WILLIE DUNCAN (@Willie_Duncan) believes there’s a Scottish Premiership bet on Monday night that’s well worth waiting for.
Inverness v Aberdeen | Monday 19.45 | BT Sport 1
It is said that good things come to those who wait.
That old adage may well prove true for punters who keep their powder dry over the weekend and, instead, throw their weight behind Aberdeen when they travel to take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Monday night.
Derek McInnes’ men have lost just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions – a 1-0 defeat against Hearts at Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup – and the Dons have won each of their last four matches.
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but Scottish Cup holders Inverness just don’t seem to be the side that they were last season.
Yes, John Hughes’ side have gone five matches without defeat on home turf, but the Caley Jags – usually so strong at home – have won just four of their 12 league matches on their own patch.
Inverness may point to their defensive record – they have conceded just 12 home goals in the league – but they have only managed 12 goals themselves and their lack of firepower is a real concern ahead of Aberdeen’s visit.
The Dons have scored seven goals in their last two matches away from home and, fired up with the belief that they can win the Premier League title, the visitors have to be backed here.
Aberdeen have the third best defensive record, behind Celtic and Hearts, in the Scottish top-flight, while only the Hoops and the Jam Tarts have managed more goals than the Dons in the Premiership.
With Aberdeen in fine form, there are plenty of reasons to back them to come out on top in the Highlands – and there is plenty of incentive to do so at even money.
Aberdeen at even-money to beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle with William Hill is my best bet from Scotland this weekend.
Inverness v Aberdeen – Aberdeen to win (1/1 William Hill)
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