THE Daily Record’s Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) casts his eye over the weekend’s Scottish football fixtures, highlighting his best bets.
Celtic v Rangers | Saturday 12:00 | Sky Sports
Celtic have ruled Rangers for the past few seasons and I can’t see that dominance ending here. The Hoops have won 10 and drawn two of the last 12 meetings and their only dropped points in the previous eight came against Graeme Murty’s men.
That 1-1 draw came at Parkhead when Murty was in caretaker charge before the arrival of Pedro Caixinha. Murty would bite your hand off for another draw today and that pays a best 17/4 at BetStars.
Celtic are as usual short at 2/5 with Marathonbet while Rangers are as big as 17/2 with BetStars.
Brendan Rodgers’s side are no longer invincibles but have responded well to losing to Hearts by winning three in a row. The treble winners have shown some weaknesses but when it matters – like against Aberdeen – they usually get the job done and the absence of Kenny Miller and Ryan Jack won’t help Gers. I don’t want to take 2/5 but I’ll go for Celtic -1 at evens with Paddy Power.
Hibs v Kilmarnock | Saturday 15:00
This looks the best game of the 3pm kick-offs with Steve Clarke’s visitors unbeaten in six.
Neil Lennon’s men will be hurting after Oli Shaw’s goal against Hearts wasn’t spotted and while they are odds-on favourites at 4/5 with William Hill and Ladbrokes I prefer to back both to score at evens with Ladbrokes. Both sides have netted in six of their last seven.
Aberdeen v Hearts | Saturday 15:00
Second-placed Aberdeen are 17/20 with William Hill to end Hearts’ eight-game unbeaten run. The last four meetings between the sides at Pittodrie have gone under 2.5 goals and with the Jambos conceding just two in those eight is the shout at 13/16 with 188Bet. It was 0-0 when they clashed at Murrayfield earlier in the season.
Celtic v Rangers – Celtic -1 (Evens Paddy Power)
Hibs v Kilmarnock – Both Teams To Score (Evens Ladbrokes)
Aberdeen v Hearts – Under 2.5 Goals (13/16 188BET)