While the lower divisions start their play-off matches, the Premier League still has three rounds of fixtures to play and the encounter tomorrow night (Friday, live on BT Sport 1) may well resolve the issue as to which club will fall into the relegation play-offs. Motherwell are 13/10 (general), Kilmarnock 85/40 (Stan James) and a draw 5/2 (Coral or Betvictor).

Aberdeen host champions Celtic on Sunday (live on Sky Sports 4 at 2.30pm) and are 15/4 (Bet365) to rain on the Bhoys parade. The Glaswegian heavyweights are 17/20 (Skybet) and a stalemate 14/5 (Stan James or Betvictor).

The first stage of the Scottish Championship play-offs takes place on Saturday and because it is not yet known who the 11th-placed Premier League team will be, there are five options for punters to choose from when betting on the ultimate winner. Paddy Power and Ladbrokes take no chances and have ‘Any Premiership team’ at 5/4 whereas Betvictor are happy to confine it to just Motherwell (11/8). Hibernian are 9/4 (Betvictor or Hills), Rangers 11/4 (Skybet or Coral) and Queen of the South are 12/1 outsiders (general). For the game on Saturday (BT Sport 1, 4.30pm), the Doonhamers are 3/1 (Bet365), a draw 11/4 (Bet365/Betvictor) and the Gers 11/10 (Coral).

There is the small matter of a UK General Election occurring today (Thursday) and the bookmakers have not shirked the task, pricing up every constituency as well as innumerable specials. The Conservatives are 1/5 (Bet365/Ladbrokes) and Labour 4/1 in the most seats market but the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency is seen as a straight fight between the SNP (a general 5/6) and Labour (6/5 with Coral).

Of the other markets, Next Government betting includes any coalition involving the SNP at 9/1 (Skybet), while you can choose the total SNP seats at over 49.5 (10/11 Totesport/Betfred) or under 51.5 at a widely-available 5/6. SNP to win every seat in Scotland is 8/1 (Coral). Overall turnout is pitched at 68.5 per cent (5/6 under or over), whereas in Scotland, Paddy Power raise it to 73.5 per cent (again 5/6 your choice).