ABERDEEN as expected booked their place in the Betfred Cup semi-finals where they await the winners of Rangers v Celtic.
I couldn’t see past the Dons and backed Adam Rooney to score first at 7-2 but expected Morton to net.
So now we turn to the big Old Firm derby. Celtic romped the first Old Firm meeting 5-1 last month – and I can’t see them slipping up at Hampden.
Okay, one or two things have changed since that match. 1. Joey Barton’s been absent for Rangers, 2. Celtic’s Champions League hopes are up in smoke, 3. This a cup semi-final and it’s at Hampden where Celtic have struggled in recent seasons.
The fact Celtic were well beaten by Borussia Monchengladbach last Wednesday while their rivals have had their feet up for nine days since beating Inverness had to be taken into account.
But there was no travelling involved and I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will have his men re-energised for the Betfred Cup clash as he eyes his first final in Glasgow.
Mark Warburton’s have lost only at Aberdeen since their thumping at Parkhead but haven’t improved enough to worry their neighbours.
They will though point to last season’s win on penalties in the Scottish Cup semis but that was when Ronny Deila was in charge.
Dembele’s exploits in the first Old Firm meeting triggered Betfred‘s famous Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven offer where if a player who scores first adds another the price is doubled and trebled for a hat-trick.
If you back Dembele to score first with Betfred and he hits three you’ll be paid out at 9-1. Same with Griffiths.
Kenny Miller hit Rangers’ goal at Inverness with a superb volley and is 9-1 to break the deadlock and 7-2 to net at any time. Celtic to win with both teams to score returns 11-4 and Rangers and btts pays 8-1.
Bets to Consider
Celtic & Btts
Dembele to score