Celtic really took their eye off the ball when they carded a coupon-busting home draw against Arbroath in the Scottish Cup but in mitigation the Hoops had a crucial Champions League showdown on their minds and they have no such distractions ahead of the replay.
Bookies of course, don’t expect lightning to strike twice and accordingly Neil Lennon’s charges are just 1/6 via Coral to come out on top at Gayfield Park.
That’s a price that doesn’t offer much scope for racking up a decent profit on what looks a near-certain Celtic success so it could be worth heading to the handicaps to speculate on the extent of their victory.
There, Paddy Power penalise Lennon’s charges by a couple of goals at even money and the Hoops should be able to cover that start even though the Red Lichties will look to keep things tight.
St Johnstone will find things a bit tougher as they visit Division One outfit Cowdenbeath but at 1/2 courtesy of Stan James, Saints can book their place in the next round and they’re 11/4 (Skybet) to do so by a one-goal margin at Central Park.