Football Tips: Sunday’s top picks for Celtic, Rangers, Barcelona & Dortmund TV tussles

Our tipster James Walters has found some selections for Sunday's action on the tellybox.

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1:30pm: Motherwell v Celtic

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Celtic travel to Motherwell on Sunday with Ange Postecoglou’s side looking to extend their one-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership after beating Rangers in the Old Firm on Wednesday. They face fourth-placed Motherwell, who have won four of their last five games at home.

Celtic are flying at the moment and they’ve won eight of their last nine away league games. Expect Celtic to get the job done but it won’t be easy. Celtic to win and Both Teams to Score is the smart selection.

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2:30pm: Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen

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Borussia Dortmund head into their clash against Bayer Leverkusen knowing a win will keep Bayern Munich within sight in the Bundesliga title race. However, they will likely be without star striker Erling Haaland, who is sidelined with a groin injury.

Over 2.5 Goals has landed in all but one of Dortmund’s home games in the league this season and Bayer Leverkusen have scored in nine of their 10 away fixtures.

We’re on the hunt for goals in this one so Borussia Dortmund to Win and Over 2.5 Goals is a shrewd move.

3:15pm: Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid sees fifth travel to fourth in La Liga, with just one point separating the sides. Xavi’s men are unbeaten in their last six, while Atletico have won just twice over the same amount of games.

Both sides have a game in hand on their top four rivals, who all trail Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. Despite form suggesting a Barcelona win, we’re backing The Draw. Barcelona aren’t brilliant and Atletico are always hard to beat under Diego Simeone. A stalemate at the Nou Camp is likely.

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4pm: Rangers v Hearts

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Rangers are hoping to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat in the Old Firm against Celtic this week. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men are unbeaten at home all season and they last dropped points in October.

Hearts, meanwhile, are third in the Scottish Premiership and they can close the gap to Rangers in second to 10 points with an away win.

Rangers will be desperate to get back to winning ways and get a reaction to their midweek mauling, as well as stop Celtic from extending their lead at the top of the table. Rangers to Win and Over 2.5 Goals makes sense.

6:30pm: Bournemouth v Boreham Wood

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We’ve already seen an upset in the FA Cup this weekend with Middlesbrough dumping out Manchester United and Conference Premier side Boreham Wood will be hoping to shock Bournemouth of the Championship at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth have looked good this season, with Scott Parker’s men third in the Championship behind Fulham and Blackburn. Boreham Wood, meanwhile, are fifth in the Conference Premier. However, they are just two points off the top of the table and have two games in hand.

The Cherries should have more than enough to get the better of Boreham Wood, even if Parker puts out a weakened side. With Dominic Solanke likely to be rested, January transfer signing Kieffer Moore could lead the line. The former Cardiff hitman will be keen to hit the ground running at Bournemouth so we’re on Kieffer Moore to Score and Bournemouth to Win.

Sunday football tips

1:30pm: Motherwell v Celtic – Celtic to Win & BTTS
2:30pm: Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen – Dortmund to Win & Over 2.5 Goals
3:15pm: Barcelona v Atletico Madrid – The Draw
4pm: Rangers v Hearts – Rangers & Over 2.5 Goals
6:30pm: Bournemouth v Boreham Wood – Kieffer Moore to Ccore & Bournemouth to Win

* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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