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Celtic to maintain goalscoring prowess in Cup final

| 25.05.2013

Celtic take on Hibernian in the Scottish Cup Final, looking to claim a second title in three years, and they are 2/5 to do just that against last season’s beaten finalists.

They’ve won nine of the last 12 against the Edinburgh side and won the Scottish Premier League by a comfortable 16-point margin.

The Bhoys have had no trouble finding the back of the net against Hibs in recent times too, scoring two or more in nine of their last 11 clashes.

Hibernian haven’t been shy in front of goal either in these meetings however, and have managed to score in three of their last seven against the League Champions.

In addition, Pat Fenlon’s side have been in fine goalscoring form lately, netting 13 in their last six as they finished the league season on a five-game unbeaten run.

But Celtic arrive off the back of two resounding 4-0 victories in the Scottish Premier League, and with that in mind it’s certainly worth looking at Celtic to win 3-1 at 10/1 or 4-1 at 18/1.

With those statistics to mull over, both teams to score at 10/11 is an appealing bet as well.

The two sides last met in early April, with Celtic running out 3-0 victors.

KrisCommonsscored the first two goals in that match, and also opened the scoring in Celtic’s last league game of the season, making a price of 6/1 to be first goalscorer rather appealing.

Those who fancy a surprise first player to open the scoring might want to look at Celtic’s Mikael Ludsig, who has scored in two his last three appearances against Hibernian.

The Swedish defender is 25/1 to score first in the final, just as he did in the league meeting between the sides in September.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.