Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Kilmarnock vs Celtic – 15/05/24

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 8/11 @ 1xBet

Knowing that they can officially defend their Premiership crown on Wednesday night, Celtic will travel to Rugby Park when they meet Kilmarnock.

Starting with the hosts, while Kilmarnock might have found themselves at the heart of an infamous Premiership relegation scrap last season, Derek McInnes’ men have come roaring back in a remarkable fashion. Breezing their way to a lucrative European return and with the mood around Rugby Park at a continued high, the former Aberdeen boss has seen his squad suffer just a single defeat from any of their previous seven appearances – a run that stems back to March 9th. Likewise, aside from a 2-1 loss against Rangers on February 28th, that is the only domestic defeat that McInnes’ side have suffered in front of their own supporters since the start of December. Despite being tipped as a real underdog contender here, Killie will also be excited by a shock record when they have welcomed Celtic to East Ayrshire. In fact, Kilmarnock have won back-to-back meetings against the Hoops on home soil by an aggregate score of 3-1.

As for the visitors, claiming what was a season-defining 2-1 victory against Old Firm rivals Rangers on Saturday lunchtime, Celtic are now just 90 minutes away from officially defending their domestic crown. While Brendan Rodgers might have found some increasing scrutiny over his position when opening the New Year, the former Leicester boss has seen his squad come skyrocketing back. Signing off April with a 2-1 win away at Dundee, the Scottish giants have now won all of their previous four top-flight showdowns by an aggregate score of 10-2. Collecting 19 points from their last seven Premiership appearances, Celtic have also found a real clinical edge in the final third. In fact, Wednesday’s guests have have scored at least a pair of goals in all of their previous nine matchups across all competitions. It should be noted, with the Hoops seeing all of their last three away fixtures finish with both teams finding the net, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Kilmarnock vs Celtic 8/11 for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership matchup @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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