Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs Hamilton Academical
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 2 August 2020
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow)

The Champions will start off the new season at home with Hamilton visiting them this Sunday. The home team won their record seventh title last time around with an astounding 13 point lead over Rangers. We can expect nothing less than a goal fest in this opener since the visitors are way inferior in the paper.

The Accies had to satisfy for an 11th spot finish last season. They managed to escape relegation to the Championship by just a mere four points.  Like most teams on par with them, the defence will be a major headache for them this time also.

Celtic vs Hamilton Academical: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Celts are on a 12 game winning streak against this opposition.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in the majority of those matches across all venues.
  • Hamilton previously won this fixture about six years ago at this ground.
  • The home team has won all eight head to head matches at this ground.
  • More than 2.5 goals were recorded in five of those eight games here.
  • The hosts are on a 10 match unbeaten run in the Premiership.

Celtic vs Hamilton Academical: Prediction

The Celts are one of the high scoring teams not only in Scotland but in Europe as well. They also boast of a consistent defensive performance last season. Both these aspects have helped them defend titles in the past as well.

The visitors have a leaky defense and have conceded in every recent head to head clash against this opposition.  Also, they are not known for their attacking prowess. So I am backing only one team to get goals in this one.

With Celtic playing one of the weakest sides in the competition we can expect nothing short of a goal-fest. The majority of their recent clashes had more than 2.5 goals in total. They had a scoring average of 2.93 goals per game last season while conceding only 19 goals in the 30 games. So based on the above facts I think we can expect a high scoring game on Sunday.

Celtic vs Hamilton Academical: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.55 (6/11).