Celtic vs Kilmarnock
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).
Celtic have hit the ground running with five wins out of five in the league and are currently at the helm with a safe three-point advantage. It also needs saying that the hosts are certainly sizing up to be an indomitable force in the Premiership, having already taken out the runners up of last season Rangers by a 2-0 scoreline.
Their most recent outing was no different, with the home team picking up a 1-0 win against Hamilton.
Kilmarnock have turned things around from the dismal start they got off to, and are boasting a very impressive two-match winning streak under their belt. The visitors’ last clash at home saw them get the better of Hibernian with two unanswered goals to their name, prior to which they secured all three points against St. Johnstone with a 1-0 scorecard.
However, despite the winning groove that they are on right now, their chances of taking down the resolute Celtic side that too in their own backyard are definitely looking bleak.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock Head to head (h2h)
- Kilmarnock have been at the losing end in their last three games in a running.
- Their previous encounter saw Celtic register a 1-0 victory.
- Half of their last six matchups here have been low scoring ones with under 2.5 goals on the scoreboards.
- Only two of their previous ten meetings here have finished as a stalemate.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock Prediction
Apart from being the table toppers, the home team are boasting the best offensive and defensive records in the league at the moment. The squad have found the back of the net eighteen times so far, ten of which came from their clashes on home soil.
Furthermore, the hosts have conceded just once at home and have a clean sheet in the bag to go with it as well. Considering that Neil Lennon’s men have not admitted defeat to this foe in their last twelve clashes here either, Kilmarnock can certainly rule out any hopes of salvaging even a point this weekend.
Additionally, the fact that the home side have been consistent in finding the back of the net before the break, in their last two Premiership games here certainly gives us reason to believe that Celtic will be able to breach the visitors in the opening forty-five minutes.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have not been shy in racking up the goals tally and have scored three goals or more in their last two league games at home. With half of their previous ten head to head fixtures here also featuring over 2.5 goals on the charts, a high scoring clash is certainly imminent.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock Betting tips
To score in the first half: Celtic @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).