Location: Celtic Park
Date: 20th February 2016
Inverness are in a fine run of form but their record against Celtic is atrocious.
The Caley Jags have lost all but two of their last seven visits to Celtic Park by at least two goals and have conceded twenty-one goals in five visits under John Hughes. Yogi probably feels he dodged a bullet with the Dundee Utd job but he is likely to need a bullet proof suit to get out of this one unscathed.
Despite an excellent, if somewhat assisted, win against Aberdeen on Monday night anything other than a Celtic win remains hard to contemplate. For their part the Celts looked to have the bit between their teeth again last weekend. Ross County were fortunate to escape with a 2-0 defeat with Leigh Griffiths in particular in determined mood.
Having been the focus of internet trolls during the week he looked determined to answer back in the way he knows best, by scoring goals. He scored one and really ought to have had at least one other but all in all he can be relatively happy with his contribution, as can his teammates. The challenge from Aberdeen and the scathing reports from Celtic fans looks to have had the desired affect.
With Commons and Rogic returning to fitness and Roberts and Christie making waves in the development side Celtic’s attacking riches are an embarrassment but the competition for places should help to increase performance levels.
Celtic v Inverness Betting Preview Betting Odds
Celtic don’t get much longer than the 1.2 (1/5) with Skybet for home Premiership ties. Inverness can be backed at a high of 22/1 with Coral while the draw is best priced at 7.7 (67/10) with Marathon Bet.
The disparity in WDW prices always make the Asian Handicap markets interesting and McBookie do just about enough for me to take a punt on Celtic -2 Asian Handicap at 1.96 (24/25). That bet offers stake back insurance if they win by exactly two goals.
Both teams to score always has a chance with Celtic and a high price of 2.45 (29/20) with Boylesports it’s almost impossible to refuse. If I didn’t have niggling doubts about ICT’s creativity it would be. Goals backers can get 1.59 (10/17) on +2.5 total goals from 888Sport.
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Celtic -2 Asian Handicap @ 1.96 with McBookie