Celtic Seeks to Extend Scottish Premier League Lead with Win over HamiltonPublished December 24, 2016 by Florin P
Christmas could come early for Celtic as the Scottish champions are expected to claim three easy points against Hamilton (12:30 p.m UK Time).
Celtic is once again the dominant force in the Scottish Premier league and on the verge of winning another trophy. Even though their archrivals have returned to the first division, they are not yet within striking distance. After their recent home win, they are ready to claim some points on the road against Hamilton. The hosts are not going to shift into a more aggressive gear despite having home pitch advantage. Instead they will defend with all lines, hoping to salvage one point.
An Early Christmas Gift for Celtic
The visitors have a lot of experience in handling lesser teams, when playing on the road. Celtic has the advantage of facing opponents that are so focused on strengthening the backline, that they don’t pose many challenges up front. Hamilton is going to feature five defenders, four midfielders and a single striker, who is likely to get stranded up front.
The relegation concerns have affected the manner in which hundreds and players have performed of late. They are certain to go through the playoffs to avoid relegation, regardless of what happens in the remaining rounds. Hamilton doesn’t have the players capable of performing at the same level 90 minutes, against a team keeping them under constant pressure.
High-Scoring Percentage for the Visitors
Celtic is scoring an average of three goals per match both at home and on the road, which should be alarming for Hamilton. With two strikers and finally no injuries to hurt their starting formation, they are going to aim a lopsided victory once again.
Bookmakers have caught wind of Celtic being clear favorite to prevail on Saturday and the bet365 Sports odds reflect this reality. Risk-averse punters can settle for the outright win wager, but those who want to maximize their profits should go for the half time/full time bet on Celtic.