THE Daily Record’s Mr Fixit (@mrfixittps) shares his best bets from Saturday’s Scottish football scene.
That’s the title wrapped up but the fascinating fight for second looks like going to the wire. Three points separate Aberdeen, Rangers and Hibs and all three face each other in the final three rounds.
Aberdeen hold the advantage and entertain Hibs in game of the day. Hibs have been superb since the split with thrilling wins against Celtic and Killie but both were at Easter Road and home advantage could edge this Aberdeen’s way – they won the previous meeting at Pittodrie 4-1.
However, my best bet is both teams to score which pays a reasonable 22/23 with Unibet.
Gers are in transition after last week’s 5-0 crushing by Celtic and subsequent departure of manager Graeme Murty. After their Old Firm crushing I asked a Rangers-supporting pal if it was possible his side could lose their last three games.
He said yes but that was before Murty’s exit. Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson take charge against Killie today and I’m not sure they can improve the situation before Steven Gerrard starts planning for next season.
It will at take a new manager, new players and new money – and lots of it. Killie are unbeaten against Gers this season, defeating them home and away and drawing at Ibrox, yet are as big as 7/1 at bet365 to make it a hat-trick of wins.
They have every chance of inflicting on the Ibrox side an eighth home defeat while Killie not to lose is the call here at 2/1 with bet365.
I thought Dumbarton were too big in midweek in the first leg of this Championship play-off semi-final and they proved me right by winning 2-1.
The Sons are 57/50 at Marathon to reach the final in style with another victory and I reckon they’ll get it.
They endured a torrid season in the Championship but are still a division above the Red Lichties and can make that extra quality count.