Celtic (@1.08) vs Partick (@23.0)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Celtic will win

Celtic – Partick Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

Partick Thistle are enduring a very difficult campaign in the second tier. With 26 games played they sit bottom of the Championship table, but they are still only one point from 8th placed Alloa Athletic. The Jags reached the play-off stages last year and came within one clash with Livingston from promotion back into the Scottish Premiership but instead of kicking on from that campaign they have struggled for form this season.

This makes odds of 8/11 for Celtic to Win to Nil look a good bet, so Im backing that along with a 3-0 correct score predictions at 11/2. Away from home they look good too, but they are lacking something in attack. They have only lost six away games this season but have failed to score in five of them, and theyre facing a Celtic side who have kept eight clean sheets in their last ten home matches.

Were backing goals in this game. Over 2.5 goals is available at 4/5 withBet365. Both sides have looked leaky at the back in recent weeks, with Partick shipping seven goals in their last two outings and Hearts failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last three games. The hosts have legendary striker Kris Doolan at the spearhead of their attack but theyll have a job in keeping out the likes of Steven Naismith and Steven MacLean.

Partick Thistle vs Celtic Head-to-Head Stats

The Hoops lost 2-1 in a frustrating game that saw them go 1-0 within the first ten minutes, and after a dominating display by the Glasgow club for the rest of the half, Athens came out in the last 45 minutes and doubled their lead in the 50th minute, at which point it all seemed to be over for Celtic. Celtics week went from bad to worse as Brendan Rodgers side lost midweek to AEK Athens in the 2nd leg of their Champions League qualifier.

Partick is ranked on the 8th place in the standings with 39 points, 35 goals scored and 48 goals received in the last 36 leagueevents. They have failed to win 15 of their last 36 matches in Scottish Premier League.In their last match they lost against Aberdeen. Their attack is in a very bad shape right now and we dont think they will be able to score in this event against Celtic. Partick lost 4 of their last 5 matches before this game with Celtic.The attacking skills of Partick are very bad, they couldnt win at least one game from the last 5 they played.

For that reason alone Im backing Celtic to win to nil, seeing as their defence has something to prove and a game like this could serve to prove everyone wrong. Celtic are clearly the obvious favourites to win this tie, and theres no mystery as to why that is. I also think that the scoreline will be a moderate one, so backing the game to have Under 2.5 goals is a good bet to make, with a 2-0 score on my mind also. Their midweek fiasco will have the club questioning whether theyve still got what it takes to do as well as they know they can- but the Hoops will more than likely have no problems.

Celtic have known they are going to win the Scottish Premiership title for some time now, but they mathematically wrapped it up at the weekend and did so in some style. Scott Sinclair bagged a hat trick alongside goals from Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts as they hammered Hearts 5-0 away from home on Sunday, taking them 25 points clear of 2nd placed Aberdeen with just 24 points left to play for.

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Celtics main goal for the season should be retaining the league for an 8th consecutive time, and after that they can focus on their potential Treble Treble. Brendan Rodgers will be disappointed with the outcome, but knowing what the managers like, hell solely focus on bringing in some much-needed players to the club to be able to maintain the dominance in the national tournaments and to reinforce the squad for the potential European ties ahead. However, some serious issues need to be resolved in the club, most of all their on-pitch performances- so what better way to bounce back than beating Partick Thistle in their first League Cup game of the season?

Unfortunately for them, it wasnt meant to be, and the club now face one last round of qualifying if theyre to make into the Europa League group stages. However, after Scott Sinclair was brought on, Celtic managed to pull one back through the Englishman, giving them a mere 15 minutes to equalise and get the goal they so desperately needed. However, Celtic continued to dominate over their opponents, creating chances and converting them into shots on goal, but still they couldnt find the net.