THE SPL started earlier than ever before but it's yet to catch fire.

Last weekend's six games produced just nine goals and so far the week two matches have seen just four goals in four games.

None of those four featured both teams to score and the only first-half strike was Steven Naismith's 31st-minute effort against St Johnstone.

If the trend continues supporters can't expect too many thrills and spills at Tynecastle on Sunday when Hearts entertain Dundee United.

Hearts' season has got off to a solid start with away draws at Rangers then Paksi in the Europa League so they will want to put on a show for their home fans.

Whether they are value at a biggest 1-1 with Stan James could depend on the availability of United's star striker David Goodwillie.

Blackburn have had a £2million bid accepted but the deal has stalled with Rangers waiting in the wings.

Goodwillie is key to the way United play but to be fair to Peter Houston he has options in the shape of Jon Daly and Jonny Russell.

United are as big as 3-1 with totesport with the draw 12-5 with Betfred.

And a scoring stalemate looks the call with both teams to score a biggest 10-11 with the likes of William Hill and bet365.

Jambos new boy John Sutton is 5-1 at boylesports to break the deadlock while Goodwillie is 9-4 with Stan James to sign off with a goal.

With goals at a premium so far I like Paddy Power's 1-1 on the opening goal to arrive after the 25th minute.

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Both teams to score

(10-11, William Hill)

First goal after 25th minute

(1-1, Paddy Power)

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