Celtic wrapped up the title last weekend but it could’ve been much tighter at the top had the Hoops not beaten runners-up Aberdeen in all three of their meetings this term. As it is though, the two sides lock horns at Pittodrie with nothing at stake yet bookies don’t reckon Ronny Deila’s boys will take their foot off the gas so they’re Skybet’s 11/10 jollies to make it a clean sweep against the Dons this season.
BetVictor chalk Derek McInnes’s troops up at 11/4 to at least get a bit of revenge but the clash has all the ingredients of a tight affair and shrewd punters will be sticking their cash on a stalemate at odds of 13/5 with Stan James.
For starters, Aberdeen are resilient on their own patch, where they’ve kept eight clean sheets in ten outings while Celtic boast an outstanding away record having won eight of their last nine matches on the road. They can cancel each other out then, albeit in a contest that looks a banker at 8/11 (Ladbrokes) to see both teams find the net and on that basis, bet365’s 4/1 for the pair to play out a score draw catches the eye.
Elsewhere, punters feeling a bit more ambitious can tackle BetVictor chalk 7/1 against a 1-1 scoreline and there’s plenty of value to be had when it comes to goal scorers too. For the Hoops, Leigh Griffiths has rattled in eight goals in his last five league appearances and bet365 price the Celtic front man at 5/1 to break the deadlock.
At the other end meanwhile, the Premiership’s top scorer Adam Rooney might be worth a modest flutter at 12/5 (Stan James) to slot at any time.
Score draw – 4/1 (bet365)