Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Betting Tip Home Win Both Halves – 2 August 2020

Champions to get off to a flying start

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Celtic vs Hamilton Academical
2nd August 1630hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Premiership
Pick Home Win Both Halves
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/6 odds taken 2157 GMT, Friday 31 July

Scottish champions Celtic get their 2020-21 Scottish Premiership season underway with a home game against Hamilton Academical on Sunday afternoon. As expected, the Bhoys are the big favourites in this one, with the bookies pricing them at just 1/10 to get three points. Can the Accies cause a monumental upset on the opening weekend, or will it business as usual for the Celts? For the latest and best betting odds, check out our in-depth preview.

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Celtic Preview – Champions to cruise to all three points?

Neil Lennon’s Celtic warmed up for this season opener with back-to-back friendly wins over Ross County and Hibernian. However, it was not all plain sailing during their pre-season campaign, as the Hoops were beaten 2-1 by Olympique Lyonnais before crashing to a heavy 4-0 defeat to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Celtic were embroiled in a fascinating title race with rivals Rangers in the first half of last season. However, Lennon’s men stepped on the gas after Christmas, only dropping two points from their last ten league fixtures. The Hoops were beaten just twice in last season’s Premiership, winning 26 of 30 matches.

Our betting prediction:
Celtic to score 4+ goals

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(odds taken 2202 GMT, Friday 31 July)

Celtic have won each of the last nine Premiership championships, and the Glasgow giants will be looking for a famous ten in a row this season. Of course, Old Firm rivals Rangers will be hoping to push them close, but the Bhoys are the strong favourites to retain their crown.

Celtic should ease past Hamilton at Celtic Park on Sunday, and Lennon and his men will be targeting a big victory from their first Premiership game since March.

Hamilton Academical Preview – Accies to start with a heavy defeat?

Hamilton Academical were saved by the early cancellation of the 2019-20 Scottish Premiership season back in March. Brian Rice’s side ended on 27 points, just four points above bottom club Hearts, who were relegated to the Scottish Championship.

The Accies picked up just six wins in a miserable campaign. Along the way, Hamilton lost exactly half of their 30 league matches, scoring 30 and shipping 50. Only Hearts and Ross County let in more.

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Hamilton are one of the favourites for relegation, so a trip to Celtic Park is a very tough way to start their 2020-21 campaign. Rice’s Accies are the 2/1 favourites to finish bottom of the table. Still, can they cause a huge upset in Glasgow at the weekend?


Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Betting Advice

Celtic have a phenomenal recent record in this fixture, winning all of the last 12 meetings, which have all come in the Premiership. They last dropped points to Hamilton in a 1-1 away draw back in February 2016.


Key Facts – Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Betting Tip

  • Celtic have won their last 12 league meetings with Hamilton
  • The Hoops will be looking for a tenth successive Scottish Premiership title this season
  • Celtic won nine and drew one of their last ten league matches last term


Last season, Celtic scored seven goals in the three league meetings, taking nine points from a possible nine. Back in February, an Odsonne Edouard brace and strikes by Christopher Jullien and James Forrest proved to be enough to give the Celts an easy 4-1 win at New Douglas Park.

This should be a walk in the park for the home side. With that in mind, take a punt on Celtic to win both halves at 5/6. Also, ot could be worth backing the Hoops to win to nil at 8/13.


The best betting odds for Celtic vs Hamilton Academical

Celtic to win: 1/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/1 at Bet365
Hamilton Academical to win: 18/1 at Bet365