 11/10 Draw: 11/5 Away win: 11/5
Key stat: Unbeaten in 11 games since Christmas, Ross County are Scotland’s form team.
Betting tip: In stark contrast to their visitors, Inverness have won just twice in their last 11 games, losing five of them. That gives little to suggest that County’s impressive run will end at the Caledonian Stadium, so a Double Chance bet on a draw or away win, priced at 13/20, makes sense.
Sunday, March 17th
Dundee United v Dundee (12.00pm)
Home win: 12/25 Draw: 31/10 Away win: 9/2
Key stat: Dundee have lost without scoring 13 times this season
Betting tip: There is very little hope for Dundee in this one as they sit 20 points behind United, having already lost three times to their city rivals in 2012/13. Back a home win, or even a home win to nil at 31/20, for more rewarding odds.