Celtic vs Partick Thistle Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Celtic vs Partick Thistle Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Celtic’s incredible run of 69 matches without a defeat the Scottish Premier League came to an end following a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Hearts. Celtic received an early setback when Harry Cochrane scored in the 26th minute, but Kyle Lafferty latched onto this advantage with a quick second in the 35th minute. A brace in the second-half from Manuel Milinkovic helped script the biggest shock of the season. Partick Thistle are back among the losses after a 3-0 defeat against Dundee. Sofien Moussa scored from the penalty spot after 19 minutes, while Mark O’Hara doubled their advantage in the 35th minute. Moussa converted another penalty in the second half to provide a comprehensive win for Dundee. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Celtic will be destroyed by the manner of the loss against Hearts. Recovering from such a defeat will be a major test, as the club’s recent form has not been great either. Celtic are up against a Partick Thistle outfit that has failed to score in three out of the last five meetings, but the Jags have scored against Kilmarnock and Hearts on the road. The only clean sheet for Celtic in the last five home games was against Dundee. I would go with both teams to score. Scott Sinclair has scored in the last two home games against Partick Thistle. He is the top scorer at the club with eight goals so far this campaign. I see value in backing Sinclair to score anytime in the game.

Both teams to score – 9/4

Scott Sinclair to score anytime – 5/6

Celtic saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Partick Thistle saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Celtic

AVG Goals

1.5

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
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)

D A

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Suduva Team Logo Suduva

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Suduva Team Logo Suduva

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-09-2018

Premiership

St. Mirren Team Logo St. Mirren

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Partick Thistle Form Guide

Partick Thistle Team Logo

Partick Thistle

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
W A

24-07-2018

League Cup Grp. E

Albion Rovers Team Logo Albion Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-07-2018

League Cup Grp. E

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Ayr United Team Logo Ayr United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Falkirk Team Logo Falkirk

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

Challenge Cup

Stranraer Team Logo Stranraer

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

18-08-2018

League Cup Final Stage

Celtic Team Logo Celtic

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Dundee United Team Logo Dundee United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Greenock Morton Team Logo Greenock Morton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-09-2018

Challenge Cup

East Fife Team Logo East Fife

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Inverness CT Team Logo Inverness CT

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

Celtic Preview

The end to the 69-match unbeaten run was always going to happen, but manager Brendan Rodgers may not have envisaged such a comprehensive loss at the hands of a team, which is on the edge of the top six places. Celtic have been showing signs of struggle in recent weeks, and their weak defence had appeared to be the chief architect of those problems. It provided with the case with Hearts managing to take advantage of the massive gaps to score four past Celtic, who last conceded four goals in a league game back in 2010 against St Mirren. Scott Sinclair is the top scorer at the club with eight goals in 17 games.

Celtic Team News

Tomas Rogic (knee), Patrick Roberts (hamstring), and Tony Ralston (knee) are the players unavailable for Celtic.

Partick Thistle Preview

Partick Thistle are looking likely to remain in the relegation places on Christmas, as the club are four points behind Dundee in the 10th spot. Partick Thistle may have picked up a win over Motherwell less than a week ago, but the heavy loss against Dundee takes the wind out of the team. It also results in Dundee opening up a slight advantage compared to Partick Thistle. The inability to score against Dundee should not come as a major surprise, as Partick Thistle are the lowest scorers in the division with only 16 in 18 matches. Chris Erskine and Blair Spittal lead the scoring charts at Partick Thistle with four goals.

Partick Thistle Team News

Manager Alan Archibald will be without Abdul Osman (shoulder), Christie Elliott (ankle), Stuart Bannigan (knee), and Mustapha Dumbuya (knee) due to injuries.

Celtic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Partick Thistle Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 Partick Thistle Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Craig Gordon 193 83
23 LB Mikael Lustig 189 78
35 CD Kristoffer Vassbakk Ajer 196 84
63 RB Kieran Tierney 178 70
20 CD Dedryck Boyata 188 84
8 CDM Scott Brown 175 72
42 CDM Callum McGregor 178 67
14 CM Stuart Armstrong 183 68
11 CM Scott Sinclair 175 64
49 CM James Forrest 175 65
22 CF Odsonne Edouard 187 83
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tomas Cerny 185 80
5 LB Niall Keown 180 66
4 CD Jordan Turnbull 185 72
11 RB Steven Lawless 170 60
15 CD Daniel Devine 183 70
16 LM Paul McGinn 175 68
19 CM Ryan Edwards 170 73
24 CM Andrew McCarthy - -
7 RM Blair Spittal 183 65
13 CM Adam Barton 180 77
39 CF Miles Storey 180 70