Celtic crowned champions again as we pay out after just one game

After seeing Rangers and Aberdeen play out an uninspiring 1-1 draw, we’ve already had enough and we’ve paid out on Celtic winning the league again…

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We have paid out on Celtic as champions of Scotland, just one game into the 2018/19 campaign.

It comes after Rangers and Aberdeen, likely the two teams to get closest – or should that be close-ish? – to Celtic, drew on Sunday.

A last-minute equaliser denied Steven Gerrard a winning start to life in the Scottish Premiership, and already leaves his Gers side trailing Celtic in the table, with the reigning champions having dispatched of Livingston 3-1.

As a result, we’ve paid out on Brendan Rodgers’s side lifting the title for the eighth season in succession.

They are already 1/12 to win the league with Rangers (9/1) and Aberdeen (20/1) a considerable distance behind in the market.

Asked about the paying out spokesman Paddy Power said: “One game into the Scottish league season and Steven Gerrard has already slipped up.

“On the face of it, a draw with Aberdeen isn’t a bad result, and we’re sure Stevie G will emphasise the positives of that display, but we do also think the title race is done.

“It’s only one game into the season, but Celtic’s lead already looks unassailable.”

TO WIN THE SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP

1/12       Celtic
9/1         Rangers
20/1       Aberdeen

TO FINISH SECOND TO CELTIC

4/9         Rangers
4/1         Aberdeen
6/1         Hibs

* All of Paddy Power’s Scottish Premiership markets can be found online here.