Betting on Celtic next season

Celtic FC amazed everyone last year, not by completing the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Scottish FA Cup double – but by the unexpected heights they scaled in the Champion League.

However, whilst qualifying from a strong group that contained Spartak Moscow, Benfica and the mighty Barcelona was a marvellous achievement, they were firmly put in their place by Juventus (losing 5-0 on aggregate), a team who themselves were then brushed aside by better opposition. At 500/1, only die-hard dreamers will surely back Celtic to lift the Champions League.

Back on the domestic front, Celtic look certain to add another SPL title to their impressive tally. Unfortunately, the bookies agree and the best price you can get at the time of writing is 1/40 – a price that you can nearly get for leaving your stake in the bank.

The biggest price you can get for Celtic lifting a domestic trophy is the 5/4 for the Scottish League Cup but, whilst Celtic could lift it without breaking sweat, the statistics are against them. Indeed, they have only captured this prize twice in the last ten years and their focus is probably going to be on bigger silverware.

The Scottish FA Cup is a competition that Celtic has had great success in during the last decade, winning it five times, and this statistic is reflected in the bookies quote of even money. However, during that time, Rangers (a better team then) won it twice.

That even money quote looks the value for Celtic Punters this season whilst, those that have Celtic’s name running through them like a stick of Blackpool rock, probably won’t be able to resist backing them to win complete the SPL and Scottish FA Cup double.

Scottish Football Punters have been occupied during the summer months with slots like ‘Shoot’ and ‘Game on’. There have been an abundance of slot games created by online casinos to keep the juices flowing during the dry season, but with the 2013/14 season soon to be upon us, it’s time to check out possible wagers on Scotland’s best team.