William Hill Scottish Cup Quarter Final
Location: Celtic Park
Date: 6th March 2016
The rumble of disquiet at Celtic is gathering a lot of momentum lately.
The Celtic fans, in increasing numbers, are getting fed up of empty rhetoric and promises of progression under the current management team. They are letting them know, too, and in no uncertain terms.
The boos were ringing out at Celtic Park by half-time on Wednesday because their team were drawing 0-0 with Dundee. Seems a little harsh to me but I wasn’t there so can’t comment on the level of performance they were watching.
For sure by the end of the game the Hoops fans will have felt well within their rights to boo the team off the pitch. By all accounts Dundee could and probably should have won the game outright. That would have left some squeaky bums at all levels of the Celtic hierarchy.
There is the chance to distract from the pressures of the league title race with a cup match this weekend and you could say Celtic have been quite lucky in the draw. Morton are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and that should give Celtic an easy passage to the semi-finals.
But many Celtic fans will remember the last time Morton played here in a cup (The Ton fans will never forget it). At the time Morton were rock bottom of the Championship and supposed to come here and fall with the good grace expected of them.
An extra time penalty by Dougie Imrie shocked everyone in Scottish football and not least Celtic manager, Neil Lennon. That was a Celtic team who were mixing it with Milan, Ajax and Barcelona in the Champions League although perhaps not performing so admirably as they did just a season before.
In fairness Neil Lennon did make a lot of changes to the team that night and there is next to no chance of Ronny Deila sending out the reserves here. Never the less, there has been little about this current Celtic sides performances in 2016 that deserves any support at the incredibly short prices they are being quoted at.
Celtic v Morton Betting Preview Betting Odds
Celtic are a best priced 1.09 (1/11) with Ladbrokes for this game and that offers zero opportunity on handicaps. Morton can be backed at 33/1 with Betfair while the draw is best at 12.5 (23/2) with Marathon Bet.
Backing Celtic -2 pays no more than 1.73 (8/11) with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes and that’s a handicap they have covered only seven times this season. Backing Morton +3 at 2.1 (11/10) with Coral and bet365 would be preferred.
On the Asian Handicap lines you can back Morton +3 at 1.7 (7/10) with bet365 and that would give you stake back insurance if they lose by exactly three goals.
Plenty will fancy both teams to score at 2.5 (6/4) with William Hill but there is no value in the +2.5 goals price of 1.29 (2/7) with Skybet, Ladbrokes and bet365. Layers might take great interest in that one or you could back under 2.5 goals at 4.8 (19/5) with Marathon Bet. It is a bet you should be prepared to cash out on if you get the chance.
Celtic v Morton betting preview free football tips & betting tips
Under 2.5 Goals @ 4.8 with Marathon Bet