IT'S a big weekend in the Scottish Premiership, especially in the bottom half, with three massive games as five sides fight to avoid second bottom spot.
Just three points separate Hibs in seventh from Ross County in 11th and the Easter Road side's position could be even more precarious by kick-off time at Tynecastle on Sunday.
Here are some stats put together by William Hill's Owen Scott plus some weekend specials. Remember these are not tips.
Partick v St Mirren (Fri)
Kenny McLean has scored in Saints last two victories. He also netted against Partick in August. McLean to Score and St Mirren Win 7-1.
Aberdeen v St Johnstone
Ross County v Kilmarnock
Kris Boyd has scored in all three matches against Ross County this season. County have yet to beat to Killie in a competitive fixture. Boyd to Score and Killie Win 11/4.
Hibs v Hearts
Dale Carrick has scored three goals in Hearts' last four matches including the opener against Hibs last month. Carrick to Score Anytime 11-4.
Dundee Utd v Motherwell
All three fixtures between these sides this season have produced exactly four goals. Exactly four goals in match 15-4.
Celtic v Inverness
Celtic have scored a late goal in four of their last five matches against Inverness. Celtic Goal 76th Min – Full Time 11-10.
Rangers v Stranraer
Bilel Mohsni has scored three goals in his last two matches at Ibrox. Mohsni to Score Anytime 11-4.
Who will finish 11th in Premiership?
Ross County 6-4
St Mirren 6-1
The Premiership has split in two for the final 5 games of the season. Which
sides will accumulate the most points in the final 5 matches?
Top 6 – Most Points
St Johnstone 5-1
Dundee Utd 12-1
Bottom 6 – Most Points
St Mirren 3-1
Ross County 7-1
Both Markets will be settled on whoever gains the most points in the final 5
matches (updated from last weekend). In the event of a tie goal difference then goals scored will be used followed by head-to-head record. After this dead heat rules apply.
The PFA Scotland Awards are on Sunday.
Premiership Player of the Year
Kris Commons 1-5
Virgil van Dijk 6-1
Fraser Forster 12-1
Kris Boyd 12-1
Young Player of the Year
Stevie May 6-4
Andrew Robertson 7-4
Ryan Gauld 9-2
Stuart Armstrong 9-2
Championship Player of the Year
Anthony Andreu 9-4
Rory Loy 9-4
Peter MacDonald 11-4
Kane Hemmings 7-2
League 1 Player of the Year
Lee Wallace 4-6
Michael Moffat 7-2
Jon Daly 11-2
Nicky Law 11-2
League 2 Player of Year
Rory McAllister 1-2
Kenny Mackay 11-2
Lee Currie 11-2
Andy Rodgers 6-1
PFA Scotland Manager of the Year
Derek McInnes 1-2
Neil Lennon 9-2
Tommy Wright 9-2
Stuart McCall 7-1
Dead heat rules apply in the event
of a joint award.
Meanwhile, McBookie make Hamilton 8-13 favourites for the Championship following last week’s results and bookies are praying they can go on and lift the title and save them a £1million payout. If Dundee manage to win the league it will mean all four Scottish titles have been won by the pre-season ante-post favourites.
Paul Petrie, McBookie.com spokesman, said: “Celtic and Rangers were certainties but punters also couldn’t see past Dundee and Peterhead. The fourfold was the most popular pre-season bet and if Dundee win the league it will cost the industry millions. Hamilton will certainly have a few new supporters if they can snatch the title.”
McBookie are offering 33-1 Rangers win the Premiership title within three years – as laid out by the board in their review published yesterday.
Petrie added: “The board have stuck their necks on the line with these predictions but we just can’t see them chieving it. Celtic will have three more years picking up Champions League money and can pull further and further away.”