With a packed weekend of Scottish league action on the horizon, there are plenty of betting options available. With that in mind, we are going to offer up four of the best.
Champions On The Road
The first of our four clashes takes us to Dingwall, as Ross County prepare to welcome defending Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and with Ange Postecoglou’s men getting off to a perfect start last weekend, they will look for more of the same this Saturday.
Because after disposing of Jim Goodwin’s Aberdeen side, they now go up against a Ross County outfit who are managed by a former Celtic player himself and with Malky Mackay leading this team to a top-six finish last season, they are no longer a surprise outfit in the division.
Then again, there should be no surprises this weekend, as Celtic look to make it 40 Premiership outings without defeat and although the away win is on the rather skinny side, there is a way to extract some value from this encounter.
Value that comes in the shape of not only a Celtic win but also a clean sheet to go with it. Something that has grabbed my attention and at odds of 10/11, this is the first entry on my Scottish accumulator.
Celtic win to nil
Off To The Capital
Although it is derby day this weekend, our attention in Scotland’s capital is placed elsewhere. Because although Edinburgh City earned promotion to League 1 last season, they now operate under a new name.
For Edinburgh City now read FC Edinburgh and this weekend they welcome a Dunfermline side who themselves were relegated out of the Championship just a few months ago. Which is why this levelling up of two outfits has grabbed my interest before Saturday.
Although both teams were victorious in the opening weekend, FC Edinburgh’s success only came at the hands of the other team who earned promotion from League 2 in May – that being runaway winners Kelty Hearts.
While Dunfermline edged past Alloa and with James McPake looking to take the Pars back to the second tier at the first time of asking, they will look to continue their early momentum on Saturday. Which is why I have plumped for the away win at odds of 11/10.
Dunfermline to win
Simply The Best
Next up we go to the blue half of Glasgow and although Rangers eventually edged past Livingston last Saturday, they had a Champions League qualifier to forget against Union Saint Galloise – one that saw Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s men lose by two goals to nil.
A deficit that last season’s Europa League finalists must overturn in midweek and although that is top of the agenda for the next seven days, there is still the visit of Kilmarnock to deal with this Saturday.
A visit that sees Derek McInnes make a return to Ibrox and although he previously marshalled the midfield for Rangers, now he must marshal a Kilmarnock side that were previously outright winners in the Championship.
While with Rangers likely to put their fullest focus on European matters, it may mean only second gear is reached on Saturday and therefore odds of 11/8 for under 2.5 total goals, is my latest accumulator pick.
Rangers v Kilmarnock under 2.5 goals
Off The Mark
With both Alloa and Kelty Hearts suffering opening weekend defeats in League One, they will both look to get off the mark on Saturday and with neither side finding the net in their opening skirmishes, this has grabbed our interest from a betting perspective.
Because with Brian Rice’s men drawing a blank against Dunfermline and John Potter’s outfit suffering something of a surprise reverse to FC Edinburgh, we are hoping that their respective attacking shyness has not been fully overcome on Saturday.
That is not to say that this game is going to be completely devoid of goals, more that they will not be too many of them either and with Kelty being given something of a wakeup call last Saturday, they may still be in a slumber by the time they reach the Indodrill Stadium.
Which is why I have plumped for a rather conservative bet for my fourth and final pick. One that predicts no more than three total goals. Should this be the case, then odds of 3/10 will add a layer of fat to my betting bones.
Allow v Kelty Hearts under 3.5 goals
While if you put all four combinations together, Bet365 are prepared to offer you 10.25/1 in return.