• Sun 22 Oct, 2017
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Jacko’s Scottish Football Preview

Scotland correspondent Jack Milner previews this weekend’s Scottish football action.
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The League Cup takes centre stage this weekend with Celtic travelling to Hibernian in the first of two massive semi-finals. The Hoops are 4/7 with BetVictor to maintain their stranglehold of Scottish football and win back-to-back League Cups however, Rangers have arguably the easier tie of the two and are 1/2 when hosting Motherwell at Ibrox and 7/2 to be lifting silverware aloft at Hampden in the spring.

Scottish League Cup Outright prices from BetVictor

Celtic 4/7

Rangers 3/1

Hibernian 8/1

Motherwell 16/1

For those that love a good fairytale then Motherwell are 16/1 outsiders of four to successfully run the gauntlet; presumably beating Rangers at Ibrox and Celtic at Hampden to give The Steelmen a first League Cup success since 1951! That looks unlikely however, with Stephen Robinson’s side 11/2 with BetVictor to cause an upset at The Gers and 10/3 to reach the final.

The recent international break seems to have done Rangers the power of good, with Pedro Caixhina’s side bouncing back from the 2-0 defeat in the Old Firm derby by back-to-back wins in the to-flight thereafter. Should the Gers show the same ruthlessness demonstrated in the recent 4-1 and 3-0 victories over the Hamilton Accies and St Johnston they will be very hard to beat and they look a fair price at 6/5 with BetVictor in the double-result market.

Celtic are Even Money in the same market this afternoon but aren’t assured of brushing aside a good Hibernian side that continue to impress at Easter Road. Hibees boss Neil Lennon continues to be linked with a move away from the Edinburgh outfit however, he remains adamant his eyes lay solely on Hibernian and BetVictor are 13/2 for them to beat Celtic this afternoon and 9/2 to reach the League Cup final.

Brendan Rodgers was likewise rumoured to be at the top of Leicester City’s shortlist to replace the sacked Craig Shakespeare and 12/1 with BetVictor to swap Parkhead for The King Power. I expect him to stay at Celtic’s helm for a long time and guide The Hoops to yet another cup final; Celtic 15/8 with BetVictor to win and both teams to score at Easter Road and 8/1 to win by the 2-1 correct score.

For all your sporting odds check out BetVictor.com

Good Luck and happy punting

Jacko

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