Best Soccer Odds for Saturday's Picks: Scottish Premiership

Lee Phelps

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:27 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 5:27 PM UTC

Our tipster has reviewed the international soccer betting options & has found the tastiest of soccer odds in these picks focused on Saturday's action in Scotland with two top-of-the-table clashes.

The top three in the Scottish Premiership all play this Saturday in a league that is refreshingly close (for a change). Aberdeen top the table after 21 games with Celtic and Dundee United in second and third, albeit the reigning champions have two games in hand on the surprise leaders.

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Hamilton Academicals vs Celtic
The programme kicks off with a trip to the Accies for Celtic after a week off from competitive action. They flew to the sun for a warm weather training camp, while Hamilton were losing to Dundee United 3-2 on Monday night.

Ronny Deila’s men lost both friendlies with Sparta Prague and PSV and have only won one match in the last five including those with a weakened team. Their domestic form has been good of late as they try to regain top spot, in fact they have only lost three games all season. The worry for them is one of those losses came at home to this weekend’s opponents.

Hamilton are one of only two sides to ‘nil’ Celtic at their stadium (the champions also drew a blank in their last home match against lowly Ross County). That win added to a 1-1 draw in their last head-to-head, which featured three red cards and a last minute penalty which salvaged a point for Celtic.

I expect goals in this match given that Hamilton are the leading scorers at home and Celtic are the second most prolific away side. Over 3.5 goals at 7/4 is my main play here and 6/1 for Ali Crawford to score at any time is a big price. He scored in two of their last three outings and in the 1-0 win at Celtic in October.

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Aberdeen vs Dundee
The league leaders are on a seven match winning streak, scoring 13 and conceding none. They have only failed to score once at Pittodrie all season (in their first match of the season against Dundee United).

Not many are giving Dundee a chance of scoring, let alone winning but they may be able to unlock this seemingly impenetrable defence. Fresh from a man of the match performance Alex Harris could cause makeshift full-back Andrew Considine problems with his pace on the wing and if the other marauding full-back Shay Logan isn’t careful Greg Stewart could take advantage. He virtually shut Logan down in the last match, a win for Dundee in the Scottish Cup.

It would be a stretch soccer pick to expect Dundee to win, but I think the home win and both teams to score is value at 13/5, especially when compared to the straight win price of 4/9 and seeing as Dundee have scored in all but their first trip of the season.

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Dundee United vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Another great game sees third play fourth, with both sides locked on 41 points. The home form is excellent, with only five points dropped all season and they stuck six goals past United’s biggest rivals in the derby on New Year’s Day.

Caley haven’t drawn an away game yet and generally conceded, in fact they have let in exactly one goal in each of their last five road trips. Add to that United’s record of letting goals in against teams in the top six and I’m going to side with a boring both teams to score here at 4/6. If forced to go for an outright bet, I’ll go for Inverness to record their first draw away from home at 5/2 in soccer odds.

Free Soccer Picks: Hamilton vs Celtic over 3.5 goals 7/4; Aberdeen v Dundee Aberdeen to win and both teams to score 13/5; Dundee United vs Inverness both teams to score 4/6

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