England is not the only place that will showcase football right after the New Year, as Scotland has some great matches on the agenda as well.
Although the Scottish Premiership consists of only 12 teams in the league, it still offers plenty of great football actions for many sporting fans to relish in. UK gambling news reports that all 12 of the clubs will take on one another on the first day of 2015, so there will many fun games to watch out for.
Dundee United will take on Dundee FC as the first match of the new year. Aberdeen will host St. Johnstone, while Hamilton will play against Motherwell at home. The final game of the day will take place between Partick Thistle and Celtic, a clash that is looking to be quite thrilling.
Dundee United vs Dundee FC and Aberdeen vs St Johnstone
Dundee United have managed to propel themselves to the top three of the league. They currently hold 34 points and are in 3rd place after 18 rounds. Their home record is almost impeccable as it stands at 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so their next opponents Dundee FC will have a hard time breaking them on their own field.
The visitors have endured a tumultuous time while playing away from home (4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses), so their next game looks to be somewhat uncertain. Online sportbooks in UK believe that Dundee United hold the upper hand in all regards, so a win should be easy for them 1.80 (4/5). Dundee FC on the other hand has been given unlikely chances considering their bad performances in recent times 4.25 (13/4). A draw between the two stands at 3.50 (5/2).
• Dundee United and Dundee FC will go head to head on January 1st
• Hamilton looking to beat Motherwell
• Celtic favorites against Partick Thistle
St Johnstone will play against Aberdeen away, but judging by their record while on the road (4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses) they are not considered as a serious threat to many clubs. They have only managed to amass 29 points from 18 games so far which has granted them 6th place in the league. Unibet has ranked them as outsiders 5.00 (4/1) for the game as they don’t have the necessary capacity within their squad to make much of a difference.
Aberdeen, who are playing as hosts for the match, are currently second in the Premiership and will be looking to further build on their standing of 37 points. They are only 2 points behind leaders Celtic and will see this upcoming game as the perfect opportunity to make progress. Unibet has assigned favorite odds of 1.67 (4/6) for Aberdeen to win, whereas a draw has been set at 3.50 (5/2).
Hamilton Academical vs Motherwell and Partick Thistle vs Celtic
Hamilton will square off against Motherwell in a match that should see the former side turn out as the victors considering their better position in the league and superior squad. The hosts maintain a home record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, stats that will surely help them out as they go against a team that doesn’t boasts such impressive records. As per UK gambling laws, Unibet has given Hamilton odds of 1.60 (3/5) taking into account their recent performances.
Motherwell, who will be the visiting team for this match, find themselves as the outsiders 5.25 (17/4). Their away record is quite discouraging (2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses), so their biggest hopes lie in sealing a draw for their next encounter 3.75 (11/4).
Partick Thistle has accumulated a total of 20 points from 18 games. They are now in 9th place out of 12, which puts them quite close to the relegation zone. The fact that they will next play against Celtic at home doesn’t work in their favor one bit considering that the visiting team is the best in the league and has an overall of 39 points.
Celtic has managed to record 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses while on the road, so their next match against Partick Thistle (3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses) should prove to be relatively easy. Unibet has identified Celtic as the clear favorites 1.32 (8/25) for the match, while Partick Thistle has been dealt unlikely odds of 8.50 (15/2).