BRENDAN RODGERS will be glad to see the back of Messi – now he can concentrate on cleaning up!
The Celtic boss wants nothing less than a treble – that’s 11-5 at McBookie – and with the title almost won already he can lift trophy No.1 at Hampden.
Aberdeen stand in his way in the Betfred Cup Final and the Dons have already been beaten twice in the Premiership but this won’t be easy.
Derek McInnes’s men will be the fresher side having had a free week while Celtic tried to stay in touch with Barcelona and Scott Sinclair is a doubt for the game after picking up a hamstring injury against the Catalans.
However, Celtic have been dominant on the domestic scene – dropping just two points at Inverness – and are a best 3-5 with Marathonbet to win in 90 minutes and 1-3 at Betfred to lift the trophy.
Aberdeen will have to be at their best and are 14-5 at Stan James to take silver and 5-1 at McBookie to win in 90 minutes. The draw pays 33-10 at Marathonbet.
Moussa Dembele has been Celtic’s star turn with 16 goals and is first-scorer favourite at 7-2 with bet365. I’ll be on Dembele and what about Tom Rogic as an alternative. The Aussie has netted in both meetings against the Dons this season and is 9-1 with Coral to score first.
Aberdeen’s best chance could come from Adam Rooney. The Irishman ended a run of three without a goal at Inverness last week and is 7-1 (Betfred) to break the deadlock.
Dembele to net in a Celtic win pays 2-1 at Betfred while Celtic and both teams to score is 14-5 with Hills.
That’s got a decent chance although Celtic have gone seven domestic matches without conceding. Celtic are 2-1 at Betfred to win to nil.
If you think it will go beyond 90 you can have Celtic at 8-1 with Betfred to win after extra time and 14-1 on penalties. Aberdeen are 25-1 and 16-1 respectively.
Celtic & Btts
Dembele to score first
Rogic to score