Football in Scotland has continued to improve in recent years, with solid youth programs in many of the top clubs. This is likely to see many youth players pushing through the ranks and making the break into first team sides and of course the Scottish Premiership.
This season certainly has been a strange one, as Celtic have again landed the title, meaning their 51st in total and it now puts them just three behind rivals Rangers on 54. This was something that proved very popular with punters, who used the bonus for bet365 to support them pre-season and throughout the current campaign, prior to its cancellation. It also meant that Neil Lennon’s side won the title for the ninth year in succession, as they continue their domination of the top flight of Scottish football.
However, the season was cut short, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This came about at the early period of 2020 and has meant that lockdowns have been enforced and sport has been halted. There have been many leagues that are now returning, but the Scottish Premiership alongside the French top flight have cancelled their seasons. This in comparison to the likes of the Premier league, La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga, which have already returned. The latter for example has been the first to return and it has proven a great success, with the others mentioned now set to follow suit in the near future.
At the time when the league was halted, Celtic had already built a lead of 13 points over Rangers, with the latter still holding a game in hand. That shows that it would have been a major shock, were Celtic not to go onto land the title this campaign, if it had gone ahead. Celtic therefore have finished with 80 points from a possible 90, winning 26 matches, drawing two and losing two from their 30 matches played. This also includes an incredible goal-difference of plus 70, as they averaged just under three goals per game scored. Celtic were the dominant force again this campaign, and will again be strong favourites to follow up next season and win a tenth in succession.
Manager Neil Lennon has also now stated that no one could have stopped Celtic from winning the title this season, following the announcement of the title. However, the stop in the season has received many negative views, with Rangers not happy about how the process has taken place. The result also means that Hearts have been relegated, but they are now threatening legal action on the matter. This is also something that has been taking place in France, with teams not happy about not being able to finish the campaign. It is a difficult period and the issues arising are likely to go on for a long period of time.