AT the start of the season I predicted a Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts 1,2,3 in the Scottish Premiership and that’s exactly how it stands after the opening two rounds.
That trio are the only teams with 100 per cent records and while there is a long way to go I’ve seen no evidence to change my mind about those three predictions.
I’ll be backing wins for Celtic and Hearts on Wednesday while the Dons are not action this midweek.
Another of my big antepost calls was Dundee to finish in the top six at the expense of Dundee United.
Both have started with one win and one defeat and tonight clash head on in the first big game of the Scottish season.
Paul Hartley’s side were sucker punched by Hearts at the weekend but if Rory Loy is fit to form a front three with Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings I’ll be on the visitors at 13-5 with McBookie.
Being the underdogs you can take over evens on draw no bet (11-8, Skybet).
United were happy to get off the mark at Motherwell but look a young team in transition and having finally won a derby last season a more experienced Dundee can take the first bragging rights of the new campaign.
Stewart netted a double in the opening-day rout of Killie and looks the club’s biggest threat. He is 15-2 at boylesports to score first.
Loy is the same price at McBookie while Hemmings is 17-2 with bet365.
Tonight’s other Premiership game sees St Johnstone tackle Ross County at home. Saints have suffered a stuttering start – including a disappointing Euro exit – but did manage to steal a last-gasp point at home to Inverness on Saturday.
County look in better shape and bounced back well from their opening-day loss at Celtic to beat Hamilton.
The Dingwall men possess a decent twin threat up front in the shape of Craig Curran and Liam Boyce and look big at 31-10 with Betfred. Again taking the insurance of draw no bet you can have 2-1 at Skybet.
A double on Dundee and County pays 12-1 at Ladbrokes and could tempt me inot parting with a point.
Meanwhile, there was more talk on the site about Dunfermline yesterday. They’ve been my Super Single the last two Saturdays, beating Cowdenbeath 5-1 and Brechin 6-1, and I advised backing them against Beath this Saturday as soon as prices were revealed.
The good news is you can still get 4-5 at Betfred and 2-1 with boylesports on Dunfermline minus one. All their three wins this season have also saw both teams score and a Pars win plus btts pays 2-1 at Paddy Power.
I’m on all three but the main bet must be Dunfermline to win.
Dundee draw no bet
Ross County draw no bet
1pt Dundee/Ross County
Stewart (Dundee) to score first
Dunfermline (4-5, Betfred)
Dunfermline -1 (2-1, boylesports)
Dunfermline and btts (2-1, Paddy Power)
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