William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round
Location: Stair Park
Date: 10th January 2015
LIVE on Sky Sports 1
A Stranraer v Celtic betting preview is what the magic of the cup is all about.
A wee team sitting just two points above the relegation positions in League One preparing to welcome the champions and Premiership leaders and they couldn’t have got them a better time. If, that is, any hopes of getting a result are to become a reality.
The Hoops have won just three of their last eight games. Although two of those games were in European competition it is enough of a slump in form to give The Blues something to cling to. Hope springs eternal in every football fans mind, no matter how big the gulf in class.
But in reality anything other than a comfortable win for Celtic would be seismic and anyone contemplating a shock probably needs to recalibrate their seismograph. That being said I wouldn’t be rushing out to back Celtic heavily on big handicaps.
My plans for this game fall under the same banner as the Rangers v Cowdenbeath betting preview. A Rangers -1 and Celtic -1 double was first quoted at 2.1 (11/10) and I got in at 2.08 (27/25) with Boylesports.
That price is no longer available and finding another bet worthy of consideration is proving difficult.
Stranraer v Celtic Betting Preview Betting Odds
Celtic -2 has been hammered right in from 2.3 (13/10) to a best 1.73 (8/11) with Paddy Power. For all that Celtic should be comfortably winning this by three, four or maybe five goals it’s hard, personally, to have faith in them doing that.
I can see this game being won, by two or three at the most with Celtic giving a good few fringe players a run. I expect the likes of Mackay-Steven, Scott Allan and perhaps even Carlton Cole to make an appearance from the start. Logan Bailly is tipped to start as goalkeeper with Craig Gordon suspended.
That opens up the possibility of backing Stranraer +3 Asian Handicap at 1.82 (41/50) with 888Sport. It’s not something I will be doing but if you’re looking for a shock that could be your best chance to get it.
Alternatively you could stick with the earlier advised Rangers -1 and Celtic -1 double which should come in even if the price has dropped so drastically.
Stranraer v Celtic betting preview free football tips and betting tips
Rangers -1 & Celtic -1 Double (first advised at 2.08) @ 1.67 with Boylesports