CELTIC and Rangers don’t play this weekend but all the talk has been about the prices for next Saturday’s Old Firm game.
Odds were released earlier in the week with Celtic 4-5 with some firms including McBookie – but that didn’t last long.
That price looked big to me and Hoops fans piled on. Within hours we were down to 8-11 and that’s the best available from McBookie.
Mark Warburton’s men beat their rivals in last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final but Celtic look improved under Brendan Rodgers and should win unless they are too focused on Barcelona three days later.
Turning to today and it’s the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup so a day to take it easy.
I said Celtic weren’t playing but there are Under-20s are the only side left in the new-look tournament. They’ve knocked out Annan and Cowdenbeath but face a step up at Livingston.
Celtic are 17-10 to win tonight’s live TV game but best could be both to score at 1-2 with bet365 for the third tie running.
Championship sides Dundee United at home to Peterhead, Falkirk at home to Elgin and QoS at home to Stenny are all extremely short so to back them you probably have to look at the handicaps. A minus one treble pays 41-10 at Coral.
Alloa beat East Fife 2-1 at home two weeks and are 3-5 at McBookie to make it 10 out of 10 wins this season.
Hibs are in action at Turriff tomorrow and Neil Lennon is fielding a strong side it’s a question of how many. To win by three or more the Championship leaders are 7-5 at boylesports.
In England there are League One, League Two and National League games to look at.
Bolton have made an unbeaten start to League One and should see off Southend at 3-4 with Skybet.
Fleetwood have been surprisingly strong and can take care of Coventry while Oxford see off Rochdale.
League Two’s unheralded leaders are Morceambe who I fancy them at a massive 15-4 with Coral to beat Orient who have lost three of their last five. Also look at Morecambe draw no bet at 11-8 with Ladbrokes and William Hill.
Flying Forest Green at Chester and Braintree at pointless Guisley are the sides to back in the National League.
Bets to Consider
Morecambe draw no bet