Partick vs Celtic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Partick vs Celtic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Partick

2017-05-18
19:45
Firhill Stadium

VS

Celtic

Partick Thistle vs Celtic predictions ahead of this Scottish Premiership clash on Thursday night. Celtic are closing in on an incredible season, can Partick stop them by claiming a shock win?

Partick VS Celtic Predictions

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Reason For Partick VS Celtic Betting Tips

Celtic moved 30 points clear of second placed Aberdeen on Friday night, but they aren’t quite done with the league yet. While they have 100 points on the board, they still have to focus on their remaining two games. After making it this far without a defeat, the Bhoys are just 180 minutes away from an unbeaten season, can they pick up the first of the two results they need at Partick on Sunday night?

The hosts have wrapped up sixth, but they’ll want to push Celtic and test their unbeaten record. Thistle did pick up a point at Parkhead earlier in the campaign, while they’ve scored in three of their last four meetings with the Bhoys. They’ve avoided defeat in 11 of their 18 games, while they’ve suffered just one loss in their last six at their own ground.

Celtic have won their last six visits to Firhill, so they shouldn’t have too much to worry about here. A goal for the champions is basically assured, given that they’ve found the net in every league match this term. That record should continue on Thursday night, but that isn’t where the concern lies for Brendan Rodgers right now.

Since wrapping up the title in early April, Celtic have yet to keep a clean sheet in the league. Six straight games without a clean sheet has to be a worry for the Bhoys, who have conceded 68% of their goals this season away from Parkhead. They’ve kept a clean sheet in 39% of their away trips, and we can’t see them adding to that on Thursday night.

Thistle have scored in their last six home matches, while they’ve found the net in 83% of their home outings. With Celtic seemingly lacking a little intensity since wrapping up the title – plus the Bhoys could have one eye on the Scottish Cup final – we’re backing both teams to score in this clash. That has occurred in 61% of the champions’ away trips, so it looks like brilliant value at 11/10 with bet365.

Head To Head

Celtic have won all of their last six trips here, scoring at least twice in each of those visits.

Partick VS Celtic Stats

Celtic's last 11 away trips have seen over 2.5 goals, while they've hit two goals in all of those matches. Partick have lost by a single goal in five of their seven home defeats this season.

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