Celtic have suffered a wobble of late, taking just a point from games against Dundee United and Ross County but the Hoops are well fancied to get back to winning ways tomorrow, bet365 installing Ronny Deila’s boys as 4/9 jollies to pick up a maximum haul at Kilmarnock.
The Rugby Park outfit, BetVictor’s 7/1 underdogs, have registered back-to-back victories so one or two punters might fancy them to frustrate the champions by picking up a point (10/3, Stan James) and Skybet rate the hosts at 16/1 to hold the Bhoys to a goalless draw, just as the Staggies did on Thursday.
The Hoops however, have won on eight of their last nine trips to Ayrshire, usually prevailing comfortably in that sequence so they’re tricky to oppose despite a couple of unconvincing performances.
Stan James rate the Bhoys at 3/1 to shade it by one and a 2-1 triumph is 7/1 at Skybet but they have tended to ease past Killie by a bigger margin in recent renewals so they look decent value at 6/1 (BetVictor) to strike twice without reply, just as they did when the pair met at Parkhead back in October.
They led at the end of both halves in that contest, a feat they’re 9/10 with Ladbrokes to repeat and Paddy Power make the visitors at 11/10 to again triumph ‘to nil’. At the other end, John Guidetti is 10/3 with William Hill to break the deadlock, as he did in the reverse fixture but at 4/1 (bet365) the punters’ choice so far has been Anthony Stokes.
Celtic to beat Kilmarnock 2-0 – 6/1 (BetVictor)