Something a bit different from me on The Celtic Star today.
For all of us who like a wee punt on Scottish fitba and beyond this is the place to check in over the next few weeks.
Over the next few weekends we’ll try and put up a few wagers to take on the bookies in the vain hope we’ll take a few shekels off the high street and online bookmakers.
We’ll be looking at Celtic’s game first and foremost but we’ll also be adding in a few accumulator bets whenever the opportunity arises. Predominately we’ll be working around the Hoops fixtures but we’ll also be looking to add a bit of interest around Scottish games, English leagues and the big European competitions.
Every Saturday, Sunday and midweek fixtures we’ll be looking at punting opportunities in the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship as well as the English Premier League, Championship and League One, where the opportunity arises. We’ll add in selections from the top European leagues including France, Spain, Germany and Italy as well as Champions League and Europa league encounters.
Each week I’ll be inviting a member of the Celtic Noise fraternity to put up two Celtic bets and one accumulator each match day, to find some winning betting opportunities for their fellow Celtic fans.
Any bet goes, with one rule. The Rangers don’t count, unless you’re backing them to lose!
I’ll be putting up the article every week on Celtic Noise, so if you are a member or if you fancy joining in with your own predictions, to put my own picks and that of our top Celtic Noise tipster to shame feel free to join in.
Ready to go? Let’s begin.
This week Celtic travel to the Tony Macaroni stadium to face Livingston.
Celtic are on the back of a big European win over Cluj and confidence will be brimming. It is of course difficult to second guess the team selection this weekend. It was tough midweek fixture mentally and physically and it will have taken a lot out the Bhoys.
Livingston offer little as an attacking threat and tend to concede in the last 15-20 minutes of games. I expect the Celts to win by at least 2 goals, but from a betting perspective to win by 3 clear goals looks the best value bet.
Christopher Jullien has been banging on the door of late to be included in the goal scoring thinking. At 9/1 the big Frenchman is certainly worth an anytime goal scoring bet. (For those a little braver the first scorer odds of 20/1 look even more appealing).
For what it’s worth, I’m backing the Celts to win -2 on the handicap betting at 21/10 and Christopher Jullien (9/1) to score anytime. The double on this bet pays 20.04/1. All bets placed with Betfair Sportsbook.
Onto Sunday’s accumulator bet. With a lot of the European big boys having played midweek it seems Sunday has become the new Saturday here and abroad.
Mgladbach v Augsburg – Match Odds Mgladbach 11/20
Arsenal v Bournemouth – Match Odds Arsenal 4/9
Southampton v Chelsea – Match Odds Chelsea 17/20
Lille v Nimes – Match Odds Lille 13/20
Roma v Cagliari – Match Odds Roma 4/9
Wolfsburg v Union Berlin – Match Odds Wolfsburg 8/11
Valladolid v Atletico Madrid – Match Odds Atletico Madrid 7/10
Torino v Napoli – Match Odds Napoli 20/23
Sociedad v Getafe – Match Odds Sociedad 10/11
Barcelona v Sevilla – Match Odds Barcelona 1/2
This accumulator bet pays £1,551.88 to a £10 bet on Betfair sportsbook. Now that’s a sportsman’s bet in any language.
This accumulator alongside the 21/10 on Celtic -2 goals on the handicap and Christopher Jullien to score anytime are the 3 bets for Sunday.
I’ll be putting up the article on Celtic Noise, and for those who are members or who are looking to add their own tuppence worth to the selections join in. For those keen to get involved feel free to sign up. It’s easy to join and a good forum to dive into whether your punting or not.