Celtic v Inverness Betting Preview
Location: Celtic Park.
Date: 15th August 2015.
A Celtic v Inverness betting preview couldn’t be allowed to pass without commenting on Celtic’s performance against Kilmarnock the previous Wednesday evening. It’s not hyperbole to suggest that result shocked Scottish Football and punters alike.
This game against Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be Celtic’s third of four in ten days so perhaps it’s not too surprising that Ronny Deila made so many changes at Rugby Park.
It looks likely those who were rested should make their way back into this game as Deila looks to source some consistency and they look to bounce back against John Hughes’ highlanders.
That means Dedryck Boyata, Mikael Lustig and Gary Mackay-Steven are all likely to come back into the first eleven with Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown nursing injuries.
Efe Ambrose certainly won’t have endeared himself to the manager after being highly culpable for Kilmarnock’s first goal.
Luckily for Celtic the team calling on Saturday are struggling to find form of their own. Inverness have now scored less goals than Kilmarnock with just one Ryan Christie strike to show for their first three games.
Injuries have robbed them of some important players like James Vincent, Aaron Doran, Richie Foran and Gary Warren.
But new signings are playing their part and Iain Vigurs re-signing for his first senior club is a fascinating development. He could get amongst the goals as time moves on and he gets a good run of first team fixtures although Saturday will come too soon.
It’s likely that Inverness fans will find more solace in last season when they managed to beat Celtic twice. On Saturday you should fully expect Celtic to bounce right back from their midweek disappointment.
Celtic v Inverness betting preview
For this Celtic v Inverness betting preview the focus is very much on the same two bets that failed so spectacularly on Wednesday evening.
Celtic are available at 2.0(evens) with Skybet to Win To Nil and that’s a price that won’t last. Similarly you can back them -2 Asian Handicap at 2.1(11/10) with Mcbookie and that’s another price likely to be gone when Saturday comes.
In the first goalscorer market Leigh Griffiths will be the leading man at 4.4(17/5) with McBookie having managed to hit the opener in two out of three games.
But for this Celtic v Inverness betting preview I am sticking rigidly to the selections of Boyata (28/1 with Coral) and Lustig (25/1 with Ladbrokes, McBookie and Coral).
Home games for Celtic can often rely on set pieces to break the deadlock as the away teams sit deep and defend. Providing they start they should be in with a good chance of getting on the scoresheet.
Celtic v Inverness betting preview free football tips.
Celtic WIN TO NIL @ 2.0 with Skybet
Mikael Lustog FGS @ 25/1 with Ladbrokes
Dedryck Boyata FGS @ 28/1 with Coral