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Albion can keep it tight in tussle with Champions

Brendan Rodgers is set to choose a strong side
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William Hill Scottish Cup
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Albion Rovers haven’t beaten Celtic for 83 years and they are unlikely to do so in this William Hill Scottish Cup tie, but they are worth a go on the handicaps.

The Coatbridge side are 33-1 to defeat the only unbeaten team in Scotland – champions-elect Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers has insisted he will be playing a strong side, but Rovers are absolutely no mugs.

They are mid-table in Ladbrokes League One, are well-organised by management duo Darren Young and Billy Stark and rarely get thumped.

They also love the neutral venue for this game – they are unbeaten on their last eight visits to neighbours’ Airdrie’s plastic surface at the Excelsior Stadium and can keep the respectable.

Recommendation
Albion Rovers +3 goals on handicap
1pt 23-20 Coral


Team news 
Albion
Rovers have a full squad with Kevin McCann and Ross Stewart shaking off knocks.

Celtic
The Bhoys could give a debut to new signing Kouassi Eboue and Kieran Tierney returns after injury. Erik Sviatchenko is suspended.

Key stat
Celtic have won their last 18 domestic games in Scotland

 

They are unbeaten on their last eight visits to neighbours' Airdrie's plastic surface at the Excelsior Stadium and can keep the score respectable
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