DUNFERMLINE continue to be the league’s most out of form club but thankfully they are likely to run out of games before needing to worry about the form of the teams below them.

Saturday’s opponents Queen of the South do not have that luxury; they have been in freefall since February. One win in 12 plus an injury to top scorer Stephen Dobbie has placed them in real peril, one point above bottom club Partick Thistle.

The prices for the clash at Palmerston Park are Queens 9/5, a draw 23/10 (Bet365) and the Pars 6/4. This game has all the hallmarks of a desperately grim stalemate.

Prediction: Queen of the South 0 Dunfermline 0.

A win for Ross County at third placed Ayr United on Friday night (BBC Scotland, 7:05pm) will, barring a mathematical miracle for rivals Dundee United, guarantee the title and promotion back to the Premier League. The bookmakers do not see this outcome as being straightforward; the Honest Men are 2/1, a draw 12/5 (Bet365) and the Staggies 31/20 (Unibet).

Edinburgh versus Glasgow is the order of the weekend in the Premier League and both games are to be screened live on Sky Sports Football. Hearts host Rangers in the Saturday lunchtime game (12pm), the prices for which are the Gers 4/6 (Betway), a draw 3/1 and the Jambos 9/2 (Bet365). Celtic could secure the title on Sunday (12:30pm) if Rangers slip up and they are 9/20 (Betvictor) to triumph at Hibernian.

The Hi-Bees are 13/2 (Bet365) and a draw 7/2 (Betfair Sportsbook).

Arbroath have demolished the opposition in League 1 this season and fans have the opportunity to see them in action against Raith Rovers at Gayfield Park on Sunday (BBC Alba, 4:05pm). The Red Lichties are 29/20 (Hills), Rovers 2/1 (Bet365) and it is 13/5 (Bet365) that honours end even.

Snooker’s World Championships get under way on Saturday and the BBC will be providing full coverage throughout the Crucible showpiece. The first round draw is this morning and at the time of writing the 16 qualifiers to face the seeded players have not been confirmed. However, the leading fancies are priced up as follows (each way terms ½ odds 1,2): Ronnie O’Sullivan 9/4, Judd Trump 5/1, Neil Robertson 6/1 (Paddy Power), Mark Selby 10/1 (Ladbrokes), Kyren Wilson 18/1, Mark Allen and John Higgins both 20/1, defending champion Mark Williams 22/1 and Barry Hawkins 25/1. Stephen Maguire is the only other Scot certain to be in Sheffield and he is a 125/1 shot.

O’Sullivan, Trump and Robertson are at the top of the market on merit and it would be something of a surprise if one of them does not secure the title, although young Chinese player Zhao Xintong is a player to keep an eye on at a colossal 150/1.