5 selections today – but I have to admit I’m not hugely confident about any of them so it’s small stakes today.
With very little to choose between teams outside of the Old Firm, (apart from Hamilton who are shit), and also without fans at matches, siding on the higher priced away teams seems like a sensible move. That thinking sees us tentatively take St Mirren, but we’d have a bit more conviction if Joe Shaugnessy was fit – he will be a big miss. Aberdeen are similar. Hibs have had a great start and winning breeds confidence – but they’ve been lucky. Aberdeen are probably stronger all round so 11/5 is worth a shot.
Both Kilmarnock and Livingston have been unfortunate so far this season and both with some new acquisitions are reasonably strong fancies to win their home fixtures against Dundee Utd and Ross County respectively, who are both punching above their weight. The value is not great but just enough.
Strongest fancy of the day, (but also shortest price), is Rangers to win to nil again, this time against Hamilton. Let’s not get blinded by Hamiltons lucky away win to Motherwell last week – it doesn’t make them any less pish than they were before. Rangers have not even let a single goal in yet – winning to nil seems like a very likely outcome, so 4/6 is good.
1 point – St Mirren @ 11/4
1 point – Kilmarnock @ 8/5
1 point – Livingston @ 11/10
1 point – Rangers win to nil @ 4/6
1 point – Aberdeen @ 11/5