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Ladbrokes Premiership: Dundee to boost play-off hopes

| 12.12.2015

With the tasty lunch-time tie taking third-place Hearts to second-placed Aberdeen the Ladbrokes Premiership is set to deliver some thrilling action once again this weekend.

The Dons and the Jambos aren’t the only ticket in town, however, with a full schedule of Scottish top flight games taking place – weather permitting.

Here’s our preview of the rest of this week’s fixtures…

Dundee United v Partick Thistle

The Terrors have certainly been giving their fans a fright this season and come into this game on the back of three losses and a draw. Partick’s fortunes have vastly improved of late, with Thistle riding the wave of two successive wins. The Jags have won both of this year’s meetings (3-0 and 2-0) without conceding, indicating more misery for Mark McGhee’s men.
Best Bet: Partick to win to nil @ 4/1

Hamilton v Ross County

County’s place in the top six could be under serious threat, with the visitors arriving have lost four of their last five games.

The Staggies may have won both 2015 meetings but current form suggests a turning of the tide, with the Accies bouncing back from successive defeats to earn a credible draw with Aberdeen and a win over basement boys United.

Four of the last six meetings have seen more than three goals and with both sides leaking goals of late another high-scoring affair can be expected.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ Evens

Inverness CT v Kilmarnock

The away side has won just once in the last six meetings between these two and while both Caley and Killie have struggled of late it is Thistle that need the shortest memory to recollect that winning feeling.

Killie are now winless in five, while the 3-1 victory over Motherwell three games back could offer a glimmer of confidence to the hosts.
Best bet: Inverness CT to win @ 3/4

Motherwell v Dundee

The Dees look set to move up into the play-off places at the expense of Ross County, with the visitors having lost just once in five games – to in-form Aberdeen.

That defeat ended a run of four successive 1-1 draws and if the away side can show such resolve in defence an away win could be on the cards against a Well side with just two wins from their last 11 outings.
Best Bet: Dundee to win @ 7/4

St Johnstone v Celtic

The Bhoys are unlikely to get things all their own way against an in-form Saints side this weekend.

Tommy Wright and Ronny Deila have both overseen four wins and a draw in their last five league games meaning a tight encounter could ensue. Celtic have, however, lost just one of the last 13 meetings so should have enough to combat the high-flying Saints.
Best Bet: BTTS and Celtic to win @ 21/10

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.