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STRANRAER AWAY HANDY FOR IRISH SUPPORTERS

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CELTIC were drawn to play Stranraer away in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup when the draw was made at Hampden this afternoon.
The match is scheduled to go ahead on the weekend of Saturday, January 9, 2016.
Confirmation of the date, kick-off time and ticket details to follow.
This is a perfect draw for the traveling Irish supporters who will just have to get off the ferry and they are there!
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Why Celtic can avoid defeat for the remainder of the Scottish Premiership season

Without a doubt, Celtic are Scotland’s greatest and most prestigious football club. The Bhoys are currently sitting at the top of the Scottish Premiership and are searching for a fifth straight domestic league title.

In recent years, supporters have grown accustomed to seeing Celtic win the Scottish title and are beginning to set other aims throughout the course of the campaign. This season, Ronny Deila’s men should be trying to avoid defeat in every single match – and here’s why they can achieve that goal if they perform at their best.

Simply put, Celtic are just too good for the rest of Scotland’s top flight. Although Aberdeen have tried desperately to bridge the gap, none of Celtic’s main ‘rivals’ have enough firepower to seriously test Deila’s men this season.

At the time of writing, Betway offer Celtic at 1/100 to go on to win the Scottish Premiership this campaign. They are just too strong for everybody else and will continue to dominate Scotland’s top flight for many years to come.

Celtic fell 2-1 to Aberdeen earlier this season but that fixture is their only genuinely difficult match of the campaign. Deila’s men must avoid complacency though, otherwise their phenomenal record will go. In the 2013-14 campaign, Celtic lost just one match all season – scoring 102 goals and conceding just 25. The Bhoys should take great confidence from that particular effort and should aim to emulate this performance in the current campaign.

Why can’t Celtic go unbeaten for the rest of the season? They’re certainly talented enough to cope with the fairly straightforward demands of the Scottish Premiership. If Delia’s men somehow manage to advance to the knockout stages of the Europa League, this will help to keep their top players sharp.

However, this could lead to a number of injuries from the additional fixtures over the course of the season. Without any distractions, Celtic would walk over the rest of Scotland’s top flight but football is a funny, old game sometimes and nothing is ever a certainty.

Many punters will fancy a punt on Celtic to go on and sweep up the domestic competitions this season, and who could blame them? They’re in good form and are by far the best team in the country. You can keep up with all of the latest Scottish Premiership news, odds and information via Betway’s website, while they also offer markets on various other leagues and sports too.

Can Celtic go unbeaten for the rest of the campaign? It’s not beyond the realms of possibility. Delia’s men have already played Aberdeen away from home and will fancy their chances against the rest of Scotland’s top flight. If Celtic perform admirably and consistently throughout the campaign, there’s absolutely no reason why the Bhoys can’t go unbeaten in the final half of the season.

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