Celtic vs Kilmarnock
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).
Kilmarnock lost the third place in the Premiership ladder after a 0-1 home defeat to Aberdeen last weekend. Killie are now three points shy of Aberdeen in third place and they’ll face hard times rebounding from such loss on Saturday when they travel to Celtic Park to take on defending champions and souvereign leaders Celtic in Mathday No 2 of the Championship Round.
The Bhoys have all but secured another title with a nine-point cushion ahead of second-placed Rangers at the top of the standings. They failed to break the deadlock past a stern defensive line of Hibernian’s last weekend, but it’s nothing to worry head coach Neil Lennon who has by far the most talented squad in the entire division.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock: Head-to-head
The hosts were the dominant force in the history of head to head encounters with Killie.
They won 32, drew 9 and lost only 2 of 43 home clashes with Kilmarnock.
Celtic won last two clashes against Killie, including a 5-1 thumping in the previous H2H encounter between these two likes in Glasgow.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock: Prediction
The Bhoys are heavy favourites against any opposition in the league, especially when they play on the home patch. Celtic have a brutal home record of 15 wins and 2 draws in 17 league games so far in the season. They scored 43 and conceded only 6 goals in the process and we can expect Killie to struggle to create in the final third in the first game of Matchday on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in two of past three league ties. They won only one of last seven games on the road scoring no more than two goals along the way.
The home win to nil is the way to go here. The main bet is Celtic to keep a clean sheet at 1.72 odds, while you can alternatively back the leaders to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at 1.80.
Celtic vs Kilmarnock: Bet Tips
Celtic to keep a clean sheet @ 1.72 (8/11)
HT/FT Celtic/Celtic @ 1.80 (4/5).