Scottish Premiership Betting Preview 1st August

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Welcome back to Scottish Football Tips for what will hopefully be another prosperous season of football betting. It's been a crazy few months and nothing, not even the madcap world of Scottish football, has been immune.

In many ways Scottish football has been in even greater turmoil but the powers that be have managed to pull themselves together enough to get the show on the road and so must we. First though a few notes on this service in the upcoming months.

The simple facts are the Scottish Premiership alone will not garner a great amount of betting opportunity for us. So until the three lower leagues also start back up any and all selections will be provided free to access for all. We will update on when the subscription service will kick back in to gear at a later date. 

Scottish Premiership Ante Post Betting

Ante post markets are very limited this season. While it is in some ways understandable from a bookmakers perspective it is disappointing from a punters point of view.

However even if ante post markets were fully available I would be taking the same approach as I am with the ones currently available. That is to hold fire and give it a few more weeks to get involved.

The main reason for this is the extended transfer window (extended until October). Very few clubs have done any business of note up to this point with most clubs maintaining a weaker playing squad than last season.

With financial hardships a real concern clubs will be gambling on transfer value becoming more apparent towards the end of the window. There is also the danger that a number of clubs' star players are wrenched away the longer the window remains open.

Shankland at Dundee Utd, Edouard at Celtic, Morelos at Rangers, Cosgrove at Aberdeen, Dykes at Livingston, Turnbull at Motherwell etc. All players with other clubs casting admiring glances who may well move on and could leave a detrimental impact in their wake. 

Markets like 'Top Six' and 'Third Place' should remain quite strong in the interim and can be revisited once squads are more settled. 

Trading The Scottish Premiership  

Onto the opening weekend and I should reiterate that the SPFL Premiership alone will be offering limited opportunities. However that being said there is one option I want to get involved with this weekend.

Hibs are a side who may end up stronger this year albeit with a smaller squad. Some important first team players have left like McNulty, Omeonga, Slivka. However they have replaced them with potential quality in Nisbet, Gogic and Wright.

Nisbet has real potential as he aims to make another seamless step up. Gogic brings something they have been sorely missing in midfield -steel- and Wright is very capable at this level. 

With Jack Ross not yet a year in the job this is his first pre season and that should stand them all in good stead. Ross remains one of the most liked managers in Scottish football and although he had a tough time at Sunderland it would be a harsh assessment to suggest he failed. He will make this Hibs side a sturdier proposition negating what was their major failing from last season. 

So I think Hibs are worth a look for this weekend aginst a Killie side who have thinned their squad considerably and will be moving forward without the talented Stephen O Donnel from here on in. 

We can take them for a one point investment on the -0.25 asian handicap market at 1.82 (5/6).

Trading Scottish Football Betting Selections

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Trading Scottish Football Selections

Price

Bookmaker

Stake (%)

Star Rating

Hibernian -0.25 AH v Kilmarnock

@ 1.82 (5/6)


@ 1.8 (4/5)

bet365, 10Bet



888Sport

1%

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About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the originator of Scottish Football Tips. He has dragged the site kicking and screaming (him not the site) to become the leading tipster site for Scottish Football. Wherever you see the name 'Fitba Tips' you'll know he has left his mark. Not necessarily a good thing.

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