Location: Celtic Park.
Date: 26th September 2015.
Celtic will be hosting a Jam Tarts side with their tails up after they stole a berth in the next round of the Scottish League Cup against Kilmarnock. A 2nd string Celtic side eventually saw off Raith Rovers at Parkhead and will be well rested.
Scottish football has been turned on it’s head in the past seven days. The “juggernauts” that were Rangers and Aberdeen have been brought back to Earth with a thump. Celtic in crisis earned a great point in Amsterdam and then dismantled Dundee by a score of 6-0.
Celtic have now scored 1 league goal less than Rangers, which is 8 more than Aberdeen, so are they in crisis? More to the point, were they ever?
Hearts are the team that are closest being determined as at least being in a bit of a bother. Before Wednesday they had lost three on the bounce. Defensively they are very susceptible and have now conceded 13 goals in just 8 league games, the 5th worst record in the division.
While Wednesday’s victory will be welcomed it is barely papering over the cracks. With Celtic in fine goalscoring form the Hearts management team must be wary of taking a real hiding on Saturday.
Celtic v Hearts Betting Preview Free Football Tips
Backing Celtic -2 AH at home in the Scottish Premiership has historically always been a good bet at even money or better.
Even in the reign of Ronny Deila the bet has won more than it’s lost and should be considered as a long term value bet. Keep in mind that your stake returns should they win by just two goals.
You can back Celtic -2 Asian Handicap at a price of 2.28(32/25) with 888Sport. Considering Celtic have beaten Hearts by at least 2 goals 16 times in the last 20 H2Hs that represents plenty of value.
On the goalscorer markets the old favourites look really tempting this week. Nir Bitton is priced at 22/1 with bet365 to score first and that’s a big price. Boyata is 30/1 with Betbright to score first and that also looks to be too good to turn down.
Celtic v Hearts betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Celtic -2 AH @ 2.28 with 888Sport
Dedryck Boyata FGS @ 30/1 with Betbright
Nir Bitton FGS @ 22/1 with bet365