Football betting enthusiasts looking to make a killing on the Scottish Cup final between Motherwell and Celtic will need to be a little creative with their wagers.
The Hoops demolished this weekend’s opponents 4-0 in the league last time out and have lost only one of the last four against them, keeping a clean sheet on four occasions.
With the final looking nothing short of a formality for Neil Lennon’s men, the sensible punters could be tempted to predict a scoreline.
Celtic are 17/50 to emerge victorious, leaving football betting fans needing to place huge stakes in order to see a healthy return.
The draw is priced at 17/5, while unfancied Motherwell can be backed to cause an upset at 25/4.
With slim pickings on offer for a Celtic win, some punters could be tempted to give Motherwell a 1-0 advantage.
Betting on Celtic to win with a one-goal handicap brings the odds down to evens, meaning fans could be in with a chance of doubling their money.
The Celtic Park outfit have lost just one of their last six matches, while the Well have not won once over the same period.
This could tempt a number of punters looking for Scottish FA Cup odds to put their prediction caps on.
A repeat of the 4-0 thrashing Celtic dished out in the league offers odds of 25/2, while those betting on the number of goals will find four notches priced at 9/2 and five or more at 17/4.
Those going against the grain and predicting a Motherwell win could be tempted to place a wager on a repeat of the 2-0 victory they carved out earlier this term at 40/1.
While this may seem unlikely, the £410 return from a £10 stake could attract some attention.
However, with Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons in fine form, a heavy defeat appears to be on the cards for Stuart McCall’s men.
Motherwell have only one player in double figures following the departure of Nick Blackman, who left the club for Aberdeen in January.
However, Celtic have conceded 15 of the 22 goals they have leaked this season in the second half of matches.
Therefore, Motherwell could look to hold their heads high at the final whistle by winning the second half.
A £10 bet on the Well to have the better of the action after the break at 21/4 would offer returns of £62.50. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.