ABERDEEN are trying to replicate the Leicester fairytale down south and will go joint top of the Premiership if they win at St Johnstone today.
McBookie.com have cut them from 20-1 to 9-1 for the title after their midweek win over Celtic. That defeat has meant the bookies are offering 2-9 Ronny Deila will not be in charge of the Hoops next season and that looks increasingly likely.
McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: “Aberdeen were down to a single-figure price earlier in the season before drifting out but it now looks like they have their title challenge back on track.
“That isn’t good news for Deila and the Celtic manager is under intense pressure, especially after missing out on the Treble. East Kilbride are 60-1 to beat then in the Scottish Cup on Sunday and that would definitely finish him off.”
It is 6-1 with McBookie for the title race to go the last game of the season and McBookie make David Moyes 9-4 favourite in next Celtic boss market.
Away from St Johnstone v Aberdeen it’s all about the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
Bookies aren’t giving much away by making Championship leaders Rangers no bigger than 9-20 (Ladbrokes) to beat Premiership Rangers in the lunchtime live TV showdown.
It’s a joke of price but Gers did beat Killie 3-0 when they met in the Cup two seasons ago. The line-ups have changed so much that Lee McCulloch, who started for Rangers two years ago, will be in charge of Killie after Gary Locke quit last week.
Kenny Miller and Nicky Law, who netted a double, are the only survivors of that tie and if Law starts he could be worth a look at 21-20 with McBookie to score.
Finding value isn’t easy so with Killie conceding 12 in six games Rangers could score 2+ at 1-2 with Ladbrokes.
Again that’s short so maybe the bet to take is Rangers -1 at 5-4 with 888sport as they’ve netted 13 in three home games against Livingston, Cowdenbeath and Hibs.
On Wednesday I advised an advance 5pts Super Single on Ross County -2 at home to junior side Linlithgow Rose and Celtic -3 at Lowland League East Kilbride.
County are no bigger than 1-12 to win but I’m surprised to see them as big as 4-5 minus two at the likes of Betfred and bet365.
I’m happy enough to take County minus three at 21-10 with Paddy Power. Other bets to consider are County to win to nil at 4-6 with Paddy Power and to win both halves at 10-11 with the Irish outfit.
Free-scoring Dundee are 8-15 with bet365 and Paddy Power to win at Dumbarton but best bet could be Kane Hemmings to score at 10-11 with Paddy Power.
League Two Annan, conquerors of Hamilton, are at home to Morton and this could go to a replay.
Aberdeen are 23-20 with William Hill to go level with Celtic at the top. It’s a must-win for Derek McInnes’s side if they are serious about a title fight and I’ll be on.
Bets to Consider
Ross County -2
Ross County to win both halves
Hemmings to score first