Celtic vs Partick Thistle Match Info
Date: Wednesday September 25 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Celtic Park
Referee: Steven McLean
Celtic vs Partick Thistle Head-to-Head Record
Last 5 matches
August 18 2018 (League Cup): Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic
February 10 2018 (Scottish Cup): Celtic 3-2 Partick Thistle
January 23 2018: Partick Thistle 1-2 Celtic
December 20 2017: Celtic 2-0 Partick Thistle
August 11 2017: Partick Thistle 0-1 Celtic
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 233
Celtic wins: 159
Partick wins: 33
Celtic vs Partick Thistle Stats
- This is the 26th League Cup match between these clubs with Celtic having won 16 and Partick five with four draws
- Partick’s most recent victory over Celtic in this competition was in the 1971-72 final
- Celtic are unbeaten in their last 31 matches against Partick
Celtic vs Partick Thistle Match Preview
Ian McCall’s return to Partick Thistle for a second spell as manager could not get off to a more difficult start – with a League Cup quarter-final against the club who have lost only once in this competition since 2013.
McCall, 54, was in charge of Partick from 2007-11 and after a lengthy spell out of the game, he has just spent a largely successful four years at the helm of Ayr United who are going very well this season – hence why he has been lured back to Firhill to replace Gary Caldwell.
The main aim for McCall will be to lift Thistle off the bottom of the Championship table and as high as he can, but firstly he has what is essentially a ‘free hit’ in this cup tie against treble Treble winners Celtic.
Since losing to Greenock Morton six years ago, Scotland’s dominant club of recent times have been beaten only once more in the League Cup as they have lifted the trophy in four of the last five campaigns.
With the champions constantly playing two matches a week at present as they are in the Europa League group stage, manager Neil Lennon is likely to rotate his squad here and give an opportunity to some fringe players.
Celtic should still be too strong whoever they send out though, with McCall having had only one full day to get his ideas across to the Partick players.
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Celtic vs Partick Thistle Betting Tips
Celtic to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 5/4 with Coral
Partick Thistle +3 on the handicap @ 21/20 with Coral