SlipsTips casts his eye over the Bet Builder market ahead of Celtic and Real Madrid's Champions League showdown at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.
Celtic vs Real Madrid (Tuesday, 20:00)
Celtic will mark their return to the Champions League group stages with a mouthwatering home game against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
After wrestling the Scottish Premiership title back from Rangers last season, the Bhoys stamped their ticket back to Europe’s top table for the first time in five years in the process.
As for Real Madrid, they will begin the defence of their Champions League crown in Glasgow's east end after conquering the continent for a record-breaking 14th time last season.
While Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded side are widely available short-priced 4/7 favourites, Celtic’s recent red-hot form suggests they're more than capable of keeping this clash competitive.
Ange Postecoglou's attack-minded side, who will be riding the crest of a wave after romping to a 4-0 win over arch-rivals Rangers on Saturday, have been scoring goals for fun in the early weeks of the season, smashing in 29 goals across their opening seven games of the season.
While Real Madrid’s visit will undoubtedly represent a huge step up in class, the reigning kings of Europe have found clean sheets hard to come by during the early weeks of the season, leaking at least one goal in each of their four La Liga outings thus far.
As such, I’m going to back the free-scoring Hoops to hit the back of the net on Tuesday night, but to bring the Bet Builder up to 21/20 (Bet 365), I’ll also go with over two Celtic corners.
Celtic's high-intensity and fast-paced style of play saw them average an eye-watering 9.42 corners per-game in the Scottish Premiership last season, not to mention the above-mentioned Bet Builder has banked in each of the Bhoys seven outings this season so far.
With all this in mind, as well as the fact that a fervent Parkhead faithful will be roaring on the home team, the aforementioned 21/20 (Bet 365) play makes plenty of appeal.
- Over 0 Celtic Goals
- Over 2 Celtic Corners
- Bet Builder – 21/20 (Bet 365)