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Scottish Premiership Preview – Bhoys back at crime scene

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Celtic have made little secret ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Inverness that they are aiming to set the record straight against their Highland hosts.

It seems a long time ago now but, back in September, Alan Fisher headed a late leveller to ensure Caley Thistle secured a 2-2 draw with the Glasgow side. They became the first and, to date, only side to take league points from Celtic under Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops’ record now stands at 25 wins from 26 games in the Scottish Premiership and they are 20/83 to add another three-point haul when they face Inverness.

Could history repeat itself? The 2-2 draw is priced at 23/1 for this latest clash between the sides who are separated by 54 points.

Inverness have something to build on after Richie Foran’s men earned their first league win since October last Friday when they beat Rangers 2-1, just their fourth win in 26 outings. It was enough to lift Caley off the foot of the table.

The difference between facing Rangers or Celtic right now is a big one. Rodgers’ side are playing with confidence and forward Moussa Dembele is in the midst of a hot streak, with nine goals in four games which includes a stunner against Hamilton.

The stats suggest Celtic aren’t likely to slip a second time at Inverness and backing the Hoops -1 at 20/29 should prove profitable.

On Tuesday evening, Aberdeen are fancied at 20/39 to extend their recent good form at Hamilton’s expense. Derek McInnes’ side have won eight of their last nine in the league, a sole blip coming in the 1-0 reverse at Celtic Park.

Accies slipped to bottom of the table following their weekend loss at Celtic Park. Victory for Aberdeen would move them a dozen points clear of third-placed Rangers and underline their position as the second best team in the league.

For Rangers, losing at Inverness was another bitter blow. Graeme Murty is finding life difficult as interim boss and his players are failing on the field.

Just one win has come Rangers’ way in seven league games since Christmas and they make little appeal at odds-on to beat St Johnstone at Ibrox on Wednesday evening.

The Perth side arguably look overpriced at 9/2 given that victory would see them move to within three points of their hosts in the league table.

Four straight losses with 17 goals conceded was enough for Motherwell to sack manager Mark McGhee on Tuesday morning and they head to Rugby Park on Wednesday to tackle Kilmarnock.

Killie have had their own upheaval but interim boss Lee McCulloch gained a first away win since October when they beat St Johnstone on Saturday.

The Ayrshire outfit have lost just one of six in the league lately and, with confidence low in the Motherwell camp, Kilmarnock are tipped at 23/20 to collect three points from this game.

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