Celtic vs Airdrie Match Info
Date: Saturday January 19 2019
Kick-off time: 5.15pm
Venue: Celtic Park
Referee: Andrew Dallas
Celtic vs Airdrie Head-To-Head Record
No matches since Airdrie were re-formed as a new club in 2002
Celtic vs Airdrie Stats
- Celtic are aiming for a 39th Scottish Cup triumph, which would put them six clear of Rangers
- Celtic’s last home defeat in the Scottish Cup came in February 2014, 2-1 against Aberdeen
- Celtic have scored three or more goals in all of their last five domestic home matches
Celtic vs Airdrie Match Preview
Celtic take the next step on the road to what they hope will be a historic ‘treble Treble’ when they get their Scottish Cup campaign under way against third-tier club Airdrie.
The triple clean sweep has yet to be achieved in any major footballing nation – although Paris Saint-Germain have just done it three times in four years – but Celtic are seven-ninths of the way to winning everything in 2017, 2018 and 2019 after bagging the League Cup once more.
The Hoops are top of the Scottish Premiership table with a game in hand and now just 11/8 with bookmaker betway for another treble – and you can have 125/1 if you think they will win the Europa League as well!
Brendan Rodgers’ side are not expected to have any problems against Airdrie, who are a new club as opposed to the previous version that were beaten finalists in the Scottish Cup twice in the 1990s.
The new incarnation is officially called Airdrieonians – though usually abbreviated – and after being formed in 2002 to quickly replace the original Airdrie FC which went bust, they were initially denied a place in the League and so bought out financially-ailing Clydebank who therefore became extinct.
Although in mid-table of their division, Airdrie are in good form having collected 10 league points from the last 12 available.
But this is a hugely difficult task for the Diamonds, who are managed by former Rangers player Ian Murray, and Celtic are expected to show them no mercy.
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