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Do Bookies Have It Right Over League Winners And Top Scorer?

The opening match of the Scottish Premiership season is now less that 48 hours away, as Sevco kick off the domestic campaign at 12pm away to Livingston on Saturday, with Champions Celtic raising the 21/22 winner’s flag at 16:30pm at Celtic Park on Sunday.

Of course, Sevco fans all believe they will romp the league easy this season, just like they all said they would last season, and we all know what happened there!

Celtic fans are also confident of retaining the league title as expected, but who do the bookmakers believe will come out on top?

Betting site Oddschecker have Celtic as favourites, with the best odds available at 4/6, with Sevco of course second favourites, with the best odds on them being 13/10.

I would say those odds are fair, and as everyone knows, the bookies aren’t often wrong!

In saying that, they had Celtic priced at over 4/1 to win the league after the opening day defeat to Hearts last season, so they definitely aren’t immune to making severe errors in judgement!

But I think if you try to see things from a neutral point of view, you would probably have to acknowledge that is is right that Celtic are favourites with Sevco a close second, considering how tight the title race was for most of last season.

Another interesting market is the Scottish Premiership top goal scorer, which has two Celtic players first and seconds favourite before finally a Sevco player as third favourite.

Kyogo is the clear favourite at 7/2 to top the goal scoring charts, Giakoumakis is 5/1, with Morelos just slightly behind him at 11/2.

Again, from a neutral point of view, you just have to look at last season, where Giakoumakis finished joint top goal scorer with Ross County’s Regan Charles-Cook on 13 goals each, with Kyogo only one goal behind them on 12, with Morelos trailing in third place on 11 goals.

Charles-Cook has joined Belgium side Eupen on a free transfer, and Morelos is still to sign a new contract and will miss the start of the season through injury, so again it is definitely fair to say that the two Celtic bhoys are ahead of any Sevco player, with Giakoumakis at 5/1 fantastic odds.

And if you are ultra confident, Celtic are 25/1 to finish the league campaign undefeated, with Sevco at 33/1 for the same bet.

I’m sure Hugh Keevins will fancy sticking a pound on the latter, giving last season’s prediction!

Take a look at the odds below.

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  1. Jamie1888f Ferguson

    Would have Jota ahead of el donkey in the scoring charts and we Spew couldn’t tell what day of the week it was as like most of the Scottish sports pundits everything is sevco winning everything with them even the euro vision song contest.

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