The leading bookmakers have slashed the odds on Rangers winning the Scottish Premiership title this season with the odds tumbling from 21/10 to 11/10 following Celtic’s shock 2-0 defeat to Livingston prior to the international break. The same weekend saw Rangers thump Hamilton Academical to the tune of 5-0 and the Light Blues now enjoy a two-point lead at the top of the table after 8 rounds of Premiership fixtures.
Indeed a reported 48% of all bets have been aimed towards Steven Gerrard’s men in the outright winner market over the past week while 4/6 odds-on poke Celtic have attracted around 34% of all bets. The other mover in the market is Motherwell whose odds have tumbled from 1000/1 to as low as 100/1 with some firms. Nevertheless MoPlay Bookmakers are going 1500/1 that third-placed Motherwell finish top of the pile, a very unlikely scenario perhaps but one which has attracted the attention of punters.
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Aberdeen are third-favourites to lift the title at odds of 250/1 with the same firm, the Dons currently sitting third in the league table following a slow start and attracting around 4% of all bets.
Celtic and Rangers aren’t just battling it out for the Premiership title with Odsonne Edouard and Germain Defoe also going head-to-head for top-goalscorer gong. Defoe is current market leader at 13/8 while Edouard is a 4/1 shot to pip him at the post.