Celtic vs Kilmarnock Prediction: Expect Goals in Glasgow on Saturday

 | February 16 | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Back in action on Saturday, Celtic are now involved in a genuine title race. The pressure is on the home team, but Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse predicts a battling win for the champions.

Celtic vs Kilmarnock Prediction

  • Both teams to score @ 11/10
  • Celtic win and both score @ 7/4

Celtic welcome Kilmarnock to Glasgow for an eagerly anticipated Saturday 3:00 pm kick-off. Last season’s treble-winners are favourites to make home advantage count and bank all three points here but must defeat a Kilmarnock team they’ve already lost to twice this season in the League Cup and Premiership.

Kilmarnock arrive on a strong run of form and are unbeaten in their last three games under experienced manager Derek McInnis. They’ve taken five of the previous nine points available and fancy their chances of causing another upset against Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys.

Match Odds

Will Celtic make home advantage count to strengthen their title drive, or will Kilmarnock leave Glasgow with all three points? New and existing Betfred customers can gamble on the outcome of this match at Celtic Park through the website or mobile app. Call the match-winner or play one of the many eye-catching specials, including total goals, handicap, and both teams to score.

As expected, Celtic is the hot favourite with Betfred traders. The home win is trading at 2/11, and that’s sure to be popular in weekend accumulators. Fancy an upset? You can back Kilmarnock to blow the title race wide open with an away win at 12/1, while a draw will net backers a useful 11/2.

Both teams to score @ 11/10

With a competitive game expected in Glasgow, we’re backing both teams to score and expect a run for our money as two ambitious teams go head-to-head. The stats associated with Saturday’s fixture show backing both teams to score would’ve been a winning bet when these sides last met at Rugby Park in early December, Killie winning 2-1 that day.

Both clubs were also on the scoresheet when meeting at this venue in October, on a day that saw Celtic secure an impressive 3-1 win. Celtic led the visitors 2-1 until late in the game when a Greg Taylor goal secured the points. Both have scored in three of their last four meetings, and we expect that run to continue on Saturday afternoon.

Celtic win and both score @ 7/4

Despite backing Kilmarnock to score in Glasgow and predicting a competitive 90 minutes, we’re taking Celtic to win on their patch, turning the heat up on Rangers, who travel to McDiarmid Park on Sunday hoping to keep pace. The home win is tight in the match-winner market, but we’re backing both teams to score in a Celtic win at more attractive odds.

That was the outcome when Celtic last hosted Kilmarnock and in half of their last four meetings. Both teams scored in a recent Celtic win over Hibs in Edinburgh, while Killie has found the net in each of their previous nine games, including a 3-1 defeat at Ibrox.

Frank Monkhouse 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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