Speculating on the Mighty ?Well?

Last updated : 30 June 2005 By Firparkcorner

While the bookies agree that an Old Firm winner is highly likely they have at least paid lip service to the prospect of a winner sneaking in from elsewhere.

Motherwell can be had at a measly 500/1 from Bet365 and Hills but the odds look much more attractive elsewhere. Ladbrokes will double the promised return at 1000/1 but the real reward has be found at SportingOdds.com where a healthy 1500/1 is on offer.

All the major bookies have Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen at lower odds than the Steelmen but they reckon that Livi and Falkirk are candidates for the drop.

Hills have an interesting variation which excludes the ‘big two’ -

Aberdeen 2/1

Hibernian 9/4

Hearts 9/4

Motherwell 11/1

Kilmarnock 16/1

Dundee Utd 18/1

Inverness C T 28/1

Dunfermline 33/1

Falkirk 50/1

Livingston 66/1

This might tempt a few punters. If we can improve on last season’s great showing we should not be far from third place.

Hills have us at 25/1 to lift the Scottish Cup and given that the team have already experienced a Hampden final this route may provide the best chance of a return for the claret and amber pound.

Happy punting!