Hearts in the right place
Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and reckons Hearts are overpriced.
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Hearts may not have been at their best so far this season but after three games they've already shaved four points off their 15-point deduction following a win against Hibs and a draw at Partick Thistle last Friday.
Performances have been far from impressive and in some respects they are lucky to have four points on the board, but they do have a fantastic spirit and will grind out many more decent results as they battle to avoid the drop.
Aberdeen are the visitors to Tynecastle on Saturday having seen their winning start to the campaign ended by Celtic last week.
The Dons were impressive in 2-1 and 3-1 wins over Kilmarnock and Motherwell respectively, and another big travelling support is expected to make the journey south to Edinburgh.
Aberdeen are favourites to beat this young and inexperienced Hearts side, and rightly so, but despite the off-field problems at Tynecastle and the far from inspirational performances so far, the home side could still be worth backing.
They managed to edge out Hibs in Gorgie and have an excellent record against Aberdeen at home. They have lost only one of the last nine, and have won the last four to nil.
To me, 13/5 seems pretty big about a Hearts victory.
Celtic were beaten 2-0 by Shakhter Karagandy in their Champions League qualifier in midweek and face a tough match against league leaders Inverness at Parkhead before the second leg.
Caley Thistle have started the season superbly well and have won their opening three games without conceding.
They will provide a test for Neil Lennon and his side following their dismal defeat in Kazakhstan.
Terry Butcher will fancy his side to get at the vulnerable Celtic defence and Billy McKay is the man he will be looking towards for goals.
McKay was Caley Thistle's top scorer last season and has three in three so far this season and can get on the scoresheet again at Celtic Park. He is 7/2 to score at any time.