Weblog: The football punter
No trouble for Celtic
to complete a double
SATURDAY was all about Germany but (unless you are gripped by the final day in France, which is unlikely with Sir Becks not even able to bid au revoir in person) today is all about the Scottish Cup final.
The fixture is an anomaly in the Scottish calendar, being the only match played after September in which anything is actually at stake.
Celtic, crowned SPL champions back in those heady mid-August days, have been raised from their slumbers to take on this season's plucky we're-not-worthies Hibernian, who have been made to prepare for facing the Scottish deities by playing against bottom-half SPL teams for the last month or so.
That's like getting a horse ready for the Derby by running it in three sellers and a maiden auction stakes and I reckon they will surely find this step up in class too much even if striker Leigh Griffiths' injury scare proves to have been a false alarm.
Celtic by 3-0 and 4-0 are the correct-score options that take my eye, with the Bhoys having scored at least two goals in nine of their last 11 games against Hibs.