Kilmarnock vs Celtic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kilmarnock vs Celtic Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Kilmarnock come on the back of a first defeat in eight games, as Steve Clarke’s men fell to a 3-1 loss against Aberdeen at the Pittodrie Stadium. Kris Boyd provided Kilmarnock with the lead, but the home team were able to come back in impressive fashion with goals from Adam Rooney, Scott McKenna, and Nial McGinn. Kilmarnock did not have any midweek action, while their opponents Celtic were involved in a 3-1 win over Hearts. Odsonne Edouard blitzed past a static Hearts defence to score the opener after just three minutes. Dedryck Boyata and Moussa Dembele scored further goals to put Celtic in a strong position. Kyle Lafferty capitalized on a defensive error to take away the clean sheet from Brendan Rodgers’ team.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Kilmarnock were able to take points off Celtic in the recent meeting back in October. Yet, Celtic come into this game with a strong surge of form while Kilmarnock have had extended days off due postponements of matches. Celtic have been able to win at half-time and full-time in five out of the recent seven SPL matches. Kilmarnock’s overall form has been excellent in the last couple of months, but I would choose a Celtic win at half-time and full-time.

Celtic failed to get Trevor Carson on the transfer deadline day. Celtic’s back four has not been the strongest in recent matches and have conceded some silly goals. Meanwhile, Kilmarnock have been able to score in each of the last nine games in all competitions. The form of Kris Boyd makes this game likely to witness goals at both ends.

Celtic win at half-time and full-time – 8/11

Both teams to score – 6/5

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

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

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Kilmarnock Form Guide

Kilmarnock Team Logo

Kilmarnock

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D A

27-02-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

03-03-2018

FA Cup

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-03-2018

Premiership

St.Johnstone Team Logo St.Johnstone

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-03-2018

FA Cup

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 3 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premiership

Partick Thistle Team Logo Partick Thistle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-04-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Celtic Form Guide

Celtic Team Logo

Celtic

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L A

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Zenit St. Petersburg Team Logo Zenit St. Petersburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-02-2018

Premiership

Aberdeen Team Logo Aberdeen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-03-2018

FA Cup

Greenock Morton Team Logo Greenock Morton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-03-2018

Premiership

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 2)

D A

18-03-2018

Premiership

Motherwell Team Logo Motherwell

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premiership

Ross County Team Logo Ross County

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

04-04-2018

Premiership

Dundee FC Team Logo Dundee FC

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-04-2018

Premiership

Hamilton Academical Team Logo Hamilton Academical

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

FA Cup

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Premiership

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Kilmarnock Preview

Kilmarnock have gone through an excellent run of late, and it is highly unlikely that the club will let the defeat against Aberdeen eliminate the confidence built up by this recent form. Steve Clarke may see his team outside the top six coming into this match, but Kilmarnock have at least three matches over clubs near them in the table. Kilmarnock’s recent form is happily demonstrated by the return of 12 goals – more than any other team, including Celtic – over the last six matches. Veteran Kris Boyd leads the scoring charts with 10 goals in 19 games.

Kilmarnock Team News

There are no injury or suspension worries for Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke ahead of this match.

Celtic Preview

Even though Celtic have been hit by some crucial injuries, manager Brendan Rodgers has been able to keep the results ticking along well. The efforts to sign Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson have come up short, and Rodgers will have to come up with a quick solution for the current goalkeeper crisis. The injury to Craig Gordon has left Celtic extremely vulnerable at the back but the team still has a comfortable 11-point advantage over Aberdeen and Rangers. The transfer window has been relatively successful for Celtic, as they managed to keep Mousa Dembele while also bringing in highly-rated Charly Musonda on loan from Chelsea. Scott Sinclair is still the club’s top scorer with eight league goals.

Celtic Team News

Stuart Armstrong (knee), Marvin Compper (calf), Leigh Griffiths (calf), Craig Gordon (knee), and Johnny Hayes (tibia fracture) are the players unavailable for Celtic.

Kilmarnock Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Kilmarnock vs Celtic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jamie MacDonald 186 71
12 RB Greg Taylor 173 62
5 CD Kirk Broadfoot 191 89
4 CD Gordon Greer 188 83
2 LB Stephen O'Donnell 183 74
11 RM Jordan Jones 174 61
24 CM Youssuf Mulumbu 177 65
8 CM Gary Dicker 183 76
7 LM Rory McKenzie 175 75
9 CF Kris Boyd 183 83
25 CF Eamonn Brophy 175 68
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Dorus De Vries 180 76
63 RB Kieran Tierney 178 70
4 CD Jack Hendry 175 68
20 CD Dedryck Boyata 188 84
35 LB Kristoffer Vassbakk Ajer 196 84
8 CM Scott Brown 175 72
88 CM Kouassi Eboue 185 70
21 CM Olivier Ntcham 180 80
67 RF Charly Musonda 173 66
49 LF James Forrest 175 65
10 CF Moussa Dembele 183 74