Dons to dust St Mirren

  • By: Gareth Friel
  • Last Updated: September 26 2013, 15:14 BST

Our tipster Gareth Friel is following the formbook in the Scottish Premiership this weekend with Aberdeen his headline bet.

Heffernan (r) and Collins have impressed for Hibs of late
Heffernan (r) and Collins have impressed for Hibs of late

St Mirren enjoyed one of their greatest days last March when they lifted the League Cup with victory against Hearts but since that glorious afternoon at Hampden, Danny Lennon's men have won just once.

They were dismal at Easter Road last weekend in defeat to Hibernian and have picked up just one point so far this season. Only Hearts' 15-point deduction keeps them off the bottom.

Lennon faces a fight to keep his job and defeat to Aberdeen on Monday could spell the end of his eventful reign.

The Dons were 5-0 winners at Falkirk in the League Cup in midweek and have won their last two in the Scottish Premiership to move up to third.

Possibly the most worrying aspect of Saints' poor form is their lack of goals. They have failed to net in four of their six league games while their opponents have bagged nine in their last three.

Aberdeen should be too strong for Saints and backing them to win to nil at 13/5 looks good value.

Inverness suffered their first defeat of the season against Aberdeen last weekend but got back to winning ways at Dundee in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Caley Thistle take on in-form Hibs on Saturday and their perfect defensive record on home soil could come under threat.

Terry Butcher's side have won all three home games to nil so far but Paul Heffernan and James Collins look to be forming a decent strike partnership and should give the home defence its toughest challenge so far.

Heffernan was a shrewd signing on deadline day by Pat Fenlon and has netted in successive Premiership games. With Hibs in good form and having won their last two away games, they should create chances.

Former Kilmarnock striker Heffernan is a quality finisher and looks decent at 5/2 to score at anytime.

  • Posted at 1110 BST on 26/09/2013.