Following Wednesday’s League Cup victory over Ross County, Celtic take on Highland opposition for the second time in three days on Saturday, and they will have revenge on their minds.
Last May’s 3-2 defeat to Inverness in the Highland capital snatched the SPL title out of Celtic’s hands, and Neil Lennon’s men will have a point to prove when they welcome the perpetrators of the crime into their own back yard this weekend. And with the home side also still smarting from last weekend’s Old Firm humbling, Inverness have plenty reasons to fear an angry and fired-up Celtic side.
Add to this the fact that Inverness are rooted to the bottom of the SPL table with only one win to their name so far this season, and all the signs point to a comfortable home win on Saturday.
Celtic are priced at 4/25 to win the match – a price that doesn’t represent good value for punters.
Instead, those favouring a home win might be better served placing their money on Celtic to win and more than 3.5 goals to be scored in the game.
After all, Celtic league games have featured more than three goals on average so far this season, and the outcome that is on offer at 27/20 with bwin.
You can also find attractive odds in the correct-score market. Odds of 8/1 for Celtic to win 4-0 look tempting, while 3-0 is on offer at 21/4, and 3-1 is available at 19/2.
Inverness fans looking for some straws to clutch can take some comfort from the fact that their team actually have a decent history against Celtic. Their 3-1 win at Celtic Park in 2000 still ranks as one of Scottish football’s greatest ever upsets, while in more recent times they can add a 2-2 draw in Glasgow last season to May’s famous victory in the Highlands.
With this in mind, odds of 29/2 on an Inverness win could tempt some punters to try their luck, while 11/2 on the draw is also likely to prove quite popular.
For those who really like a challenge, a repeat of last season’s 3-2 score line in favour of Inverness is on offer with bwin at 150/1, meaning that new customers who stake their free £25 bet on this outcome could stand to win an incredible £3,775 if successful. Surely that’s got to be worth a punt?
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