Celtic (@1.08) vs Partick (@23.0)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Celtic will win

Celtic – Partick Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

Hearts enjoyed a terrific start to the season and may have potentially seen themselves challenges the likes of Celtic and Rangers for the title after the first few months of the campaign. Inconsistency has held them back since then though and despite having club legend Craig Levein back in the dugout, theyve now slipped to fifth place in the table as they look to hold onto a top six spot ahead of the split in the league in the coming weeks.

The clubs progression is clear to see, and during the first 10 minutes of their match against Falkirk they denied any chance for their opponents to step outside their own half. As the 2nd half began and the match wore on, Thistle were beginning to feel the pressure and were lucky not to concede any goals, and in the first minute of injury time they lost any chance of a clean sheet.Their season performance has been somewhat consistent, but a poor performance on Saturday could see them humiliated against the best team in Scotland. Thistle would score their only two goals in a 5-minute window in the first half. The first goal came from a brilliant run from left-back James Pierce, as his deflected shot sailed past the goalkeeper before Chris Erskine doubled their lead with a thunderbolt into the top corner.

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Unfortunately for them, it wasnt meant to be, and the club now face one last round of qualifying if theyre to make into the Europa League group stages. However, after Scott Sinclair was brought on, Celtic managed to pull one back through the Englishman, giving them a mere 15 minutes to equalise and get the goal they so desperately needed. However, Celtic continued to dominate over their opponents, creating chances and converting them into shots on goal, but still they couldnt find the net.

Despite this poor form, they still have the better side in this Monday night cup clash and should be able to come away with a win at odds of 3/5 withBetVictor as they go in chase of a ninth Scottish Cup. The Jambos come into this fixture on the back of four games without a win in the Scottish Premiership, although they did smash non-league Auchinleck Talbot 4-0 amidst that poor run of fixtures.

This makes odds of 8/11 for Celtic to Win to Nil look a good bet, so Im backing that along with a 3-0 correct score predictions at 11/2. Away from home they look good too, but they are lacking something in attack. They have only lost six away games this season but have failed to score in five of them, and theyre facing a Celtic side who have kept eight clean sheets in their last ten home matches.

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Were backing goals in this game. Over 2.5 goals is available at 4/5 withBet365. Both sides have looked leaky at the back in recent weeks, with Partick shipping seven goals in their last two outings and Hearts failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last three games. The hosts have legendary striker Kris Doolan at the spearhead of their attack but theyll have a job in keeping out the likes of Steven Naismith and Steven MacLean.

The youngster has arrived at the club after being bounced around a couple of teams in order to gain experience but has so far failed to score in a senior match. The loss of Conor Sammon, who left the club after the end of his loan spell, has been a huge blow for the club, seeing as the Irishman was the clubs top goalscorer, netting 6 times in the league and scoring 9 in total. After playing their first two league games of the season, the Jags currently sit in 7th place with an initial 2-0 loss to Ayr United and last weekends 2-1 win over Falkirk. Despite a dire performance last season, manager Alan Archibald still remains at the helm of the team. Thistle have filled his space with the signing of 20-year-old Jack Storer from Birmingham City.

Partick Thistle are enduring a very difficult campaign in the second tier. With 26 games played they sit bottom of the Championship table, but they are still only one point from 8th placed Alloa Athletic. The Jags reached the play-off stages last year and came within one clash with Livingston from promotion back into the Scottish Premiership but instead of kicking on from that campaign they have struggled for form this season.

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For that reason alone Im backing Celtic to win to nil, seeing as their defence has something to prove and a game like this could serve to prove everyone wrong. Celtic are clearly the obvious favourites to win this tie, and theres no mystery as to why that is. I also think that the scoreline will be a moderate one, so backing the game to have Under 2.5 goals is a good bet to make, with a 2-0 score on my mind also. Their midweek fiasco will have the club questioning whether theyve still got what it takes to do as well as they know they can- but the Hoops will more than likely have no problems.