Gareth Friel

  • Last Updated: July 6 2013, 12:13 BST

Name: Gareth Friel

St Mirren: Scottish League Cup final winners
St Mirren: Scottish League Cup final winners

Specialist sports: Football

Notable success: St Mirren 25/1 in Scottish League Cup; Inverness to beat Celtic (draw no bet) at 10/1; Dundee to finish bottom of APL at 9/4 (for 9pt profit).

Twitter: @GarethAFriel

Profile: Gareth is our Scottish football specialist, seeking out the value from the SPL on a weekly basis. Also knows his onions when it comes to the SFL. Previously a full-time sportinglife.com employee, he's now working for us on a freelance basis.

  • Hibs to secure important win

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies Hibs to beat St Mirren.

    Friday April 18 2014, 09:39 BST
    Hibs can celebrate an important victory
  • Pick Pawlett in Cup clash

    Our Gareth Friel has a goalscorer bet for Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final between St Johnstone and Aberdeen.

    Sunday April 13 2014, 12:50 BST
    Dundee United are backed to see off Rangers
  • Draw profits from derby stalemate

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership, including a potentially massive Edinburgh derby.

    Sunday March 30 2014, 12:52 BST
    Hearts v Hibs could take on extra significance this Sunday
  • Partick the spikier Thistle

    In need of a win in the Scottish Premiership, Partick look a decent bet to beat goal-shy Inverness, says our Gareth Friel.

    Saturday March 22 2014, 15:30 GMT
    Partick: Too big to beat out-of-form  Inverness
  • Dons to end trophy wait

    Our Gareth Friel expects Aberdeen to end their 19-year trophy wait in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final.

    Sunday March 16 2014, 21:00 GMT
    Peter Pawlett: Can repeat semi-final scoring feat
  • Time to take Tangerines

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's Scottish Cup quarter-finals, with Dundee United backed for victory on Sunday.

    Sunday March 9 2014, 14:24 GMT
    St Johnstone: Can win on Saturday
  • Motherwell to net narrow win

    Our Scottish Premiership expert Gareth Friel predicts a narrow Motherwell win in his weekend preview.

    Saturday March 1 2014, 14:55 GMT
    Motherwell: Can beat Hearts this weekend
  • Go for goals at Tannadice

    Gareth Friel previews the weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies goals at Tannadice on Friday night.

    Saturday February 22 2014, 15:01 GMT
    Expect goals when Dundee United host Motherwell
  • Ross value at Easter Road

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies Ross County to win at Hibs.

    Thursday February 13 2014, 09:45 GMT
    Ross County are improving away from home
  • Stranraer worth a punt

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Cup with Stranraer worth chancing at a big price against Inverness.

    Saturday February 8 2014, 15:01 GMT
    Rangers could be dancing for joy on Friday
  • Hearts value to reach final

    Our Gareth Friel previews this weekend's Scottish League Cup semi-finals, with Hearts fancied to reach another final at a big price.

    Sunday February 2 2014, 14:59 GMT
    Hearts: Can return to the League Cup final
  • Sutton to strike first for 'Well

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies John Sutton to star for Motherwell.

    Wednesday January 22 2014, 22:37 GMT
    John Sutton: Value to score first
  • No let-up for struggling Hearts

    Gareth Friel previews Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies St Johnstone to beat Hearts with ease.

    Saturday January 18 2014, 14:56 GMT
    Richard Brittain: Fancied to find the net
  • Tangerines bet can bear fruit

    Our Gareth Friel fancies Dundee United to win at Inverness in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

    Sunday January 12 2014, 13:53 GMT
    Jackie McNamara's men can win on the road on Sunday
  • Doolan spells doom for Hearts

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies Kris Doolan to shine.

    Friday January 3 2014, 07:08 GMT
    Kris Doolan: Can expose poor Hearts defence
  • Hibs set for derby delight

    Hibs host Hearts in front of the Sky cameras on Thursday night and Scottish Premiership expert Gareth Friel fancies them to win.

    Thursday January 2 2014, 19:37 GMT
    Terry Butcher: Has promised an open game
  • Steam in again for Killie

    Gareth Friel is backing Kilmarnock to take a second Edinburgh scalp this week when they face Hibs in the Scottish Premiership.

    Sunday December 29 2013, 15:04 GMT
    Kris Boyd and Kilmarnock can bag another win in Edinburgh
  • Hearts in a jam at home

    Gareth Friel predicts more woe for Hearts on Boxing Day when they host Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership.

    Tuesday December 24 2013, 09:12 GMT
    Hearts face another home defeat on Boxing Day
  • United front to sweep aside County

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and fancies Dundee United to win again.

    Saturday December 21 2013, 17:16 GMT
    Dundee United can produce another display of attacking fluency
  • Take Thistle to break Hearts

    Gareth Friel is using strong statistical evidence to get with Inverness and Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership this weekend.

    Saturday December 14 2013, 16:09 GMT
    Ryan Stevenson: Big loss for Hearts