Celtic’s incredible European adventure continues this evening as Juventus visit Parkhead for a Champions League last-16 first leg and if anyone is going to carry the goalscoring fight to the Italian giants, it will surely be Gary Hooper.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Bhoys in recent months and has attracted a number of admiring glances from south of the border after notching 13 SPL goals this term.
Norwich City made five unsuccessful bids to lure the striker to Carrow Road in January and Celtic steadfastly refused to sell with this two-legged tie against the Old Lady specifically in mind.
If the Hoops are to enjoy another glory night in Glasgow – which our Scottish tipster Neil Sargent believes they can – Hooper could have a vital role to play, particularly as he will be desperate to impress watching England boss Roy Hodgson.
And considering how pretty much everything Neil Lennon has touched in the Champions League this season has turned to gold, it would be no surprise to see his ‘not for sale’ stance over Hooper rewarded with a goal from the former Scunthorpe striker.
With that in mind, we’re giving Celtic fans the chance to back Hooper to score in a victory for their heroes at the incredible price of 10/1.
In other words, if you register with bwin today and place your free £20 bet on this eventuality, you could pocket impressive winnings of £220.
These superb odds can be snapped up here or by clicking ‘Add to Betslip’ at the bottom of this article – but that’s not the only offer bwin is providing for tonight’s clash.
Punters will also get their money back on selected losing bets if Juve playmaker Andrea Pirlo gets on the scoresheet, perhaps with one of his vintage free-kicks, in a special which is available right here.
But the Hooper punt looks the best option for Celtic fans, particularly if they can exploit any of the Italian champions’ weaknesses – some of which we identified earlier today – and it could provide a double delight if the front man does do the business in a famous home triumph.