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Victory on Saturday will see Ange Postecoglou's Celtic complete the domestic treble
Victory on Saturday will see Ange Postecoglou's Celtic complete the domestic treble

Celtic have already collected the Scottish Premiership and League Cup titles and are the heavy odds-on favourites to complete an eighth domestic treble when they face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Saturday's Scottish FA Cup Final.

The pair meet at Hampden Park with Championship outfit Caley hoping to channel the spirit of their famous 3-1 cup win at Parkhead in 2000, a result that elicited the immortal headline "Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious".

Billy Dodds' side finished sixth in the Championship and Saturday's match will be their first outing since May 5, meaning they will either be fresh or undercooked.

After some mixed results, as Ange Postecoglou chose to rotate, Celtic concluded their Premiership campaign with last Saturday's 5-0 win over Aberdeen.

The Australian is the widely reported favourite to be the next Tottenham manager and another trophy would mark a fitting end to a glittering couple of seasons in Glasgow should he choose to move on.

Bet 1: Celtic to win by 3+ goals

Celtic edged past Rangers 1-0 in the semi-finals and were perhaps fortunate to come through what was a cagey contest against their Old Firm rivals.

Eliminating the holders, who derailed their treble hopes in this competition last season, will only have boosted their confidence and they have enjoyed a comfortable run through this competition.

They opened with a 5-0 win over Greenock Morton before beating St Mirren 5-1 and then Hearts 3-0.

With a division between these teams, there is an evident gulf in class, while history is on Celtic's side, having won the pair's last three meetings, albeit a few years ago, by three or more goals.

Caley are an organised unit and have beaten Livingston and Kilmarnock on their path to the final. However, the pressure could tell and Celtic should have no issues recording a decent victory.

Bet 2: Kyogo Furuhashi to score first

Key to Celtic's chances of enjoying a comfortable afternoon will be getting Kyogo Furuhashi in good areas.

The Japanese international topped the Scottish Premiership scoring charts with 27 goals and has also netted three times in this competition.

Furuhashi's trio of strikes in his team's successful League Cup run was highlighted by his brace in the final against Rangers and he clearly likes playing at Hampden, so backing him to score first again could prove fruitful.

Kyogo Furuhashi will be looking to add to the 33 goals he has scored for Celtic this season
Kyogo Furuhashi will be looking to add to the 33 goals he has scored for Celtic this season

Bet 3: Celtic to have over 10 corners

Despite their recent mixed run, Celtic have still enjoyed territory, recording 14 corners in the 2-2 draw against St Mirren and 10 in their 4-2 reverse at Hibernian.

They also had 10 last weekend against the Dons and it makes sense to anticipate them going beyond double figures on Saturday.

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