Partick Thistle vs Celtic FC
Scottish Premiership, Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 11th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Firhill Stadium (Glasgow).
Partick Thistle are expected to face another tough test when Scottish heavy weights Celtic FC visit them on Friday night.
Thistle started their season on underwhelming fashion after losing to Hibernian 1-3 on matchday 1. Carrying over from last season, this is their fifth defeat on the bounce in a 7 match win-less run.
However, the team bagged a 3-0 away win at St. Johnstone in the league cup clash on the midweek. This could help them in bringing some confidence back against the biggest club in Scotland.
Celtic started their season campaign in fine style by defeating Kilmarnock 5-0. They are now unbeaten in 6 competitive matches, including Champions League qualifiers and domestic cup games. They won 5 and drew 1 during the time with a goal aggregate of 16 to 1.
Partick Thistle vs Celtic: Head-to-head
Partick Thistle’s last win against Celtic is an away win on 1995. Since then, the lost in 24 of the 25 meetings, managing only a draw which came in their league meeting at Celtic Park last season.
Last season, Celtic beat Partick Thistle 5-0 at this same venue.
Partick Thistle vs Celtic: Prediction
Celtic have an important Champions League qualifying fixture coming up this midweek. However, this is going to have a minimal impact on this weekend game and a Celtic win is unavoidable here. But, the odds offered at around the 1.25 mark make it only useful to boost value for accumulator slips.
Judging by the intensity of Celtic in the corresponding ties over the years, the value is in Asian handicap markets.