A trip to high-flying Dundee United looks tough on paper but the statistics suggest that Celtic are bankers at 8/15 with bet365 to collect all three points at Tannadice.
The Hoops head north east in confident mood having carded eight Premiership wins on the bounce and in the ten meetings between the two since the Terrors last came out on top, the Bhoys have won eight and drawn two, scoring an incredible 33 goals to United’s 10.
They also thumped Jackie McNamara’s side 6-1 at Parkhead back in August so they’re impossible to oppose ahead of this renewal.
Punters agree and they’ve been keen to side with a dominant display from Ronny Deila’s boys, who are 11/8 (BetVictor) to lead at the end of each half and 13/10 in Paddy Power’s handicaps, where they start a goal in arrears.
Bookies are well aware that recent meetings have generated plenty of goals so Winner.com’s 11/20 is the best price for match tally of three or more here. Hills’ 13/10 about the clash generating more than 3.5 is worth an interest though and with that in mind, bold punters might fancy a modest flutter on a 3-1 Celtic triumph at odds of 10/1 courtesy of bet365.
Elsewhere, Stan James mark 13/8 against the Hoops coming out on top in a fixture that sees both teams find the net, Ladbrokes rate Deila’s charges at a safe-looking 4/9 to break the deadlock and John Guidetti is Skybet’s 10/3 jolly to grab that opener.
However, the form horse in that market is Anthony Stokes, who has struck three times in four league outings and he gets the nod at 9/2 (bet365) to notch first.
Celtic to win 3-1 – 10/1 (bet365)