When Brendan Rodgers left Celtic to take over the reigns at Leicester, few were surprised. The lure of the Premier League knows no bounds – money, fame, success, and a chance to put right what he didn’t quite achieve at Liverpool – success. However, there were a few in Scotland whose eyebrows the move did raise, none more so than the Celtic fans. After all, Rodgers was on for the treble-treble and was just a couple of titles from reaching the holy grail – 10 in a row.
The Bhoys go into the 2020/21 season with a swagger about them – the chance to make history. And they’ve been well backed by punters too – most firms have them at a general priced 8/15 for title success, with their main rivals in the market, Rangers at 6/4. Looking at the betting statistics, there are a number of bonus codes 2020 for bet365 that seem to have been well used, but interestingly, there are reports that 44% of all bets on the outright title have been placed on Rangers, with just 40% on Celtic – the others making up the remaining 16%.
But just why are Rangers so well supported in the market? The signing of former Leeds goal machine, Kemar Roofe could be ley to their success. A general priced 6/1 second favourite to be the league’s top goalscorer, punters really feel that he is the man to fire the Gers to success in their quest to unravel Celtic’s 10 in a row bid. Odsonne Edouard may have something about that though – the striker was in scintillating form last year, and he’s currently a general priced 11/8 in the betting markets to top the goalscoring charts.
It isn’t just the acquisition of Roofe that could hinder Celtic’s chances, but it’s the abundance of talent that Rangers have in the final third that enhances their chances of league success. Alfredo Morelos, as fiery as he is, is a goal machine. If Rangers can keep him, his 10/1 price to be top goalscorer looks incredible value, as does the experienced head of Jermaine Defoe weighing in at a general priced 25/1.
The SPL is full of goals, which is why it’s such a joy to watch. And after all, goals win games, and games win league titles. If you’re thinking that Celtic are a shoo-in to claim success and the holy grail, then you need to think again. The forward line of Rangers has staggering ability and goals aplenty – prepare for a season laced with twists and turns.