Kilmarnock vs Celtic Betting Tip Away Win HT/FT – 9 August 2020

Champions too strong for Killie

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Kilmarnock vs Celtic
9th August 1630hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Premiership
Pick Away Win HT/FT
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 1200 GMT, Saturday 8 August

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are back in action this Sunday, as Neil Lennon takes his Bhoys to Rugby Park to play Alex Dyer’s Kilmarnock. The Hoops picked up a big win on opening weekend, and they will be on the search for another sizeable victory this Sunday. Will the Celts be too strong for Killie in East Ayrshire? Take a look at our betting preview, with the best odds and predictions.

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Kilmarnock Preview – Can Killie cause an upset at Rugby Park?

Alex Dyer’s Kilmarnock kicked off the new season with a narrow away defeat at Easter Road last weekend. Two first-half Martin Boyle goals did the damage for Hibernian, with Chris Burke’s 44th-minute effort being no more than a consolation goal for Killie.

Kilmarnock, who finished eighth last term, were not an easy team to beat at Rugby Park in last year’s Premiership. In fact, they lost just four home league matches, with Rangers, Motherwell, Celtic and Hibs being the only teams to win on their patch. Along the way, Killie only conceded 15 home goals.

Our betting prediction:
Celtic to win both halves

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(odds taken 1220 GMT, Saturday 8 August)

Last Saturday’s loss in Edinburgh was a setback for Killie, but Dyer’s troops must dust themselves down immediately, as the Scottish champions are sure to take no prisoners in East Ayrshire.

Kilmarnock are the big underdogs in this one, with the bookies pricing them a 12/1 to win on home turf. Still, can they defy the odds and cause a huge upset on matchday two?

Celtic Preview – Can the Celts claim another big Premiership victory?

Neil Lennon’s Celtic are gunning for a record tenth Scottish Premiership title on the spin this season. The Hoops have been the top dogs in Scotland for the last decade, and the Bhoys are showing no signs of letting up.

The champions got their 2020-21 season up and running with a handsome home win over Hamilton Academical last Sunday. The prolific Odsonne Edouard helped himself to a hat-trick, while Jeremie Frimpong and Patryk Klimala were also on the scoresheet in the 5-1 romp at Celtic Park.

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Celtic were the best away side in Scotland’s top flight by quite some distance last term. Lennon’s men picked up an exceptional 12 wins from 15 away fixtures, netting a staggering 39 goals and shipping just 12 in the process.


Kilmarnock vs Celtic Betting Advice

In truth, Sunday’s game should be a stroll in the park for Celtic. Last season, the Glasgow giants beat Killie 3-1 on three separate occasions in the Premiership, including at Rugby Park in early 2020.


Key Facts – Kilmarnock vs Celtic Betting Tip

  • Celtic have won each of the last six meetings
  • The Scottish champions started with a big 5-1 home win last weekend
  • The last three Kilmarnock v Celtic meetings have ended in 3-1 wins for the Celts


The Bhoys were ahead at half time in each of the last two meetings, and there is good value in Unibet’s 8/11 for Celtic to be winning at half time and full time on Sunday.

Odsonne Edouard, who was the league’s top scorer last term, started this campaign like a house on fire with a treble against Hamilton last Sunday. You can get 11/5 for Celtic’s main man to score two or more goals in this one.


The best betting odds for Kilmarnock vs Celtic

Kilmarnock to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 19/4 at Bet365
Celtic to win: 2/9 at Bet365