ABERDEEN’S draw at St Johnstone last night means Celtic stay top of the Premiership on goal difference and can go three clear with a game in hand today.
Ronny Deila’s men head for Ross County looking to avenge the 0-0 draw the sides fought out at Parkhead earlier in the season.
It’s the only domestic game Celtic men have failed to score in and I can’t see a repeat. The champions are no bigger than 2-7 with Betfred and Ladbrokes to pick up the points and I’m on them at 8-11 with Skybet minus one.
The Hoops have covered the handicap on both outings since returning from a winter break in Gran Canaria and earlier in the season they defeated County 5-0 in the Highlands.
I tipped them to win by at least three against Motherwell in midweek and also backed Virgil van Dijk to score first at 16-1. Van Dijk netted two in a 4-1 win at Dingwall last season and is 14-1 with McBookie and William Hill to again break the deadlock.
A centre-half netting first two games running is asking a lot but you never know.
Elsehwere, I’m hot on Dundee United to beat a Motherwell side who have lost their last four and conceded 15 goals. I’ll be all over Dundee United at 1-2 with Betfred and again United minus one must be on the cards at 5-4 with Paddy Power.
Hamilton have suffered three defeats since Alex Neil left for Norwich and Inverness will be well backed at 7-4 with Coral. Billy Mckay is 9-5 at boylesports to net for the fifth match running but it’s still a tough for ICT with Accies confirming Martin Canning as player-bosss and putting his backroom staff in place.
Kris Doolan fired four for Partick Thistle against Accies in midweek and is 17-10 at William Hill to net just once at Killie.
Another hitman in hot form is Dundee’s Greg Stewart whose winner against Killie in midweek made it three games in a row with a goal. I’m on improving St Mirren to hold Dee to a draw but Stewart can strike and is 2-1 at McBookie.
Celtic -1/Dundee Utd -1
Mckay (ICT) to score
Doolan (Partick) to score first
(8-1, Betfred, William Hill)