The final curtain will be drawn on the regular Premiership season in Scotland this weekend and KevMac is on hand to preview the action and present his best bets.
Rangers v Aberdeen
RANGERS will end 10 years of pain this afternoon when they finally get their hands on the Premiership trophy.
And Steven Gerrard’s men will be determined to finish the campaign in style as they bid to pull of an unbeaten campaign in the league.
It’s fitting they finish the season with a clash against Aberdeen as it was a 1-0 win at Pittodrie on the opening day that set Gers off on their amazing run to glory.
Their consistency in hunting down the title has been amazing with a 3-0 midweek win at Livingston making it 31 victories and just six draws so far in the Premiership.
So it’s no surprise the bookies make them red-hot favourites to finish the league campaign without a blemish.
Rangers are just 1/16 in McBookie’s double chance market, which pays on the win or draw, while an Aberdeen victory is a whopping 9/1.
Had the Dons still been playing for something then some punters may have fancied a speculative punt at those odds, given their recent record against the Ibrox side.
Aberdeen have lost just seven of their last 15 meetings but three of those defeats have come this season.
And with their hopes of pipping Hibs to third place ending with a 1-0 loss to the Easter Road side in midweek, there’s nothing but pride for the Dons to play for.
The lack of a cutting edge up front has hurt the Dons all season so you have to fancy a Gers win to nil today.
That bet has landed in 17 of their Ibrox clashes this season in all competitions and pays a best evens at BetVictor which looks good value.
Gerrard’s side are also 9/5 at McBookie to win both halves which looks well worth a punt.
Ryan Kent has scored in two of the three games against Aberdeen this term and also netted in midweek at Livi.
He’s 16/5 with Paddy Power for another goal which looks overpriced on his current form.
Hibernian v Celtic
It will be a painful day for Celtic fans as Gers lift the trophy and the Parkhead club’s horror campaign ends with a trip to Easter Road.
Skipper Scott Brown will play his last game for Celtic so he will surely be on penalty duties if they win a spot-kick.
Brown is as big as 9/1 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer and that might be worth a punt.
It will also probably be the last time Odsonne Edouard is spotted in the Hoops and the Frenchman is 7/5 with the same firm to sign off with a goal.
St Johnstone v Livingston
St Johnstone will be looking ahead to Hampden as well and Livingston seem overpriced at 16/5 with Bet365 for a victory in Perth.
Both sides have been decent in defence this term so I also fancy under 2.5 goals, although the odds aren’t great at a best 3/5 with SportNation.
Motherwell v Ross County
It’s Survival Sunday tomorrow and with Hamilton all but relegated it’s all about who ends up in the play-off spot.
Ross County are in the driving seat after bringing up one of my midweek bets by beating Accies.
They sit three points clear of Killie so the Staggies only need a draw at Motherwell to make sure they stay up.
The stalemate pays 19/10 at Fir Park and that could be the shout as it’s a result that lets both teams end the campaign on a positive note.
Well’s only defeat in their last seven games came to Hibs in the Cup but it’s a game that matters more to County.
Hamilton v Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock should make them sweat a little by beating doomed Hamilton.
Killie are evens at Unibet which looks tremendous value while Kyle Lafferty is 7/5 with the same firm to net again.
DUNDEE have one foot in the play-off final after beating Raith Rovers 3-0 on the road in midweek. And the bookies can’t see them slipping up in tonight’s second leg at Dens, with Raith 20/1 at McBookie to qualify.
Dundee are odds-on with most bookies for another win and are a best evens at Genting. But I’ve a feeling this second leg could end in a 90-minute stalemate, which is priced 14/5 by McBookie.
Over 2.5 strikes came up in the first leg and a repeat tonight pays 10/11 (McBookie) which is great for accumulators.
Edinburgh City host Dumbarton in the League One Final on Monday.
BTTS has failed to land in four of their last five and betting against it pays 11/10 with McBookie for the first leg.
Dumbarton’s Stuart Carswell appeals at 5/4 (McBookie) for a card.
Scottish Football Tips
Anytime Scorer Double
- Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Kent (9/1, Paddy Power)