Hamilton Academical vs Celtic
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Hope CBD Stadium.
The Hoops are the nine-time defending champions of the competition, and by all accounts they are the greatest ever team from Scotland. However, this time around, they are being furiously challenged by arch-rivals Rangers.
As of now, the latter are placed at the top of the table, and even have a lead of 16 points. Neil Lennon’s men do have three fixtures in hand, and for the reason this lead might sound a little dramatic.
However, it’s a fact that the title-holders are under immense pressure. They have no luxury to drop points, and will have to keep on winning games, in hopes that Rangers will run out of steam sometime soon.
This weekend, the reigning champions are pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition – the Accies. As of now, they are placed second to last in the table, and have conceded the most number of goals in the process.
On top of that, they also have a worrying h2h record against this opponent over the years.
By all means, expect the under-pressure Celtic to post a convincing win this weekend.
Hamilton vs Celtic: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Hoops are on a 13-match winning run.
- They had also recorded 25 of the former 27 overall wins.
- They had scored a total of 18 goals from the past six meetings.
- Not once have the hosts won at this venue in the past two decades.
- The visitors had scored a total of 17 goals from the previous seven games here.
Hamilton vs Celtic: Prediction
Lennon’s men are on a four-game winning run, and they had scored a total of 11 goals in the process. They have also lost just once all through 2020 in the league, and the defeat had come against their arch-rivals, Rangers.
And on the road, they were unbeaten in 22 of their former 26 fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 12 of their preceding 17 match-ups, and they have a total of just four wins at home from their past 17 appearances.
On top of all that, they also have an embarrassing h2h record against this opponent in the past several years, and have conceded in plenty in the process.
By the looks of things, expect Celtic to easily dodge this Hamilton challenge this weekend.
Hamilton vs Celtic: Betting Tips
Celtic -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Celtic to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).