Matt O’Riley & Steven Naismith On Course To Collect PFA Scotland Awards

Avatar Thomas Wilby
April 30, 2024

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley and Hearts head coach Steven Naismith are expected to come away as winners on PFA Scotland Awards night.

  • Odds-on favourite Matt O’Riley faces two main rivals to win Player of the Year
  • Steven Naismith favoured to win Manager of the Year in debut campaign

PFA Scotland Player of the Year Odds

Player Odds Probability
Matt O’Riley 4/6 60%
Lawrence Shankland 5/2 28.6%
James Tavernier 7/2 22.2%
Jack Butland 6/1 14.3%
Daniel Armstrong 10/1 9.1%
Liam Scales 14/1 6.7%
Frankie Kent 16/1 5.9%
Bojan Miovski  22/1 4.3%

PFA Scotland Manager of the Year Odds

Player Odds Probability
Steven Naismith 10/11 52.4%
Derek McInnes 5/2 28.6%
Tony Docherty 8/1 11.1%
Stephen Robinson 9/1 10%
Brendan Rodgers 14/1 6.7%
Philippe Clement 25/1 3.8%

O’Riley faces competition from Shankland, Tavernier to win Player of the Year

O’Riley, a Danish international, has bagged 13 times in 33 starts for the league leaders so far this season – the most by any midfielder in Scotland.

He also leads the Scottish Premiership in assists with 11 and if Celtic can hold on to win their third straight title, it’s hard to see a different winner of this award.

Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland and Rangers defender James Tavernier have scored 21 and 17 goals respectively in the league this season and command respect in the market.

Naismith odds-on for Manager of the Year glory in debut campaign at Hearts

The PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award is expected to depart Glasgow for the first time since 2019 and head to Edinburgh, where rookie head coach Steven Naismith has done an impressive job with Hearts.

The former Jam Tarts midfielder officially took over as Hearts boss last September and for a period of the season, the club were challenging Celtic and Rangers at the summit.

Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes is also in with a shout with the club in a comfortable fourth place, but Naismith looks the strongest bet as the campaign draws to a close.

Author Thomas Wilby

Experienced in odds-compiling, Thomas has worked for a number of high-profile bookmakers in the UK and abroad. Specialities include football, entertainment and politics and providing the most up-to-date and accurate odds on the market.