Scottish Premiership Predictions & Betting Tips

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The 2022/23 Scottish Premiership season is here, getting underway over the final weekend of July, and the 12 teams are fighting for glory.

Celtic enter the campaign as champions, winning their title back from Rangers in an excellent first campaign as manager for Ange Postecoglou. It was the Bhoys’ 10th title in the past 11 seasons and moves them just three behind Rangers in the fight to be Scotland’s most dominant club.

Can Celtic close the gap to two this season? Or will Rangers re-extend their advantage over their bitter rivals?

Who will win the Scottish Premiership?

As it has been for quite some time, the Scottish Premiership is once again expected to be a two-horse race. Celtic and Rangers have had a stranglehold over the Scottish top flight for decades, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen the last side to win the title outside the Big Two – in 1984/85.

Since that season, Celtic and Rangers have shared 37 titles with the Bhoys just about edging the head-to-head at 19 to 18 – moving clear thanks to last season’s win. As defending champions, Celtic will be confident of their chances to retain their title, especially as they haven’t won fewer than three titles in a row since 2003/04 when their success was sandwiched by Rangers taking the league (albeit as part of a wider Celtic-dominated period).

Celtic have been busy in the summer transfer window, signing Jota on a permanent basis with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Aaron Mooy also signing (among others), but Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers have also added to their squad. A total of seven players have been signed to Ibrox including Rabbi Matondo, Ben Davies and Tom Lawrence.

Scottish Premiership outright odds

Team Paddy Power 888Sport
Celtic 3/10 3/10
Rangers 5/2 5/2
Hearts 80/1 80/1
Aberdeen 80/1 80/1
Hibernian 275/1 250/1
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Who will qualify for Europe in the Scottish Premiership?

Overall, the Scottish Premiership has four European qualification spots covering two competitions. While the title winner will go straight into the Champions League group stage, the runners-up gets a spot in the third-qualifying round.

Third and fourth then enter the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League, in the third and second qualifying rounds respectively. Scotland’s Europa League spot goes to the Scottish Cup winner.

Last season, Hearts and Dundee United joined Celtic and Rangers in the top four and the former actually got a spot in the Europa League play-off round as Rangers won the Scottish Cup. That meant fifth-placed Motherwell took the Europa Conference League second qualifying round spot – where they lost 3-0 to Sligo Rovers.

Who will be relegated from the Scottish Premiership?

At the end of 2021/22, Dundee were relegated from the Scottish Premiership and replaced by Kilmarnock. St Johnstone finished in the Premiership play-off spot but kept their place in the top flight by beating second-tier Inverness Caledonian Thistle 6-2 over two legs.

The same process is in place for 2022/23 with the bottom club going straight to the Scottish Championship and the 11th-placed side having a second chance of safety via the play-offs. On top of Kilmarnock and St Johnstone, Aberdeen will be hoping to do better than last season, as will St Mirren and Hibernian.


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When do you release Scottish Premiership tips?

We aim to post our Scottish Premiership betting tips and predictions between 24 and 48 hours before kickoff, allowing punters time to weigh up their options. Time periods can change depending on fixture congestion.

For particularly eye-catching fixtures, there may be an array of different betting guides and pointers around the site, so keep your eyes peeled for a special Squawka slant on your betting content ahead of the biggest games on the calendar.

Today’s Scottish Premiership tips

You’ll be able to wager on every moment of the Scottish Premiership action as it happens today and every day moving forward, courtesy of our betting tips, predictive previews, expert tipster content and game-day specials.

So, as the action continues to unfold, whether you’re out and about or watching from the comfort of your home, you’ll be in the loop with the latest betting inside scoop.

Scottish Premiership in-play betting tips

If you want to elevate and enhance to your online betting experience, you’ll have to check out the Squawka Bet Scottish Premiership in-play betting services.

Indeed, with this handy little platform of hand, you’ll be able to do one of two things: 1) bet on the live, unfolding action as it happens before you 2) tweak and tailor your wagers to all the in-game drama to ensure that you emerge with the best possible payout in hand.

So, whether that’s the Old Firm derby, or a bottom-of-the-league scrap, keep an eye on the fluctuating odds.

Full-time results

If there’s ever a market that could deliver you the best Scottish Premiership odds and payouts, its the full-time result/final score.

Though each game differs, from odds to individual brilliance, injuries, form and styles of play, as long as you do the homework on which team possesses high-scoring players and which team will choose to defend deep, you’ll always emerge with cash in hand.

To score and win tips

Here’s a two-fold punt for you to put those Scottish Premiership tips to use: simply decide which player you think will score and see his team emerge with all three points come the final whistle.

Both teams to score

All you need for this particular wager to come through is both teams to find the back of the net, regardless of whether your team actually wins (some respite for fans of teams in the lower reaches of the division).

Sky Bet might be the bookmaker to go for here for their excellent value and easy to use app.

Penalty specialist

As simple as they come, all you have to do is decide whether or not you think the game will feature a penalty, whether it’s a top-of-the-table clash, or a scrap in the league’s basement.

To score a header

This may not seem the like the most profitable market to put those Scottish Premiership tips to use, but once you see some of the giants that play across the league, you may be more inclined.

Players total shots

Very simply put, all you need to do to cop out on this Scottish Premiership free bet is wager on which player will barrage the opposition goal with the most number of shots.

Bookings

When it comes to cards – there’s not a league that does it better than the Scottish Premiership.

Livingston were the team to back on cards bets last season as they racked up no fewer than 80 yellows in 33 matches, while Hibernian had eight sending-offs – more than any other team.

Players offside

Players offside by a few strands of hair, by a middle toe, or by a shade of their nose? We’ve heard it all before, and this time, we’re going one better by providing you the opportunity to put those Scottish Premiership tips to use on it.

Corners taken

This particular market could be an overs/unders one, so the mission, if you choose to accept it, will involve clueing up on all the research ahead of time through our analytical previews to make sure you pick the right tally.

You can, however, also back teams to win more corners than their opponents in the match, so make sure you know which teams are ranking highly for corners both won and conceded before placing your bet.

Scottish Premiership Odds

Looking for the best possible value odds on your Scottish Premiership bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!

This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in Scottish Premiership, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find of the games taking place in Scottish Premiership or any other league across the next few days.

Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.

By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will not only take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, where, if you’re already logged in, the selection will load into your betslip leaving you just a tap of the confirmation button away from your bet being placed. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?


This weekend’s Scottish Premiership predictions

If you think you’ve learned all there is you need to know about Scottish football betting then think again. We’ve listed below the final gears in the cogs below to make sure you’re armed with all the knowledge and odds ahead of the upcoming games.

So, without further ado…

Price boosts

There are a lot of bookmakers that offer price boosts on the big SPL games of the season (and if you’re looking for a bookmaker all you have to do is scroll down two paragraphs to find a handy list).

Scottish Premiership accumulators

There’s no better feeling that being able to bet on a selection of games, applying different betting markets and watching as the odds fall in your favour.

Well, our Squawka Bet Scottish Premiership accas offer exactly that.

As the weekend looms, you’ll have the chance to take your pick of the matchday schedule, read up on the data and stats, and then sit back, waiting for the payouts & Scottish Premiership tips to cop out. Betfair are one bookmaker to look out for in this regard.

Best bookmakers for the Scottish Premiership

There are plenty of bookies that’ll offer the comprehensive SPL betting experience for casual punters and expert tipsters alike.

However, only a few in the industry provide the creme of the crop such as the following five:

What other competitions do you offer tips for?

We apply our love and dedication to other competitions, just as we have for the Scottish Premiership here. So, for all the fans of the Bundesliga, or the magic of the FA, fret not. Take a look at those very pages in the list below:

Scottish Premiership offers & free bets

Aside from the Scottish Premiership predictions, there are also plenty of betting offers and free bets to get your hands on to.

From the first game of the season to the very last, the best bookies – Bet365, Sky Bet and the ilk – will ensure that you get price boosts, enhanced offers and specials as the roll in.

So, buckle up, strap yourselves in, and bolster your online betting experience with Squawka Bet’s Scottish Premiership tips.

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