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 complete job in style

    Gareth Friel fancies Hibs to secure their Scottish Premiership status in style by winning Sunday's play-off second leg with Hamilton.

    Sunday May 25 2014, 14:47 BST
    Hibs take a 2-0 lead into the home leg
  • Stick with Cup specialist

    Our Gareth Friel expects a tight game in Saturday's Scottish Cup final between Dundee United and St Johnstone.

    Saturday May 17 2014, 14:57 BST
    Stuart Armstrong: Too big at 5/1 to score another Scottish Cup goal
  • Go in for the Kil

    Gareth Friel previews this weekend's Scottish Premiership action and fears for Hibs as they take on Kilmarnock.

    Saturday May 10 2014, 12:18 BST
    Kris Boyd could be the difference at Easter Road
  • Go in for the Killie

    Our expert Gareth Friel is keen on Kilmarnock gaining a vital victory over St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

    Wednesday May 7 2014, 20:09 BST
    Kris Boyd could help inspire Kilmanock to a vital win
  • Away to profit in Scotland

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

    Saturday May 3 2014, 15:42 BST
    St Johnstone can celebrate victory at a big price
  • Hearts too big for derby delight

    With a strong Edinburgh derby record, Hearts look too big at 7/2 to beat struggling Hibs in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

    Sunday April 27 2014, 12:42 BST
    Dale Carrick (l): Can help Hearts to victory in the Edinburgh derby
  • Hibs to secure important win

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

    Saturday April 19 2014, 15:19 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