Go to the Well for value
Gareth Friel previews this weekend's action in the Scottish Premiership and expects Celtic to struggle.
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Exactly one year ago, Celtic had just drawn at home to Arbroath in the Scottish Cup and were preparing for their make-or-break Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow.
They went on to win that one to qualify for the last 16 of the competition, a run that masked their patchy domestic form.
By December 2012 Neil Lennon's men had already lost three times in the league and were to eventually struggle past Arbroath in their cup replay.
This season it's the opposite. Domestic form has almost been faultless while they already know they won't be playing in Europe beyond Christmas.
The champions are five points clear at the top of the Premiership and are yet to lose a game while they head into Friday's clash at Motherwell on the back of a stunning 7-0 win at Tynecastle against Hearts in the cup last Sunday.
Their hosts 'Well were dumped out of the cup last weekend by Third Division side Albion Rovers but are well-placed in third in the Premiership.
They do have a good home record in the league despite last week's humiliation, winning five of their seven games and have won the last two in Lanarkshire against Celtic.
One of those wins came when Celtic were on a seven-game unbeaten run last season when the odds were stacked against the Steelmen.
Celtic will surely have to lose sometime and 6/1 on a home win for a side well-tipped for second place has to be regarded as a bit big.
If you're after goals on Saturday then you probably won't be heading to Easter Road for Hibernian's clash with Partick Thistle - the two sides have produced 21 goals between them in 28 league matches so far.
Thistle started the season brightly but their cup defeat to Aberdeen last Sunday was their fifth loss in succession, extending a dismal run that has seen them win one of their last 11.
Terry Butcher has overseen a win and a draw in his first two matches in charge of Hibs. Encouragingly, they kept clean sheets in both of those games, against St Mirren and Ross County.
Butcher will need time to make his mark on the club but one of his first tasks will be to make Easter Road a fortress - as he did with the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness.
It may just be the 'dead cat bounce' of a new manager but it can last at least one game longer. I fancy Hibs to edge this and backing them to win to nil at 13/5 could be the way to go - Thistle have failed to score in defeat six times this season.