SECOND meets third as Aberdeen entertain Hearts at lunchtime on Saturday. Aberdeen’s excellent start to the season included a 3-1 cruise at Tynecastle but they suffered the inevitable dip.
Last week’s success at Dundee continued the recovery and they are 1-1 with Betfred to make it four wins on the spin.
Hearts are as big as 3-1 with Paddy Power while the draw – which would be the Jambos’ third in a row – pays 13-5 at McBookie. A Dons victory and both scoring – as they did in Edinburgh – is 3-1 at William Hill.
Elsewhere it’s a tough card and while Dundee Utd are slowly improving under Mixu Paatelainen their visitors Partick Thistle could provide value at 15-8 with Betfred. You can even keep the stalemate on side with the Jags draw no bet at 11-10 (Paddy Power).
Miles Storey has scored in each of Inverness’ last three matches and is 13-10 with William Hill to do so at home to Kilmarnock.
The side that interest me most in the Championship is Livingston at home to woefully off form Alloa. Livi beat them 3-0 at Recreation Park earlier in the season and drew with Rangers in their last home game before a convincing 3-1 at Peterhead in the Cup.
Rangers should see off a Morton side they thumped 4-0 at Cappielow in September. Mark Warburton’s side have won their last two matches 4-0 and a third in a row pays 19-2 at McBookie.
Rangers minus one pays 1-2 with bet365. Hibs should edge out Falkirk but 4-7 looks short as second entertains third at Easter Road.
Dunfermline won at Ayr in the Scottish Cup two weeks ago and are 11-10 to repeat the success as the top two in League One meet at Somerset.
I like Cowdenbeath at off-form Falkirk and in League Two Clyde at home to East Fife look best bets.
Bets to Consider
Aberdeen and btts
Partick Thistle DNB
Storey to score
Rangers to win 4-0