Runaway Championship leaders Hearts are on a high after extending their advantage at the table’s summit to nine points with a 2-0 triumph over Rangers last time out and they’ll be gearing up to claim another Old Firm scalp today as they welcome Celtic to Tynecastle.
The Jambos are 13/2 with BetVictor to demonstrate their top-flight credentials by stunning the Hoops and to some punters that price will seem a little on the high side.
However, away from the Europa League, the Bhoys’ have won six on the spin, form that can’t be ignored, and they’ve also seen off Robbie Neilson’s boys once already this term, defeating them 3-0 at Celtic Park so they’re definitely worthy favourites at 1/2 via Stan James.
Nevertheless, the buoyant hosts have a hundred percent record on their own patch this term and can definitely give Ronny Deila’s men a run for their money, providing Hoops backers with a few nervous moments along the way.
Skybet’s 11/4 for the visitors to nick it by one catches the eye then and in a fixture that’s 4/5 at betway for both teams to get on the scoresheet, the Bhoys catch the eye at 7/1 (Winner.com) to card a third 2-1 triumph in a row domestically given that they rarely keep clean sheets on the road.
In terms of goals, John Guidetti will be raring to go having sat out Celtic European clash on Thursday and Paddy Power’s 7/2 for the on-loan striker to break the deadlock is bound to be popular.
However, Stefan Johansen has struck three times in his last four matches for the Hoops and he looks huge at 14/1 with bet365 to net first while the same firm quote the Norwegian at a hefty 9/2 to find the net at any stage.