After delivering a winning selection in his featured column on Saturday, SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Hearts and Celtic's hotly-anticipated Scottish Premiership showdown at Tynecastle on Sunday.
Hearts vs Celtic (Sunday, 14:15)
Celtic will be looking to make it six Scottish Premiership wins in succession when they travel to Tynecastle to take on Hearts on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have already taken a firm stranglehold at the summit of the Scottish top-flight, with their 3-1 success against Kilmarnock last time out ensuring that they remained seven points clear of Old Firm rivals Rangers.
As for fourth-placed Hearts, their early season form has been plagued with inconsistency, typified by them throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with capital foes Hibernian at Tynecastle a fortnight ago.
Both teams will be fully up for this given the occasion and should make for an enthralling affair, all of which has led me to land on a nice looking Bet Builder.
Combining Celtic to Score, Kyogo Furuhashi to have a Shot on target and 20+ Hearts Booking Points will bring about a backable 4/5 shot with Sky Bet.
As already alluded to, Celtic have been ticking along nicely in recent weeks and they will fancy their chances of overcoming a Hearts side that have triumphed in just one of the last 19 meetings between the pair.
What’s more, the Hoops have hit 11 goals across their last four league games and they should be good for at least one strike here against a Jambos side whose solitary shutout in their last four fixtures came against Ross County.
As such, I’ll back the Glasgow giants to grab at least one goal here, but I’ll also throw in their talisman Kyogo Furuhashi to have at least one shot on target.
The Japanese sharpshooter has been the scourge of Hearts in recent years, having netted in each of his seven appearances against the Gorgie club since arriving in Scotland.
To round off the Bet Builder, I’ll go with Hearts to earn at least 20+ Booking Points in what promises to be a tasty televised tussle at Tynecastle.
Steven Naismith’s hosts are averaging 2.13 yellow cards per-game in the Scottish Premiership this season, not to mention table-topping Celtic have drawn at least two bookings from their opponents in each of their last three top-flight fixtures.
This particular Bet Builder would have provided profit from each of the five fixtures between the two sides last season and I’m more than happy to get on board with the same selection on Sunday at 4/5 with SkyBet.
- Celtic 1+ Goal
- Kyogo Furuhashi 1+ Shot on Target
- Hearts 20+ Booking Points
- Bet Builder – 4/5 (SkyBet)