Hibernian v Hearts – Friday 19:45, Sky Sports
Hearts have been suffering from ‘drawitis’ of late, with six stalemates in their last 10 (W2-D6-L2), as they’ve fallen further behind their hosts Hibernian, who have solidified their grip on 4th after winning three of four unbeaten games. Away from Tynecastle, the visitors are just W1-D3-L3 over their last seven, though given their strong draw trend recently the stalemate provides better value than the home win at the prices. Indeed, there’s little to separate these two as they’ve met three times this season already, with one of these goalless and both winning another game 1-0 each.
Partick Thistle v Aberdeen – Tuesday 19:45
Aberdeen have suffered defeat in their last two at Hibs and then hosting Celtic, and it’s been typical of their season as they’ve struggled badly against the better teams. Excluding results against the top four however, the Dons are W14-D4-L1 this term, winning seven of nine unbeaten road trips and they travel to second-from-bottom Partick Thistle who have lost their last three. It would appear the bookies have overreacted to those recent defeats for the visitors, especially as Partick are W1-D2-L23 since the start of last season against top-four sides.
Rangers v Celtic – Sunday 12:00, Sky Sports
The top two go head-to-head in the Old Firm derby with only a win for the hosts capable of seeing them challenge for the title this season. That looked impossible a month ago, but the gap has closed to six points after Celtic only picked up four points from their last three games as they’ve lost at Killie and drawn at home to St. Johnstone. Meanwhile, the Gers have won six of their last seven, netting at least twice in each of these victories, as they’ve overtaken Brendan Rodgers’ men as the league’s top scorers. Celtic are just W3-D2-L3 over their last eight on the road across all competitions and so it’s worth taking them on with Rangers on the double chance.