In sniffing around for season long bets in the Premiership, there is less to consider. For the winner it’sa bit of a coin toss, the more tricky bets are top 6 and relegation spots.
Taking the winners first. I don’t think either team should be much lower than evens. Which makes the Huns a good bet at 17/10. Rangers were the better out of the two sides last season in my opinion. Celtic could have got nowhere near the UEFA Cup final. A number of signings made by either side with more to come brings more uncertainty but if anything, Rangers signings look more promising so far.
What else is worth a flutter in the top league?
Top 3 finish? Hearts are rightly hot favourites, but I’m not overly keen at 11/8. Aberdeen are tempting at 4/1 but Goodwin could quickly find the Pittodrie fans turning against him if he doesn’t get off to a good start.
Top 6 prices are very stingy, a lot of overround there I think. Not worth bothering with in such an unpredictable market.
Relegation favourites are Ross County and St Mirren. Don’t really see it with Ross County who were one of the strongest finishers and have a good manager in Malky Mackay. St Mirren certainly justified as one of the favourites for relegation but don’t think they are number one choice and 3/1 isn’t attractive enough.
St Johnstone would be my first picks for relegation and can be got at 4/1 but I am more attracted to the odds on Kilmarnock who are as high as 9/1 with some bookies. Why? Seems like it is all faith in Derek McInnes. They have came out of the weakest Championship in many years by the skin of their teeth, where the second placed team got pumped by the Premiership in the play offs. There is a fair gulf in class between the two leagues. There has been little in the way of strengethening so far, I’m sure McInness will bring in more quality but there is a lot to do there. 9/1 is a huge price for the team coming up from Championship.
2 points – Rangers @ 17/10
1 point – St Johnstone @ 4/1
0.5 points – Kilmarnock @ 9/1