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Scottish Premiership League Title Odds

The 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season is underway, and the league is set to receive a little more focus than normal with many other leagues around Europe starting later than usual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As ever with the Premiership, focus is on the two-horse race for the title between Celtic and Rangers.

The dominant force in Scottish football has been Celtic for the past decade, they have won the last nine league titles and would make it 10 with a win here.

Many Irish betting sites fancy them to do that too, with new gambling sites pricing them up as strong odds on favourites to lift the title once again, ahead of Rangers.

Something else that all bookmakers agree on is the fact that this is a two-horse race. Away from the big two, everyone else in the division is priced up at 100/1 or bigger, showing the gap in quality between teams...
It all starts here!!

The new season 2020/21 begins one of the biggest season in both the clubs - and also the games history!! This could be the season where the best football team in the world begin their quest for TEN titles in a row. It is an achievement that has never happened before and one that the fans have been building towards for years.

The big team news was the omission of the new record signing for a goalkeeper in favour of the incumbent Scott Bain. New signing Barkas from AEK Athens would have to sit and watch from the stands for the opener.


Frimpong Jullien Ajer Taylor

Brown McGregor

Forrest Christie Ellyounoussi


The game got off to a busy start with a couple of early chances. Firstly Jullien from a corner followed by Ajer with a header which lacked a little direction and ended up over the bar.

Hamilton proved early that they were here for a game too and had a chance in seven minutes, as a loose pass from Jullien...
Tuesday 21st July 2020
Parc Des Princes. Paris.
Kick Off: 6pm U.K.

Friendly game.


SCORERS: Mbappe (1) Neymar (25) Herrera (48) Sarabia (66)

Team Lineup:

CELTIC: Bain, Jullien, Taylor, Bitton, Ajer, Christie, Ntcham, Edourd, Elyounoussi, Frimpong, McGregor,

PSG: Navas, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Silva, Bakker, Gueye, Paredes, Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar, Icardi.

The last time we made a visit to this address we crawled away licking our wounds after a 7-1 mauling by PSG on the 22nd November 2017. The Parisian team has only improved since then and it left plenty of raised eyebrows at the decision of Celtic’s hierarchy to revisit the scene of the crime. Paris Saint-Germain are bursting at the seams with boundless talent and so much that even their subs could walk into any team in the world. I think it was best summed up by the Hoops Gaffer Neil Lennon when he commented afterward, “Sometimes the players need to see the game at that level for what it is, and how far...

Veolia Trophy Tournament.

Groupama Stadium.

Thursday 16th July 2020

Kick off: 5.15pm U.K.

The SPFL Champions kicked off a triple header of French friendlies against OGC Nice at Lyon’s Veolia trophy tournament in the Groupama Stadium. Last season’s Ligue 1 5th place Nice would be a good test for the Hoops after 131 days of inactivity and have done well under the guidance of manager Patrick Vieira. Another famous name was included in the Nice lineup with French U19 Khépren Thuram whose father Lilian has won so many trophies including the World Cup and European Championship with France as well as playing for Juve and Barca among others.


Celtic and Nice chose to play two strong starting 11 of mostly first team players and both teams took the knee before kick off in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the black players raising the fist salute. It took only 4 minutes for the Bhoys to take the lead with top marksman Edourd...
Celtic 6-1 China

Scorers: Provan (16) McCluskey (21,82) MacLeod (70,73,87 Pen)

Xu Yonglai (69)

Friendly match

Wed 08/08/1979

Celtic Pk.

Kick Off 7.30pm

Attendance: 18,000

Programme Price: 15p


A game that tends to come up in conversation at times is the time the China National team came calling to Glasgow’s East End. In attendance were 18,000 Celtic fans and that was a respectable turnout given the unknown quality of a part time team made up mainly of students, one teacher in the group and the oldest player at a ripe old 26 years of age.

Blue ticks indicate starting 11.

But Why did the hoops play China? How did it come about? The answer can be traced back to 1978 when West Bromwich Albion went on a tour of China and played against the National team. Being courteous to their hosts they invited them to a return game in England at both their...