THERE’S been a huge debate in Scotland in the past couple of days about whether Aberdeen or anyone else can take the title from Celtic.
The champions have dropped five points in two games to allow Aberdeen to close the gap at the top to just two points.
Questions are again being asked of boss Ronny Deila and his men and McBookie have cut Aberdeen from 20-1 to 14-1 for the title following their win at Inverness on Sunday.
They have also been cut to 10-11 in the race without Celtic while Dundee Utd are 15-8, Inverness 5-1 and Hamilton 9-1.
McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “With Aberdeen now just two points behind Celtic many are asking if they are realistic title contenders. The odds probably suggest not but it could certainly be closer than we thought at the start of the season.”
Celtic are now 1-14 for the league after being 1-100 with some firms at the start of the season and for me they’ll still do it simply because the contenders won’t be able to maintain consistency from now until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, William Hill’s Owen Scott has had an early look at Thursday’s Premiership card and has come up with some interesting stats.
DUNDEE UTD v DUNDEE
There has been a last-minute goal in
the last three Dundee derbies.
MATCH GOAL 86TH MIN-FULL TIME (odds to come)
ABERDEEN v ST JOHNSTONE
Aberdeen have only lost one of their
last six matches. The Saints are unbeaten
in their last eight.
MATCH TO BE A SCORE DRAW 5-2
HAMILTON v MOTHERWELL
The home side have only scored one goal
in the last six Lanarkshire derbies.
MOTHERWELL TO WIN TO NIL 6-1
ROSS COUNTY v INVERNESS
Ross County have only won one of the
last six Highland derbies at home.
INVERNESS TO WIN TO NIL 12-5
ST MIRREN v KILMARNOCK
Both teams have scored in 10 of the
last 12 meetings between these
sides. The away side have only won
one of those matches.
BOTH TO SCORE AND ST MIRREN WIN 7-2
PARTICK TH v CELTIC
Both teams have scored in the last
four matches at Firhill. Celtic have
won all four games.
BOTH TO SCORE AND CELTIC WIN 9-4