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SlipsTips returns to share his favourite fancy from the weekend's Scottish action with the top-flight taking centre-stage.

Motherwell vs Celtic (Saturday, 15:00)

Celtic will be looking to record back-to-back away wins for the first time this season when they face Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday.

Ange Postecoglou earned his first domestic road success since stepping into the Parkhead hot seat with a morale-boosting 2-1 win at Aberdeen before the international break.

Next up, will come another stern test of Celtic's title credentials with an away match against a Motherwell team who have made a superb start to the season.

The Steelmen occupy fourth place in the Scottish Premiership, but when it comes to the disciplinary standings, Graham Alexander's hosts sit top of the pile with their three yellow cards per-game average.

With that in mind, coupled with the fact that Well have received two or more cards in seven of their opening eight Scottish Premiership fixtures, 20+ Motherwell booking points will form the first-half of my 19/20 (SkyBet) double.

Willie Collum has been handed the whistle for this match-up and that only adds to the appeal of backing bookings, with the experienced referee averaging 4.6 cards-per 90 minutes in the Scottish top-flight this term.

Rangers vs Hearts (Saturday, 15:00)

The top two teams in the Scottish Premiership go toe-to-toe this weekend, as Rangers welcome newly-promoted Hearts at Ibrox

Steven Gerrard's side returned to the summit with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Hibs before the two-week break, while Hearts maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 triumph over Motherwell.

That should contribute to a closely-fought contest between two sides on Saturday and I'm going to complete the aforementioned 19/20 (SkyBet) double by backing the capital club to collect 20+ bookings.

Rangers have played nine matches across all competitions at their Govan base this season and each of their nine visitors have picked up at least 20+ booking points.

Sure, Hearts are averaging 1.5 cards per-90 minute this season, but Robbie Neilson's side have seen two or more bookings in three of their last four away matches and I fancy them to follow suit at fortress Ibrox.

Referee Don Robertson delivered at least two cards to Rangers' opponents in each two of his previous assignments involving the Scottish champions this season and I see no reason to oppose a repeat during Saturday's hotly-anticipated top-of-the-table showdown.

Recommended Bet

  • Motherwell 20+ Booking Points
  • Hearts 20+ Booking Points
  • Double (19/20, SkyBet)
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