Hearts vs Celtic Prediction: Champions’ cracking Tynecastle form to continue on Sunday

 | March 02 | 

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Frank Monkhouse SPL Betting Tips

Celtic visit the capital following Wednesday’s stunning 7-1 home win over Dundee. The Hoops have won their last two, and Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse predicts a hat-trick of victories to keep the Hoops on the tail of league leaders Rangers.

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Hearts vs Celtic Betting Tips:

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7
  • Celtic -1 handicap @ 11/8

Hearts welcome Celtic to Tynecastle for a Sunday midday kick-off to open what promises to be a thrilling March in the Scottish Premiership. The Jambos lost 5-0 at Ibrox recently, and after seeing Celtic put seven goals past Dundee in midweek, manager Steven Naismith knows his defense must improve if the Jambos are to take anything from this game. A tough 90 minutes awaits in Edinburgh, but will Hearts rise to the occasion?

Celtic are playing catch up on Rangers, who played Motherwell at Ibrox on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ team enjoys an extended and impressive unbeaten run, but fans are far from happy with some of the performances and last month’s two draws against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen. Three points is a must if the Hoops are to hang onto the coattails of Philippe Clement’s pace-setters. Will Celtic get the win they crave?

Hearts vs Celtic Odds

The pre-match betting odds on Sunday’s game involving the Jambos and Bhoys are available now on the Betfred website and mobile app. With a competitive match expected, there’s value to be found in the match-winner market, especially if you fancy Hearts to spring a surprise and ensure the points remain in the capital. A Hearts win is 11/2, and that’s likely to attract attention, with the locals in third place and enjoying a strong run this year.

Celtic know this isn’t a must-win game in the true sense of the phrase, but Rodgers knows failure to take all three points would heap pressure on his side as we embark on the final ten games of the campaign.

The away side enjoy good form at this venue, and with the confidence coming from that monster midweek win, the visitors will be popular in accumulators at 1/2. With Celtic ending level in two of their last five and Hearts salvaging a 1-1 at this venue against Hibs on Wednesday, another share is possible. You can back the draw at 16/5.

Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7

Celtic’s stunning midweek win over Dundee ensures they’ll arrive at Tynecastle on Sunday with a renewed sense of confidence and team spirit. The champions have struggled to live up to the expectations of fans so far this year and have looked out of ideas at times under Rodgers.

Still, they were firing on all cylinders in midweek, scoring seven goals, including six before the interval. They moved the ball quickly, created chances, and scored goals.

Concentrating on Celtic’s last five trips to Tynecastle under Ange Postecoglou and Rodgers, we note the Hoops have five wins, with four of those games producing three or more goals.

There’s a 4-1 away win for Celtic included in that run, and with that in mind, we’re going over 2.5 goals at 4/7. That’s better than expected and will surely do a job in your Sunday multiples. Armchair fans hope this game lives up to expectations, with both teams pushing hard for the three points.

Celtic -1 handicap @ 11/8

Continuing with the stats associated with this fixture, we back Celtic -1 goal on the handicap at a handy 11/8 price that will add an extra edge of excitement to this game. That approach would’ve earned you a profit in Celtic’s three most recent visits to this stadium, including an impressive 4-1 victory here back in October.

Backing Celtic -1 goal on the handicap also proved to be a smart approach in their wins over Dundee, Motherwell, and St Mirren last month. Hearts leaked five goals at Ibrox, and that will be fresh in the minds of bettors approaching this game. It’s difficult to know which version of Celtic to expect on Sunday, but if it’s anywhere near the level of their midweek home win, fans are in for a memorable trip.

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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