Location: Celtic Park
Date: 5th December 2015.
There have been more ups than downs in The Accies season so far but the threat of relegation is not gone yet.
If they lose to Celtic on Saturday they could be no more than four points clear of the relegation playoff position.
With anyone of Rangers, Hibs or Falkirk waiting in the wings thats a position every Premiership club wants to avoid.
Hamilton Academical are likely to head back down the M74 on Saturday evening with little more than pride to show for their efforts. If Motherwell can get something from their trip to Glasgow, at Firhill, the gap could close a little, at least.
The last time Celtic played at home in the league the bookies gave us a gift by overpricing Kilmarnock. That allowed us to back the away side +3 on the Asian Handicap lines at a price of 1.74(37/50). No such luck this time with 1.33(1/3) the best available.
Instead we can turn to an old faithful.
Forget about Celtic’s European form, they are imperious domestically. Since losing to Aberdeen in September they have dropped just four points. Their goal difference for those nine games is plus twenty. and that should improve again on Saturday.
As often stated, backing Celtic -2 Asian Handicap at home will turn a tidy profit in the long run. It wins more than it loses with stake back insurance should they win by exactly two goals.
Mind you, that is of course dependant on the price being in and around the even money mark.
Celtic v Hamilton Betting Preview Betting Odds
The Hoops are a best priced 1.2(1/5) with Coral for this one. The Accies offer little appeal at 16/1 with Betfair even if they did win here last season.
The -2 Asian Handicap bet that I prefer is 1.92(23/25) with bet365 and McBookie and that looks perfectly reasonable.
On the first goalscorer markets my usual plumps on Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig are beginning to lose their appeal. But at 25/1 with Paddy Power and Coral respectively I am just about convinced to have a go.
Celtic v Hamilton betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Celtic -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.92 with bet365
Dedryck Boyata FGS @ 25/1 with Paddy Power
Mikael Lustig FGS @ 25/1 with Coral