ABERDEEN are setting a furious pace at the top of the Scottish Premiership and there is even talk of a possible title race.
Champs Celtic are five points behind but the Dons face a tricky visit to Tynecastle to tackle Hearts on Sunday.
Scottish bookmakers McBookie.com are offering 6-4 Aberdeen will still be top of the league on Christmas Day. The firm have cut the Dons from 16-1 to 8-1 for the title following their victories over Celtic and Hamilton.
Spokesman Paul Petrie said: “Aberdeen were 40-1 shots for the league at this time last season yet still managed to put up a decent title challenge. Seven wins out of seven mean we are talking about a title race earlier than ever before and if they are still top at Christmas Celtic will definitely have a fight on their hands.”
The firm is offering 5-1 the title race will go to the last game of the season while it is 12-1 Aberdeen win every game up until Halloween – when they next play Celtic.”
William Hill’s Owen Scott has put together these stats and specials that may help as you look ahead to the weekend. Remember these are not tips.
ST MIRREN v RAITH (Fri)
When these sides meet the home side
has won on the last three occasions
without conceding a goal.
ST MIRREN TO WIN TO NIL 5-2
DUNDEE UTD v INVERNESS
Billy McKay will play for the first
time against his former club since
signing for Dundee Utd.
MCKAY TO SCORE AND UTD WIN 4-1
HAMILTON v MOTHERWELL
You need to go back 11 matches
in this fixture to find a match where
both teams scored. Hamilton have not
lost in last six home games v Well.
HAMILTON TO WIN TO NIL 11-4
KILMARNOCK v ST JOHNSTONE
St Johnstone are unbeaten in their
last nine visits to Rugby Park and have
won six of those matches.
ST JOHNSTONE TO WIN AND 3+ MATCH GOALS 11-4
ROSS COUNTY v PARTICK TH
County have scored two goals in
three of their four home matches
ROSS COUNTY TO SCORE 2+ 1-1
ALLOA v FALKIRK
Falkirk have won their last five
matches against Alloa. Alloa have
scored in four of them.
FALKIRK TO WIN AND BOTH TO SCORE 11-4
DUMBARTON v RANGERS
Rangers have scored at least five
goals in four of their five away
matches this season.
RANGERS TO WIN 4+ MATCH GOALS 5-4
LIVINGSTON v HIBS
Hibs have won four of their
last five matches, keeping a clean
sheet in all four.
HIBERNIAN TO WIN TO NIL 13-8
QOS v MORTON
Morton won 1-0 when they visited
Dumfries to play QoS in August.
MORTON TO WIN TO NIL 5-1
CELTIC v DUNDEE (Sun)
Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring
the last time Dundee visited Celtic
Park and has scored first in three of
Celtics last four home games.
GRIFFITHS TO SCORE FIRST 3-1
HEARTS v ABERDEEN (Sun)
Adam Rooney has scored in Aberdeen’s
last four Premiership wins.
ROONEY TO SCORE AND ABERDEEN WIN 5-1