The defending champions of Scotland Premiership, Celtic are expectedly off to a strong kick off to the new campaign with three wins in tree fixtures and a dominant goal difference of 7-1. The team led by Brendan Rodgers broke all records last year when they picked up 34 victories and four draws in 38 league outings to top the standings with 30-point margin ahead of the second placed Aberdeen.
The Hoops did not change their squad much ahead of the new campaign and they obviously remain the main favourites for the new silverware. Unfortunately, the bookies are well aware of that fact as Brendan Rodger’s squad is 1/33 to win the league (with Bet365) making any bets on the outright league winner practically useless.
You can, however, back the league winners without Celtic and Aberdeen pop out as the top candidates to repeat the last year’s success and become runners-up for the second consecutive year. The Dons, much like Celtic, entered the new season with a quite similar squad to the one they had last year. They are also off to a positive start with the perfect record of three wins in three games even though Derek McInnes can’t be especially proud of the European adventure where his team suffered an early Europa League elimination to Cypriot Apollon. You can get Aberdeen to win the outright market without Celtic at the 1/1 odds with Coral.
The main threat to their second-place challenge is Rangers who are struggling a lot at the start of the season under Pedro Caixinha as the new head coach. The Teddy bears took no more than four points from three starting games and we honestly don’t see them as a real danger to Aberdeen’s ambitions. The ones who fancy Rangers can back them as outright winners at 6/4 with William Hill.
Kilmarnock, Partick and Dundee are the main candidates for the drop to Championship at the end of the season as each of three sides lost their opening three matches in the new season. We somehow feel that Dundee are the weakest of the mentioned teams and you can back them to lose the elite class status at 4/1 @ Unibet. Kilmarnock are, interestingly, the top relegation favourites and you can get them to finish bottom at the odds of 11/4 with Sky.
In all, the best of the mention picks is Aberdeen to win outright without Celtic at the evens odds. Football betting experts at biggestfreebets.com agree with this bet as well.