Will Celtic to win SPL be the shortest ante post price in history

When we heard about the decision to exclude Rangers from the SPL, we were not surprised to see that bookies had cut Celtic to possibly one of the shortest ante post prices in football league history.

Celtic were cut to 1/33 on the news, and at time of going to press, Paddy Power were seen offering just 1/50 for Celtic to win the SPL. Some may say this is an easy 2% return. Most Arbers would laugh at this, seeing this is a season match bet.

So where is the contest for the SPL?

It is quite obvious the main betting will circulate around the team that could trouser 2nd place. With the limited amount of teams, loyalists to Hearts, Dundee United and so forth will consider their teams to trouser second spot. Remember, anyone not convinced Celtic will win it, can back the field at 10/1 Paddy Power.

Latest odds for the opening day of the season:
Latest odds for the opening day of the season:

04-Aug-12

Celtic (1/5) v (5) Aberdeen (12)
Dundee Utd (4/6) v (14/5) Hibernian (19/5)
Hearts (5/6) v (13/5) St Johnstone (3)
Ross County (13/8) v (12/5) Motherwell (6/4)
St Mirren (11/10) v (9/4) Inverness (12/5)

 

It will be difficult to call games at this moment, but anyone wanting to consider challenging for the title will have to up the pressure from day one.