Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jota 7/5 to score anytime against Hearts in Thursday’s Scottish Premiership battle

Competition: Scottish Premiership

Market: Jota to score anytime

Odds: 7/5 @ 888sport

Hoping to make up some ground at the top of the Premiership table, Celtic will welcome Hearts to Glasgow on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, managing to immediately bounce back from their heartbreak out in Germany last week, Celtic should still find the mood in their camp at a high. Securing a 2-1 win at home against Aberdeen, the Hoops have lost just one of their last 12 straight matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to the end of September. Looking to make up some ground in the title race on Thursday night, Head Coach Ange Postecoglou will be calling on attacking talisman Jota to spearhead their charge in Glasgow. Only continuing to gain a host of admirers since making the loan switch from Portuguese giants Benfica over the summer, the 22-year-old is enjoying a stellar free-scoring run. Once again finding the net against Aberdeen last time out, Jota has bagged five goals in as many appearances.

As for the visitors, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways over the weekend as they secured a 2-0 win against St. Mirren, there is no doubt that Robbie Neilson’s side will be desperate to build off of that result. Shocking many across Scotland since making their Premiership return earlier in the year, the Jumbos currently find themselves sat third in the table. However, knowing that they face a stern test when they make the trip to Celtic Park on Thursday night, Hearts have struggled with their consistency over the past couple of months. Winning just a pair of their last seven contests, Neilson will also be worried by his side’s issues on the road. Last seen away from Tynecastle Park getting hit with back-to-back 2-0 and 2-1 defeats against Motherwell and Aberdeen, they have also failed to win any of their previous five away fixtures.

Bet: Jota 7/5 to score anytime against Hearts in Thursday’s Scottish Premiership battle @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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