DUNFERMLINE find themselves third from bottom in the Championship and still searching for their first win of the season ahead of their trip to newly-promoted Arbroath on Saturday.

The bookies give the Pars a fair chance of altering that unwanted statistic by chalking them up at 13/8 (Betway/Boylesports) to claim the spoils. The Red Lichties are 2/1 (Skybet) and a draw 13/5 (Bet365).

The Pars should be expected to finish above Arbroath come the end of the season but for now a decent start and early optimism might give sufficient confidence for the hosts to take a point.

Prediction: Arbroath 0 Dunfermline 0.

The Championship has more televised games than the Premiership this weekend with two matches being featured tomorrow (Friday) night. Greenock Morton’s three league matches have contained 16 goals so armchair viewers could be in for a goalfest when they travel up to Inverness CT (BBC Scotland, 7.05pm). Caley are 10/11 (Unibet/Skybet) to emerge victorious, the Ton are 7/2 (Bet365) and a stalemate 5/2.

The Dundee derby is the BT Sport 1 live offering (7.45pm kick-off) and United are 6/5 (Hills/Betway) to continue their 100 per cent start in front of their home supporters. Dundee are 12/5 (Bet365) and a draw 5/2 (Skybet).

The Old Firm derby takes centre stage on Sunday at Ibrox (Sky Sports Main Event; 12pm) and it has been quite some time since Celtic have been as big as 2/1 (Bet365) for a league fixture. Rangers are 6/4 and a draw 12/5 (Betway). More than 2.5 goals in the game is 20/21 (Betvictor); under 4/5. The leading first goalscorer prices are as follows: Alfredo Morelos 9/2 (Unibet), Jermaine Defoe 23/5 (Unibet), Odsonne Edouard 11/2 (Betvictor), Leigh Griffiths 6/1 (Betvictor), Greg Stewart 15/2 (Paddy Power), Vakoumi Issouf Bayo 15/2 (Unibet), Ryan Christie 17/2 (Betvictor), Scott Sinclair 9/1 (Betvictor) and Michael Johnston 9/1.

The US Open continues at Flushing Meadow but it is business as usual for the top seeds in the men's tournament for which the current outright prices are as follows: Novak Djokovic 6/5 (Spreadex), Rafael Nadal 3/1, Roger Federer 8/1, Daniil Medvedev 14/1 (Betvictor), Dominic Thiem 33/1, Alexander Zverev 40/1, Nick Kyrgios 50/1 and 66/1 bar.

The ladies' outright prices are: Serena Williams 15/4 (Spreadex), Simona Halep 17/2 (Skybet), Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova both 10/1, Naomi Osaka 11/1, Madison Keys 12/1, Bianca Andreescu 14/1 (Spreadex). Johanna Konta is currently at 50/1. In each case the each way terms are ½ place, odds 1,2.