Celtic vs Hearts Prediction: The Under 2.5 Goals feels value at 7/4

 | 2nd May | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Welcome to May, the final month of play for the Scottish Premiership. In the next few weeks, we’ll see Premiership and Scottish Cup champions confirmed.

It is Celtic who play first out of the Old Firm this week in a non-televised game in the traditional Saturday 3PM spot. Frank Monkhouse previews this one for us as he offers up his best Celtic vs Hearts predictions...

Celtic vs Hearts Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 7/4
  • Celtic win 2-0 @ 6/1

*Click on the linked odds to add the selections directly to your betslip on betfred.com (or app).

It’s round 35 of the Scottish Premiership season, and with just three points separating the top two teams in the division, we’re all set for a grandstand finish to the campaign. Celtic are the current leaders and enter Saturday’s home game against old rivals Hearts on an extended unbeaten run with four wins and a draw in their last five starts. Will that purple patch continue at Parkhead with Brendan Rodgers’ side moving closer to the title.

Hearts can’t win the Premiership this season and will likely finish in the bronze medal position, but they can have a say in the destination of the trophy. The Jambos travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow with a strong record against Celtic this season, winning each of their last two meetings without conceding a goal. Steven Naismith’s team even won 2-0 at this venue back in December. Can they repeat the feat?

Celtic vs Hearts Odds

*Please click on the link above to be taken to the main Celtic vs Hearts market page on betfred.com (or app) for all the live betting prices on this match.

Celtic is the home team, enters on a great run of form, sits top of the league, and is hot favourites to snag another three points.

There are no major surprises in the betting ahead of Saturday’s crucial showdown in Glasgow, despite the visitors winning their previous two games against the Bhoys. Fancy Celtic to win at home and take a step closer to the league title? You can back a home win at Betfred’s 2/9, which is sure to feature in a share of weekend accumulators.

Hearts arrive without fear and would dearly love to deliver a blow to their opponent’s title hopes and dreams. Boasting an aggregate 4-0 score in their last two meetings, Hearts will believe they’re good enough to cause an upset at Parkhead, and the away win is attracting plenty of attention in the betting ring. Hearts to complete the hattrick over Celtic is a chunky 12/1, and that’s value. The draw is 11/2, and that will suit Hearts more than Celtic.

Under 2.5 goals @ 7/4

We start with the first of two picks in Glasgow, predicting this game to produce fewer than three goals. The traders expect a high-scoring afternoon and have over 2.5 goals as the market favourite, but we prefer to stick with the stats and back under 2.5 goals at a tempting 7/4. That price is good enough to back as a single or to add to your weekend accumulators.

Backing under 2.5 goals would’ve landed you a profit in the previous two games involving these teams and in three of the last four. It would’ve also banked you a winner when Hearts drew 0-0 at Rugby Park last weekend and in the Scottish Cup semi-final game against Rangers at Hampden recently. Back under 2.5 goals, and hope this game follows the stats.

Celtic win 2-0 @ 6/1

With a bet on under 2.5 goals at great odds, we turn our attention to another wager with greater odds attached. Celtic lost 2-0 to Hearts in each of their last two meetings, and we fancy the home team to claim revenge with a 2-0 victory over the Jambos at 13/2, which allows followers to play for smaller stakes. It’s a bet that catches the attention and is sure to be popular with readers.

The Bhoys scored two goals against Dundee at Dens Park last weekend, and Hearts also lost 2-0 against Rangers. Followers of the form will also recall Celtic’s 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle almost exactly a year ago. Play for an interest stake and back a 2-0 home win, hoping the locals keep a clean sheet while continuing their scoring ways.

Frank Monkhouse primarily covers Scottish Football for us here at Betfred Insights. You can check out all of his work along with that of the rest of our Football Betting Tips desk on our main Football page...

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