Punters must have blown a fortune in recent weeks backing Celtic, who have slipped to third having won only two of their last six but the Hoops’ disappointing goalless draw with Hibs a week ago looks like it was a watershed moment; Neil Lennon’s boys following it with an impressive 3-1 victory against Rennes and today they should reclaim second spot by landing maximum points at Motherwell.
Betfred make Celtic 8/13 to overcome the high-flying Steelmen, 11/2 outsiders and although the Hoops won’t have it all their own way, as they did when hammering ‘Well 4-0 in September at Parkhead, Lennon’s charges are decent value at 5/2 with Boylesports to nick it by a one-goal margin.
Former Rangers man Stuart McCall of course would love nothing more than to put one over on his old team’s Old Firm rivals and his side can at least make Celtic work for the points by getting on the scoresheet. Stan James’ 5/6 for both teams to net is therefore a banker and as far as correct score flutters go, there are none better than Ladbrokes’ 8/1 for it to finish 2-1 in the Hoops’ favour.
Anthony Stokes has started the last six Hoops matches in all competitions and has repaid his manager’s faith by smashing in five goals in that time, culminating in Thursday’s Europa League brace. The Irish striker is clearly relishing his run in the team then and he’s the man to follow in the first scorer betting at tasty 9/2 with Sportingbet.