Motherwell v Celtic betting preview
Location: Fir Park.
Date: 17th October 2015.
There is a new manager in place for this Motherwell v Celtic betting preview but Mark McGhee must be wishing he was appointed a week later. The last time he faced his old club, Celtic, as a manager he was on the wrong end of a 9-0 thrashing.
That was enough to see him booted from Pittodrie before an ill-fated spell as manager of Bristol Rovers also ended prematurely.
Many will look to this game and think ‘New Manager Bounce’ and that has good reason given the H2H record between the teams. Celtic have only managed to win 5 of the last 9 encounters and at Fir Park only 3 from the last 5.
When you factor in Celtic’s returning internationalists and a Europa League tie away to Molde next week there is plenty to distract the away side. The Steelmen will have plenty to bite down on in anticipation of this game.
I think Celtic are priced a little short here at a best 1.33(1/3) with Coral but truth be told, I think they’ll get the job done. In, fact I think they’ll do it comfortably.
Whatever happens in Dingwall on Friday night (Ross County v Aberdeen betting preview) will leave Celtic with very good reason to win on Saturday morning. The need to close the gap again or the opportunity to hit the summit should be all the motivation they need.
Motherwell v Celtic Betting Preview Betting Odds
Backing Celtic on the handicaps at 1.85(17/20) with McBookie for -1.5 Asian Handicap has plenty of appeal. But another popular market offers a better price and a higher probability.
The Tic like to get off to a flyer and have been winning 4 of their 5 away matches this season by half-time. They score their first goal, on average, before the 25th minute mark in away matches and score 56% of their goals in the first half.
Backing Celtic to be winning at half-time and full-time pays 1.93(23/25) with 888Sport and there is lots of value in that price. That would have paid out in 3 of their 5 matches so far and countless times last season when they finally got into their groove.
The first goalscorer bets are going to make me or break me this season (thats not true, follow the staking and plan and you can’t go broke) but I am sticking with Nir Bitton and Dedryck Boyata again for this game.
Bitton scored again for Israel in the Euro qualifiers and Boyata scored 2nd in Celtic’s last outing. It’s amazing that Bitton always seems to score when I don’t back him but at a price of 22/1 with bet365 it is unmissable for me.
Boyata is priced even better at 30/1 with William Hill and that also seems too high to pass on.
Motherwell v Celtic betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Celtic HT/FT @ 1.93 with 888Sport
Nir Bitton FGS @ 22/1 with bet365
Dedryck Boyata @ 30/1 with William Hill