IT'S a big day for Celtic who are aiming to stay on course for a Quadruple treble.
The Scottish Cup semi-finals have been held over from last season and Neil Lennon's men face Aberdeen at Hampden for the right to meet Hearts.
Saturday's first semi-final provided a mild surprise with Hearts beating Hibs after extra time in atrocious conditions at the National Stadium.
Jambos boss dedicated the win to former skipper Marius Zaliukas who died on Saturday aged just 36. That's tragic and it's a fitting tribute – especially if they go on to lift the trophy – to a player who also turned out for Leeds and Rangers.
Celtic are out to avoid going five defeats without a win for the first time in decades and there were signs in Lille they were back to their best. Neil Lennon's men led 2-0 and it could have been more but after losing Kris Ajer they looked weaker in defensive and conceded twice.
Ajer will be missing at Hampden but Lennon has most of his big guns available and feeling closer to 100 per cent after Covid problems.
I reckon Celtic will get the job done but having let in 10 in four there's every chance of Aberdeen hitting the target, especially after the sides drew 3-3 last week. Lewis Ferguson netted first and last for the Dons with penalties and is 7-1 at Paddy Power to net again.
Moi Elyounoussi netted both goals in Lille and had chances to score a hat-trick. The midfield man is 3-1 at 888sport to strike again.
Elsewhere on Sunday Rangers head to Kilmarnock knowing victory will hand them a nine-point advantage over Celtic and give them a big edge.
Steven Gerrard rested a few players in midweek against Lech Poznan so fatigue shouldn't be a problem and a I fancy an improved side to beat a Killie outfit that have give them plenty of problems in the past. Rangers at 3-10 is fine for accas although that's been cut from 4-9.
Game of the day is Man United vs Arsenal as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side try to build on their best display of the season against Leipzig in midweek when they won 5-0 in the Champions League.
Other games are Aston Villa vs Southampton, Newcastle vs Everton and Spurs vs Brighton. Jose Mourinho rested most of his main men at Antwerp in midweek and again with the likes of Kane and Son they should be beating Brighton.
On the Continent most of the big games are in Italy and France and I'll picked out a both to score treble from Serie A that looks good based on form.
Torino vs Lazio has produced on four out of five and there have been 17 goals in the home side's last three matches.
Napoli vs Sassuolo will be the game in most punters' thoughts for goals. The h2h doesn't look great but Sassuolo's last five have brought up btts and their last four have produced 23 goals
Roma vs Fiorentina also looks good with five of the last six going over 2.5. There have been 19 in Fiorentina's previous four while Napoli have netted 12 in their last four Serie A outings including a blank against Juventus.
On a Top Treble I'm backing Juventus at Spezia the champs try to improve a run of three draws in four in the league and I fancy Sampdoria in the derby against Genoa.
Samp have won three in a row, scoring eight goals, while Genoa have failed to net in their last three.
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A Rangers, Celtic, Spurs treble shouldn't be far away at 23-10 with betfair.
Check out all our previews here.
- Celtic vs Aberdeen Betting Preview & Tips
- Kilmarnock vs Rangers Betting Preview & Tips
- Man United vs Arsenal Betting Preview & Tips
My best bets on Saturday were Liverpool & btts, Man City to win to nil and Cove to beat Partick Thistle.
Well done to all the winners including Desmond, Kevin Mac and SlipsTips. And in the comments there were some crackers including asfafc, andymac1980 and sean567.
- Celtic & btts (2.30pm)
- (14-5, BetVictor)
Both to Score Treble
- Torino vs Lazio (2pm)
- Napoli vs Sassuolo (5pm)
- Roma vs Fiorentina (5pm)
- (3-1, bet365)
- Juventus (2pm)
- Spurs (7.15pm)
- Sampdoria (7.45pm)
- (7-2, Betfred)