BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Sunday afternoon it’s Celtic vs Kilmarnock, Neil Lennon’s side have won just two of their last ten games in all competitions. On the other hand, Kilmarnock has won three out of their previous four matches.
It’s been over a month since Celtic last won a game, Motherwell went down 1-4 at home to Neil Lennon’s side. Since that game, Celtic have drawn with Hibs, lost to Sparta Prague, lost to Ross Country, lost to AC Milan and drew against St Johnstone in their previous league game before this fixture with Kilmarnock.
The poor run of results has been a bitter pill for Celtic fans to swallow. Protests have grown outside Parkhead following recent defeats. However, Neil Lennon’s position as Celtic manager seems safe for now. Yet, a loss to Kilmarnock this weekend would surely put the manager in the firing line.
The bookies still think Celtic will win this weekend, Boylesports will give you 1/4 on Lennon’s men beating Kilmarnock. The draw is an exciting prospect, and you’ll get 5/1 on the game ended level after 90 minutes. The poor form of Celtic makes this a difficult match to predict, for that reason I would be tempted to take a punt on the game-ending all square.
It’s a great time to visit Parkhead, Celtic are in a full-blown crisis mode, and visitors will be looking to take points from Neil Lennon’s side. For Kilmarnock, the timing couldn’t get much better. Alex Dyer’s side head into this clash in decent form, Killie have won three of their last four games.
Although the match will be a tough one, the possibility of leaving Parkhead with a point has never been more achievable. Historically, Kilmarnock do not have a good record against the Hoops. That probably explains the bookmaker’s odds on Killie pulling off a draw (5/1).
Brave punters will like those big odds, but this is still a risky bet. Celtic are not in great shape, but they will always be dangerous at home. Although, Celtic will have played a Europa League game on Thursday before facing Killie and that could be a crucial factor in this clash.
Celtic will likely be without James Forrest and Michael Johnston. Kilmarnock will miss Stuart Findlay.
I will go with a risky prediction in this game, I think it will end all square at Parkhead.
PREDICTION – DRAW
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