PREMIERSHIP action resumes today and our game needs a lift after the kicking Scotland took on the international break.
And it could get it with two potential crackers – Celtic v Hibs and Hearts v Aberdeen.
The capital clubs fill the top two slots but if they both lose Celtic will take over at the top.
It's tight and tense with seven points separating the top seven but I'm backing the Jambos to stay in front although they may need to settle for a draw in what has the feel of a low scorer.
Craig Levein's men lost their 100 per cent record at Rangers last time out and have been hit by a double blow with centre-half John Souttar and centre-forward Uche Ikpeazu both out for five months.
Celtic and Hibs both won 6-0 last time out so will be confident ahead of their meeting at Parkhead.
Neil Lennon's men have given the champs some tough tests recently but are winless in Glasgow's east end – three defeats and two 2-2 draws. The obvious call is to go for goals but both have been keeping plenty of clean sheets. Both to score though is a nice price at 19-20 with bet365.
Brendan Rodgers's side needed a big win to get them going and I can see them following up with victory at 4-11 with Betfred.
Dundee finally caved into pressure and sacked Neil McCann last week with the more experienced Jim McIntyre taking over.
He has a tough baptism at Livingston who have conceded just one goal at home and picked up three wins and a draw in four outings. Livi look decent to me at 19-20 with Coral.
Rangers are in action in the live game on Sunday at Hamilton and will expect to run up a big win against a side hammered 6-0 at Hibs last time out.
Alfredo Morelos is worth a look at 7-2 with bet365 to score first and fellow striker Kyle Lafferty is out after Northern Ireland invoked FIFA's five-day rule after he withdrew from their squad to play in Bosnia last week.
Rangers are no bigger than 4-11 at Ladbrokes so goals could be the way to go with the Ibrox men netting 11 on their last three visits to New Douglas. They conceded in all three and Gers and both to score pays 21-10 at McBookie.
Every Championship game looks tough to call but match of the day is second v first as Ross County welcome Ayr.
I can see County edging this at 10-11 with Betfred and leapfrogging their rivals.
East Fife have won four in a row to nil, including last week's Irn-Bru Cup success against Queen of the South, and are surprisingly big at 23-20 with Sky Bet at home to Brechin in League One.
There are no League Two games due to Scottish Cup ties and there are some interesting match-ups such as Beith v Linlithgow, Cove v Auchinleck and Albion Rovers v Formartine.
Last season Beith v Rose would have been a Scottish Junior Cup tie and I'd have backed the Ayrshiremen. I don't think much has changed despite Linlithgow moving to the senior set-up. Cove should be too strong for Talbot but it won't be easy while Formartine look a big price at 5-2 at Albion Rovers.
Edinburgh City have been a favourite of mine in recent weeks and should see off Civil Service Strollers with plenty to spare. Civil Service have conceded four to East Stirling and Kelty in their past two games and I like City -3 at 12-5 with Coral.
Kelty suffered a blow when boss Thomas Courts quit and Peterhead should beat them by at least two at 4-6 with bet365. Former Rangers skipper Barry Ferguson is the new Kelty boss but won't take over until next week.
- Celtic v Hibs btts
- Rangers & btts
- Ross County
- East Fife
- Edinburgh -3