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Ladbrokes Premiership: Celtic to move a step closer to title this weekend

| 23.04.2016

The Ladbrokes Premiership enters its post-split phase this weekend and while it’s a two horse race at the top of the table there’s still plenty of intrigue at the opposite end.

Dundee United remain rooted to the bottom of the table but there have been signs of resurgence from the Terrors in recent weeks.

The relegation play-off spot is also far from sorted with all of the bottom six still mathematically able to finish 11th.

All this means another weekend of top notch Scottish Premiership action awaits and here’s your guide to the weekend’s non-TV fixtures.

Motherwell v Hearts

Motherwell will have revenge in mind when Hearts turn up at Fir Park after losing to Hearts 6-0 in their most recent meeting.

Well’s form has picked up since that thumping, with Mark McGhee’s men winning four of their last five. The home side look the safer bet but with 18 goals in the last five meetings a high-scoring affair could provide more value.
Best Bet: Over 3.5 goals at 9/4

Partick Thistle v Dundee

The Dark Blues have won three of the last four meetings with Thistle but having not won an away game in five attempts will be difficult to back here. Dundee drew three of those games and with the Jags winning just one of their last four at home a share of the spoils could be on the cards again here.
Best Bet: Draw @ 9/4

Celtic v Ross County

County‘s away form offers a mixed bag of late, with two wins, two defeat and a draw from their last five on the road. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a huge cause for concern but with Celtic still not assured of the title and the game being played at Celtic Park backing anything other than a home win appears futile. The Bhoys have kept a clean sheet in three of the last five meetings and will be out to make a title statement here.
Bet Bet: Celtic to win to nil @ 11/10

Dundee United v Hamilton Academical

United’s mini revival has stalled somewhat and the Terrors go into the game having won just one of their last five at home. The Accies have won two of their last five on the road but the three losses in that time will give Mixu Paatelainen’s men hope. Last time the sides met a 0-0 draw was played out and with the hosts desperate not to lose another draw could be a safe bet.
Best Bet: Draw @ 5/2

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



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.