More value coming your way for the midweek Scottish Premiership matchday 25 games featuring Kilmarnock, Rangers and Hearts all to win. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for the three featured games and don’t forget to keep your eye on our FanBoosts section if you are after some more value with our selection of enhanced odds covering all of Europe’s top-flight.
Dundee v Kilmarnock Betting Tips
Dundee have been more solid defensively in recent weeks and picked up a few decent results, but not enough to suggest they’re ready for the visit of Killie. The visitors may have only gained one point from their last two outings as they’ve disappeared from the title race, but these both came against top-half sides and they’ve been thoroughly consistent when facing the other half of the division – going W18-D5-L1 since Steve Clarke took the job in October 2017.
The hosts’ cause isn’t helped by a lack of output in the final third at present as they’ve failed to find the net in four of their last six. Aside from a couple of results with top-half sides that came out of the blue this term, drawing with Rangers and beating Hearts, Dundee have suffered defeat in their other 10 such games and drawn a blank in seven. They even shipped three goals or more in over half of these defeats, though Killie shouldn’t need too many efforts to extract maximum points as they hold the best defensive record in the league after the Old Firm duo.
Aberdeen v Rangers Betting Tips
The Dons have been in excellent form on the road of late but they’ve picked up just one point from their last two at Pittodrie (against Celtic and Killie), which leaves them with a poor record hosting fellow top-four outfits. They’re winless in four attempts this term and in fact, they’re just W2-D5-L9 in these games since the start of 2016/17. After Rangers suffered their own defeat away at Killie recently, they’ve responded in impressive fashion by winning their last two by a combined score of 7-0 – even if they were given a helping hand by the number of penalties they received against St. Mirren.
However, scoring goals hasn’t been an issue for Steven Gerrard’s men this term and they’re the only side even close to matching Celtic’s output offensively, while there have also been some clear defensive improvements of late. The Gers have kept five clean sheets in their last eight games now, compared with just four from their opening 16, and that improved rearguard should make them favourites to come away with the spoils.
Hearts v Livingstone Betting Tips
Hearts have overcome a difficult run of form to win five of their last six across all competitions, with their last home game seeing them end St. Johnstone’s run of six consecutive victories on the road. They missed key players over their poor spell from late October up until Christmas, but with centre-backs Christophe Berra and John Souttar, as well as key creative force Steven Naismith all back in the team, they look to be firmly over that now. Indeed, Naismith in particular has been an important piece of the puzzle tactically, providing a real focal point as he drops into midfield to link the play and make things tick.
By contrast, things have gona a little bit pear-shaped for Livingston as they’re winless in seven in all competitions, losing each of their last five. In fact, Gary Holts’ charges have only netted a solitary goal across their last six fixtures, while they’ve struggled all season on their travels as they’ve drawn a blank in six of their last eight in the league, with only St. Mirren picking up fewer points away from home this term.
These two have already faced each other at Tynecastle recently as Hearts ran out 1-0 winners in the cup, and it would be no surprise to see them shut out their visitors again. Indeed, Livingston have lost five of six winless matches away at top-half outfits this term, drawing a blank on four occasions, and the return of Heart’s first choice centre-backs has done little to aid their cause.
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