Celtic vs Kilmarnock – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 3, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Celtic come up against visiting side Kilmarnock on Saturday at Celtic Park in a Scottish Premiership fixture. Sitting top of the table, Celtic have claimed 55 points after 20 rounds, while Kilmarnock have amassed 20 points and presently rank as number 9 in the Premiership.

Celtic vs Kilmarnock Stats

  • Celtic have scored in 31 of the last 33 home matches
  • Celtic have scored in the last 16 matches in a row
  • In 14 of the last 16 Celtic matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In the last 7 home matches in a row Celtic played, both teams scored
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Celtic played, both teams scored
  • Kilmarnock have not won 10 of the last 11 away matches
  • Kilmarnock have lost 6 of the last 8 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Kilmarnock played, both teams scored
  • In the last 3 Kilmarnock away matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 Kilmarnock matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Celtic vs Kilmarnock Lineups

Celtic vs Kilmarnock Preview

League leaders Celtic collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 4-1 and 0-4 winners against St. Johnstone and Hibernian, respectively. Against Rangers, they had to settle for a draw after a 2-2 draw. Celtic swept all opposition aside in the six most recent Premiership matches at their home ground. They won all six, adding 18 points to their account, whilst scoring 20 and conceding seven goals. Celtic are among the three top-scoring teams at home so far this Premiership campaign, banging in 28 goals to seven against.

Kilmarnock are unbeaten in their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw against Motherwell. Then, they took out Aberdeen 2-1, followed by a 0-0 draw with St. Mirren. In their last six Premiership away matches, Kilmarnock failed to win even once. Instead, they’ve drawn two and lost four, scoring four while also conceding 14 times.

Celtic vs Kilmarnock H2H

Celtic not only managed to beat Kilmarnock in their last three meetings in the Premiership. They also kept a clean sheet on the way, winning 5-0, 4-0 and 2-0. Celtic go into the game this coming Saturday at the best betting odds of 1.06 for a fourth win on the trot. The home side were in awesome shape, the last time they played Kilmarnock, as the latter got taught a lesson in a 5-0 win for a high-flying Celtic team. The bookies have Celtic to win this match at best price odds of 1.06.

Current Premiership Standings

Full Time Betting

Celtic claimed six wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings. Kilmarnock won one of their last 10 games away, drew two and lost seven. Both teams have been poor at keeping their opponents from scoring in recent matches. While Celtic managed to keep a clean sheet in zero of the games at Celtic Park, Kilmarnock kept their hosts from scoring in two of their last 10 away games.

Both Teams to Score

Celtic won the last two meetings against Kilmarnock by a comfortable margin. A 5-0 win was the follow-up to a 4-0 win in two entertaining encounters. Both teams found the back of the net five times in the past ten matches between home side Celtic and Kilmarnock. Best-priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 2.38.

Over/Under Tips

Over 2.5 goals happened six times in the past ten encounters between Celtic and Kilmarnock, with Celtic scoring 2.8 goals on average per game. Kilmarnock averaged 0.5 goals, while both teams scored five times. Over 2.5 goals came out nine times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Celtic, who scored an average of 2.3 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Kilmarnock’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.

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