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Scottish Premiership betting tips: Dons living high life

| 06.08.2021

Preview and odds for this Sunday’s games

Round two of the action in Scotland’s top tier sees four games taking place on Sunday and we look at a selection of those matches in our Scottish Premiership betting tips.

Hibernian v Ross County

Hibernian were in European Conference League action on Thursday and must overcome a daunting second-leg at Rijeka in Croatia next week if they are to progress.

On Sunday, they host Ross County, having picked up a point in their first game of the new Scottish Premiership season, coming from a goal down twice to beat Motherwell 3-2 last weekend.

It is unlikely Josh Doig will play any part as he is soon to depart south of the border with a number of suitors tracking the 19-year-old left-back, including West Ham, Burnley, Watford and Nottingham Forest.

Kevin Nisbet, Ryan Porteous and Martin Boyle are attracting interest while youngsters Ethan Laidlaw and Murray Johnson have been in demand too. Keeping hold of the core group who propelled Hibs to a third-place finish last season won’t be an easy job for new chief executive Ben Kensell.

Hibernian are 8/15 to record their first win of the season by beating Ross County, who are 11/2 to take all three points.

The draw, which has occurred in three of the last eight meetings, is available at 3/1.

County, who opened with a 0-0 draw against St Johnstone last week, have scored multiple goals in three of their last four visits to Easter Road and are 6/4 to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market.

Livingston v Aberdeen

Livingston kicked off the new campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Rangers and are 15/8 to win this clash with Aberdeen at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

The Lions picked up five yellow cards on a frustrating afternoon and finished with 10 men after substitute Jaze Kabia limped off with 10 minutes remaining, with Livi having already used their three replacements.

David Martindale’s side have lost eight of the last 11 meetings with the Dons. They did manage one win and two draws in that span and the draw is on offer at 2/1.

Livingston are 4/9 to win or draw the game on the Double Chance market.

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Aberdeen got off the ideal start with a 2-0 win at home to Dundee United which they followed with a 3-2 win against Breidablik of Iceland on Thursday, so backing them at 33/20 for a third straight win looks appealing for Scottish Premiership betting tips.

The two teams were involved in a 12-goal thriller at Pittodrie in April, with the Dons winning 7-5, and Aberdeen also won 2-1 at Livingston on their last meeting in May.

Seven of their last 11 meetings saw both sides net. It is Evens for that to be the case again and 7/5 for three or more goals to be scored in total.

St Johnstone v Motherwell

St Johnstone were frustrated after having to settle for a goalless draw at Ross County last week when they missed a penalty and are Evens to win their home opener against Motherwell.

The Saints will be buoyant after a 1-1 draw at Turkish giants Galatasaray on Thursday and the Perth side will fancy their chances of taking all three points against a Motherwell side who went down 3-2 at home to Hibernian last week.

The Scottish Cup and League Cup winners will miss Craig Bryson, who did not travel to Turkey because of a medial ligament strain. Strikers Chris Kane and Stevie May are both pushing for starts after being used as substitutes in Saturday’s league opener.

Motherwell, who have lost two of their last five trips to McDiarmid Park, are 3/1 to win while the draw is on offer at 11/5.

Eight of the last 13 meetings have seen three goals or more scored and it is 5/4 that over 2.5 goals pays out again to complete our Scottish Premiership betting tips.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham