The Scottish Premiership

Not just about the old firm

Scottish Football

So many people believe Scottish football is about the Old Firm - Rangers and Celtic. It is true this pair have dominated football North of the Border but you'd be a betting fool if you ignore the other teams in the scottish premiership.

Betting on Scottish Football is slightly different than the other European leagues, home advantage tends to go out of the window in Scotland and you will get some good prices on away teams while the bookies still tend to favour the home side, historical data tells a different story. You can also bet on the Scottish Premiership without the Old Firm look for a side that has finished in the top half of the table and has managed to keep it's staff and side intact.

Some other pointers about the Scottish Premiership.

  • League split after 33 matches and teams stay within top six or bottom six regardless of points won.
  • Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw.
  • The bottom club will be relegated to Scottish Division One.
  • If the top club in Division One fails to meet the ground criteria there will be no relegation from the Premier League.
  • Teams finishing level on points are separated by goal difference.
  • If goal difference is identical then the team scoring most goals finish higher. In the event of goal difference and goals scored being identical, a play-off may be held necessary.

The Team that wins the Scottish Premiership automatically qualifies for the Champions League whilst the second place team goes onto the Qualifying rounds 3rd and 4th place teams go into the Europa League with the 12th team being relegated

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What About the Glasgow Giants?

Your best opportunity for a bet involving either of these teams is to go for the correct score. It's quite possible in the Scottish premiership to detect early trends and to lay your bets accordingly.

The football world was shocked this year when Glasgow Rangers went bust the resultant points deduction cost them the title but at least they have recovered with a new buyer and a slightly new name in Rangers NEWCO however the SFA punished them and they have been relegated to the SFA Div 3 which means that it will be 2015/16 before they can return to the premiership, expect some more Scottish Clubs to go to the Wall before then with the loss of revenue that Rangers supporters bring to these clubs.

Scottish Cup's
Once again these competitions are dominated by the Old Firm but that doesn't mean you can't have a good eachway bet on one of the other sides taking either the Scottish Cup or the League Cup Final and with odds chasing the 20/1 and upwards on the other teams the returns can be worth it.

Scottish Teams

  • Scots Prem
  • Aberdeen
  • Celtic
  • Dundee
  • Dundee United
  • Hamilton
  • Hearts
  • Hibernian
  • Inverness CT
  • Kilmarnock
  • Motherwell
  • Patrick Thistle
  • Ross County
  • St Johnstone
  • Rangers

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