Hibernian-Celtic Betting Preview: Why backing both teams to score can prove profitable

Pat Fenlon's Hibees face a stern test this weekend when Scottish champions Celtic visit Easter Road and our Scottish tipster is expecting goals at both ends
Celtic will look to strengthen their grip at the top of the Scottish Premiership table when they take on Hibernian at Easter Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Hoops have made a fine start to the defence of their title, having won seven of their opening eight league matches this season and Neil Lennon’s side are chalked up as 1/3 (1.34) favourites with BetVictor to claim another three points against the Hibees this weekend.

Pat Fenlon’s men made a poor start to the league campaign but have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions and can be backed at a chunky 15/2 (8.50) with BetVictor to continue their resurgence against Neil Lennon’s side this weekend. The same firm go 19/5 (4.80) that the match ends all square.

Celtic may not have lost in the Scottish Premiership thus far this season but Neil Lennon will be concerned that his side have conceded in all but one of their last seven matches – although Greenock Morton’s goal against the Hoops came in extra-time of their League Cup tie.

Hibs have netted in six of their last eight matches in all competitions and will fancy their chances of finding the net should Celtic fail to tighten up at the back before their trip to Edinburgh.

Therefore, the even money (2.0) quote for both teams to score on Saturday looks to represent outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly by punters this weekend.

Celtic may have one eye on Wednesday’s crunch Uefa Champions League clash against Ajax at Celtic Park but the Scottish champions should still prove to be too strong for a Hibs side that has won just two of 12 home matches in the Scottish Premiership in 2013.

Therefore, the 85/40 (3.13) quote from BetVictor for both teams to score and Celtic to win also carries plenty of appeal here.

However, those seeking to back bigger prices should support in-form Celtic striker Anthony Stokes to open the scoring against his former club at a chunky 17/4 (5.25) with BetVictor at Easter Road on Saturday.

Both teams to score at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with BetVictor Anthony Stokes to score first at 17/4 (5.25) 0.5pts stake with BetVictor

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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