|ABERDEEN have the chance to move top of the Premiership and pile the pressure on Celtic ahead of their trip to Hearts on Sunday.The Dons have been in magnificent form and should beat Inverness at home on Saturday.
As you look at your Scottish picks here are some stats-based suggestions from William Hill‘s Owen Scott – and remember they are not tips.
On the end are some specials from SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes.
|ABERDEEN v INVERNESS|
|Ash Taylor has scored two goals|
|in his last three games against|
|TAYLOR TO SCORE ANYTIME||6-1|
|DUNDEE UTD v MOTHERWELL|
|Motherwell have won their last two|
|matches. Dundee Utd have not|
|won in their last seven matches.|
|BOTH TO SCORE AND MOTHERWELL WIN||4-1|
|HAMILTON v KILMARNOCK|
|Hamilton have won their last two|
|matches against Killie despite losing|
|the first goal in each game.|
|HAMILTON TO COME FROM BEHIND AND WIN||7-1|
|PARTICK TH v ST JOHNSTONE|
|Partick have won their last four|
|matches. St Johnstone have won their|
|last seven away matches.|
|BOTH TO SCORE – NO DRAW||2-1|
|ROSS COUNTY v DUNDEE|
|Half of the last 10 meetings between|
|these sides have been score draws|
|MATCH TO BE A SCORE DRAW||3-1|
|FALKIRK v DUMBARTON|
|Will Vaulks has scored in three of|
|Falkirks last four home matches|
|VAULKS TO SCORE ANYTIME||23-10|
HEARTS v CELTIC (Sun)
Leigh Griffiths has scored three goals in his last four visits to Tynecastle and hasn’t lost in his last five visits.
GRIFFITHS TO SCORE AND CELTIC WIN 7-4
RANGERS v HIBS (Mon)
Rangers have won their last two home matches against Hibs without conceding a goal.
RANGERS TO WIN TO NIL 5-2
Top of Premiership on New Year’s Day
Celtic 1-10, Aberdeen 11-2
Top of Championship on New Year’s Day
Rangers 1-4, Hibs 14-5
Ladbrokes reckon Dundee Utd will splash the cash when the January transfer window opens next week.
The tangerines are 6-1 favourites to sign more players than any other club in an attempt to climb off the foot of the Premiership table while league leaders Celtic are priced at 1-2 to make the largest purchase.
In the Championship the battle between Rangers and Hibs looks set to continue with the bookies installing the Ibrox club as the 4-5 favourites to make more changes than their Edinburgh rivals.
David Macdonald of Ladbrokes said: “Dundee United are facing a huge task to escape from danger and this transfer window really could make or break their season. The same could also be said for the Championship’s big hitters as the battle to win promotion intensifies.”
Ladbrokes Premiership team with the most signings:
Dundee United 6-1, Celtic 7-1, Motherwell 7-1, Hearts 7-1, Aberdeen 7-1, Dundee 8-1, St Johnstone 10-1, Ross County 10-1, Inverness 10-1, Kilmarnock 10-1, Partick 10-1, Hamilton 12-1.
Ladbrokes Premiership team that pays the highest price for a single player
Celtic 1-2, Aberdeen 10-1, St Johnstone 10-1, Dundee Utd 10-1, Hearts 12-1, Motherwell 14-1, Inverness 20-1, Partick 20-1, Dundee 25-1, Ross County 25-1, Hamilton 33-1, Kilmarnock 33-1.
Ladbrokes Championship team with the most signings
Rangers 4-5, Hibs 10-11.