Kilmarnock - Celtic
Scotland Premiership - Rugby Park
Kyogo Furuhashi to score anytime
Celtic to win and over 2.5 goals
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Celtic are looking to keep up their unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership with the final game of the weekend seeing the Hoops take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park just over two months since the two met at Celtic Park.
Kilmarnock vs Celtic prediction – Betting tips & odds
Tip – Celtic to Win & Over 2.5 Goals
- Celtic defeated Kilmarnock 3-1 back in October.
- The Hoops have now scored 41 league goals in just 16 games and not yet tasted defeat in the league.
Another reason that we have backed Celtic to win and over 2.5 goals in our Kilmarnock vs Celtic betting tips is because of how Celtic have seen only three of their league games see under 2.5 goals so far, while Kilmarnock have let in 16 and scored 16.
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- HOME: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%
- DRAW: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%
- AWAY: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.8%
Unsurprisingly, once again, Celtic are the clear favourites to win this game with a 77.8% implied win probability, and it's hard to argue with the bookmakers on this selection. For more football betting tips on this game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market, where we have backed Kyogo Furuhashi to score at 11/10 (2.1), which gives an implied probability of 47.6% – Furuhashi was the top scorer in the league with 27 last season and he has scored eight goals this campaign.
Kilmarnock vs Celtic prediction – Other tips
Correct Score: 1-3
- Cetlic defeated Kilmarnock 3-1 at Celtic Park earlier this season and have won by this scoreline on three other occasions this season.
- With 43 goals scored and an unbeaten league campaign so far, it's tough to see how Kilmarnock beat Celtic.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Kilmarnock won 1-0 way to Aberdeen last time out and have scored at least one goal in all but two games since the loss to Celtic.
- Kilmarnock scored one goal in that 3-1 loss to Celtic.
Kilmarnock vs Celtic lineups
Kyle Magennis is out with a hamstring for Kilmarnock and continues to be missed. Brad Lyons returned last time out against Aberdeen, however, and he will feature here once more, while Corrie Ndaba is also set to feature once more after an injury-hit season. Kilmarnock are yet to have a suspension this season too and they did not get a single booking in the recent clash with Aberdeen.
Predicted Lineup: Dennis (GK), Findlay, Deas, Mayo, Ndaba, Lyons, Donnelly, Watson, Armstrong, Vassell, Watkins
Daizen Maeda is still out injured for Celtic but he is expected back in the squad before Christmas. Reo Hatate also continues to struggle with his hamstring issues and will come back at a similar time to Maeda. Liel Abada will be out for a little longer, however, with his thigh issues keeping him out until early 2024. James McCarthy is also out for this match with a hamstring injury.
Predicted Lineup: Hart (GK), Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor, O'Riley, Iwata, McGregor, Johnston, Furuhashi, Palma
*Lineups are usually announced 60 minutes before kick-off
Player to watch – Kyogo Furuhashi
Furuhashi has scored eight times and registered three assists this season and is once again the top scorer for Celtic in 2023/24. He netted twice against Kilmarnock last season and bagged 27 on his way to winning the top scorer award last campaign.