Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Celtic dropped more points in the SPL 2017-18 campaign after a 2-2 draw with Hibernian on Sunday. Brendan Rodgers’ team failed to protect a 2-0 lead and ended up drawing the game. Scott Sinclair’s brace came in five second-half minutes, but late goals from Efe Ambrose and Oliver Shaw were able to cause a major disappointment for the defending champions. Hamilton’s seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 home defeat against St Johnstone. A defensive misunderstanding between Dougie Imrie and Scott McMann let Steven Scougall pounce for a 66th minute winner against the run of play. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Celtic have struggled for form in the last few matches and it is largely down to a poor defensive record. Even against Hibernian, Celtic let slip a 2-0 lead to end up drawing the match. Unlike last season, Celtic’s defence is not impenetrable and they have conceded 10 goals. Hamilton have been the top scoring outfit beyond the top four. The team has been unable to score only twice in the last 15 league matches. Even though head-to-head record against Celtic shows a different story, I would back both teams to score. Scott Sinclair is starting to find his form and came up with two goals against Hibernian. While the first goal was a tap in, the second goal was with the aid of a heavy deflection. Even then, it means that the winger has come up with three goals in his last four appearances. He came up with two goals in the recent game with Celtic back in September. I would bet on Sinclair to score anytime.

Both teams to score – 5/4

Scott Sinclair to score anytime – 21/20

Celtic scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Celtic scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Hamilton Academical

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Hamilton Academical saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Celtic

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Celtic Form Guide

Celtic Team Logo

Celtic

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

10-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Alashkert FC Team Logo Alashkert FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

18-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Alashkert FC Team Logo Alashkert FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

25-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

08-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

League Cup Final Stage

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Hamilton Academical Form Guide

Hamilton Academical Team Logo

Hamilton Academical

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L H

08-05-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Clyde Team Logo Clyde

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stenhousemuir Team Logo Stenhousemuir

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

14-07-2018

League Cup Grp. F

Annan Athletic Team Logo Annan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-07-2018

League Cup Grp. F

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-07-2018

League Cup Grp. F

Berwick Rangers Team Logo Berwick Rangers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

28-07-2018

League Cup Grp. F

Airdrieonians Team Logo Airdrieonians

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

11-08-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Celtic Preview

The top of the SPL 2017-18 table may show Celtic to possess a five-point advantage over second placed Rangers, but the recent form has been unlike the defending champions Celtic have only managed two wins in the last five games across all competitions. Even though Celtic can stretch the advantage over Rangers to eight points by winning the game in hand, the club would like to have a much better momentum going into a packed December. Celtic have already played three games this month and there are a further six lined up before the turn of the year. Scott Sinclair is back at the top of the Celtic scoring charts with seven goals in 15.

Celtic Team News

Celtic have the full complement of players for this match.

Hamilton Academical Preview

Hamilton’s impressive run of unbeaten matches may not have helped the club move away from the bottom few places, but it appeared to give the team a lot of confidence. Even though the run came to an end with a narrow loss against St Johnstone, Hamilton could have taken a victory from this match with some better finishing. Hamilton have been good in front of goal after managing 23 goals, but conceding 27 goals has been the major issue for the team. Only Partick Thistle (29) have let in more goals than Hamilton this season. David Templeton, Giannis Skondras, and Rakish Bingham are the top scorers for the club but with only three goals each.

Hamilton Academical Team News

Hamilton manager Martin Canning does not have injuries and suspension worries coming into the game.

Celtic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hamilton Academical Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Celtic vs Hamilton Academical Sidelined Players

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