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10/02/2018 Kick Off:  12:15 pm Celtic Park V Predicted Score:3 - 0

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Musonda to get his first goal for the club, anytime during the 90 at 9/1. The sparkling talent needed the short term move and will be desperate to show Antonio Conte what he can do at a time where parent club Chelsea are struggling for goals and creativity. The 21-year-old should thrive under the tutelage of Rodgers who is an advocate of fast, free-flowing football.

2 We fancy:

Celtic to score in both-halves at 11/1. The Bhoys will not misunderestimate the opposition but will have too much for their fellow Glaswegians.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Thistle to win 3-1 is a staggering 90/1.

Team News

Celtic's Last Six:

Celtic’s last six: Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

Brendan Rodgers was critical of his men after the surprising defeat away at Kilmarnock last weekend. The loss was only the Hoops’ second all campaign and was compounded by the enforced first-half substitutions of defenders Dedryck Boyata and Kris Ajer. The pair are doubts for the cup showdown and may even struggle to regain fitness in time for the Europa League Round of 32 clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Further forward, January loan signing Charly Musonda is poised for his first start and young striker Odsonne Edouard is also expected to return to the line-up.

Partick Thistle, Football
Partick Thistle's Last Six:

Partick Thistle’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3

Thistle have improved in recent weeks and should draw inspiration from Killie’s win against the most dominant side in the country. Nevertheless, survival remains the number one objective for Alan Archibald and the Scot is likely to field a weakened side as a result.

First choice duo Sammon and Blair Spittal could sit out with Kris Doolan and Steven Lawless deputising in their places.

Celtic vs Partick Thistle Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will expect his side to see of Partick Thistle in this Glasgow derby

Having achieved the domestic treble in his debut season at the club, Rodgers will want to repeat this feat second time around. Safe passage for the next phase will be the perfect preparation for the tough European tie the club have to navigate later on this month and the Ulsterman needs his squad firing on all cylinders.

Celtic are predictably the overwhelming favourites at 2/9 and are expected to bounce back from their unexpected setback at Rugby Park in dominant fashion. Don’t be surprised if Thistle are on the receiving end of a backlash and the hosts advance in dominant fashion.

The Jags are priced at 14/1 and while they did give a good account of themselves in the contest at Firhill Stadium, it would be an enormous upset for Celtic to lose consecutive matches. Despite this, they do have a glimmer of hope. Form, as well as league position notoriously goes out of the window on cup weekend and there is the added incentive for fringe players to stake a claim for a regular spot in the side.

A draw and a subsequent replay is 15/4 and would benefit neither outfit. Celtic have aspirations of a last 16 place in Europe’s second competition and Thistle, while improved, are not yet certain of a spot in the Premier League next year. A stalemate is extremely unlikely.

Sinclair is 3/1 to notch the game’s first goal and get Celtic on their way to the next round. The former Chelsea starlet has 18 strikes to his name this campaign and is a level above most in the division.

Doolan is 19/1 to open the scoring and give Rodgers’ men an early scare. The striker has spent a decade at Thistle, hitting the net over a 100 times and will give everything to the cause.

Predicted Score: Celtic 3 - 0 Partick Thistle

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Written by Nick Valerio

Nick Valerio is a football fanatic whose writing has appeared online and in print. A Manchester United and Roma fan, Nick names Francesco Totti as his idol and Fabio Grosso’s World Cup-winning penalty in 2006 as his favourite moment in sport.