East Kilbride v Celtic Betting Preview
William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round
Location: Excelsior Stadium
Date: 7th February 2016
Live on BBC Scotland
The Dream has been realised for East Kilbride and their players with a plum tie against Celtic in the Scottish Cup fifth round.
Drama over the ground to host the tie will be long forgotten by five minutes to three on Sunday afternoon when nerves and adrenaline will take over. The chairman will be rubbing his hands at the thought of the money that will flow in from the packed out Excelsior Stadium ticket sales.
East Kilbride fans are said to be outnumbering Celtic fans which is quite something considering their home ground has a max attendance of three hundred or thereabouts. The whole town of East Kilbride appears to have been caught up in this one and why not? Isn’t this what the magic of the cup is all about?
Unfortunately the magic will be puffed out by the end of this game. Even with Celtic suffering two domestic defeats in a row and the vultures circling around Ronny Deila they will win this game with a lot to spare.
Four, five or six goals without reply is not unquestionable and the bookies agree having set the line at a five goal victory for Celtic. Clearly in this instance finding something approaching value is difficult but not entirely impossible.
East Kilbride v Celtic Betting Preview Betting Odds
If you have a spare ten grand you could put it on Celtic to win at 1.03 and make yourself a cool three hundred pounds by Sunday evening. Or you could chuck the price of a pint on East Kilbride to win at 100/1 with William Hill. Either way the risk/reward ratio is far from worth it.
On the handicaps there is little to no value to be had either except with Celtic -2 @ 1.36 with Paddy Power. This is well out of line with the other bookmakers and Paddy Power also have the best price available on Ross County -1 goal.
If you double the two bets together you actually get a decent price of 1.82 (5/6) on what should be the absolute minimum expectation of both sides. It won’t make you rich quick but it looks to be the best option around and is surely worth considering.
East Kilbride v Celtic betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Ross County -1 & Celtic -2 @ 1.82 with Paddy Power