Scottish Premiership Predictions & Betting Tips
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The long-awaited 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season is well underway, with the action having kicked off on the 1st August ahead of other competitive leagues.
And just as it panned out in last year’s campaign, it seems as if it’s another two-horse title-race between Neil Lennon’s Celtic and their cross-town rivals Rangers, with the former looking to secure their tenth consecutive league title.
So, will a decade of dominance atop the table continue with another title win for the Hoops? Well if they can hold on to last season’s top goal-scorer and Player of the Year Odsonne Edouard, the odds look far more attractive.
Indeed, the 22-year-old has showcased all his skills and trickery across a fruitful spell in the Scottish Premiership and if the Bhoys can hold off interest from a host of reportedly interested top European clubs.
With Scotland stars like Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor and James Forrest all key members of Lennon’s first-choice team, it seems as if Celtic are ripe for making history with a 10th successive title.
All eyes are on whether Steven Gerrard’s men can slow Celtic’s march to complete supremacy. Sure, at this still early stage of the season, they seem to more than be keeping pace with the title holders – but it remains to be seen if they can show the kind of consistency that has been lacking in their last two title charges.
Given that both clubs are in the Europa League again this season though, their schedules will be packed and some clubs may even see this as an opportunity to try and break up the Old Firm duopoly.
Aberdeen and Hibernian make up the next couple of teams in the wake of the top two that seem most likely to break down that barrier this season.
The first of the duo finished fourth last season, but will be looking to climb the table into third with summer signings Johnny Hayes and Tommie Hoban having been sealed and delivered.
Meanwhile Hibernian – the only team from the capital playing in the Scottish Premiership following Hearts’ relegation last term – will probably finish behind, albeit in a European spot, with Kilmarnock vying for the same position.
At the other end of the table, things look to be just as enticing in the betting markets and predictive pieces.
Leading the 2020/21 relegation race is St Mirren. Having narrowly avoided the drop in the last few seasons, Jim Goodwin’s men have definitely been riding their luck.
But with the signings of keeper Jak Alnwick from Rangers and Richard Tait from Motherwell, they’ll be out to make themselves more difficult to beat this time around.
However, considering that there’s been a mass exodus at the club in the summer, with plenty of big stars leaving St Mirren Park for less murkier waters, there’s very little to suggest that they’ll be able to orchestrate a great escape.
Expect the likes of Livingston and Hamilton Academical – a side that’s remained in the Scottish Premiership by the skin of their teeth due to the decision not to play relegation play-offs last season – to join them in the relegation battle at the foot of the league table.
When do you release Scottish Premiership tips?
We aim to post our Scottish Premiership betting tips and predictions around 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.
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.
Of course, the team that leads those charts are none other than Neil Lennon’s Celtic and their star man Odsonne Edouard. But let’s put some respect on Rangers’ name too – they are just as likely to ensure you cop out on this bet as the reigning champs with the likes of Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos.
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)
For this kind of bet, you want to look for which teams like to play on the front foot even if it means leaving themselves exposed at the back – we’re looking at the likes of Livingston and Hamilton Academical here. Sky Bet might be the bookmaker to go for here for their excellent value and easy to use app.
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.
Interestingly enough, it’s Rangers and St Mirren who have copped the most pens in the last few years – two of their most recent encounters saw eight penalties awarded. Yes, that’s eight for the people in the back.
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 hear of the giants that play across the league, you may be more inclined.
From Rangers defender Nikola Katic to 6’4 Celtic man Kristoffer Ajer – there are plenty of beasts that could make the odds about a headed goal more likely, and in turn, your chances to emerge with cash in hand too.
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.
Now, last season’s odds put Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard in the hot seat, and he followed suit with a fair share in the 89 goals his team scored last season. But will he rise to the challenge in the Bhoy’s 2020/21 campaign?
When it comes to cards – there’s not a league that does it better than the Scottish Premiership.
So far, even being only eight weeks in, there’s already been 115 yellow cards and eight reds – which says it all when it comes to betting on bookings in Scottish football – go high!
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.
As expected, it’ll be the strikers topping the charts, from Edouard to Ryan Kent, so keep your eyes peeled for any players who cross that thin blue VAR line.
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…
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).
From the Old Firm derby to the Dundee derby, expect enhanced odds, specials and promotions on every big game of the 2020/21 season, including the title run-in to relegation clashes.
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. BetVictor 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:
- Champions League
- FA Cup
- League Cup
- Europa League
- Serie A
- La Liga
- League One
- League Two
- Nations League
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 – Betway, SkyBet, 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.