Celtic v AIK Prediction & Betting Tips, 22nd August 201919th August 2019 / lee
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Celtic had a disaster in the third qualifying round of the Champions League which means that they have dropped down to the Europa League. They now have to pick up the pieces and try and get themselves going to reach the group stage. It is AIK Solna from Sweden who they are up against in the playoffs. Read our Celtic v AIK betting tips for more.
Celtic v AIK Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)
Celtic News and Form
It was a massive collapse that Celtic had on home soil in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. They had played out a 1-1 first leg away draw against Romanian side Cluj. But then a wasteful night in front of goal and some hapless defending saw Celtic lose 3-4 in the home leg of the tie. So that put their Champions League ambitions on ice for another year. In their last four games across all competitions, Celtic are now just W1 D2 L1 (90 minutes) so there is a bit of pressure mounting there.
They really can’t afford not to get into the Europa League now. This is where they ended up last season as well after a failed Champions League qualification campaign. They beat FK Suduva 4-1 on aggregate in last season’s playoffs before managing to pull off a dramatic escape from their Europa League group stage. Celtic were sent packing in the round of 32 by Valencia. The Bhoys have been scoring well this season, can they make the most of home advantage?
Celtic v AIK Head to Head
This is the first meeting between the two teams
AIK News and Form
AIK are more than halfway through their domestic league season so they are coming in sharp. Like Celtic, they started this season in the Champions League qualifiers. They couldn’t make it past the second qualifying round there though, losing out in a thrilling tie against Maribor. So that sent them to the Europa League where they knocked down FC Sheriff in the third qualifying round.
So that has been their path in Europe this season. From their six European games played this season AIK Solna haven’t kept a clean sheet and all but one of them have gone over 2.5 goals, so this may be an entertaining fixture. They have lost two of their three away games, both defeats happening by a 2-1 scoreline.
Celtic v AIK Tips & Odds
Who will win – Celtic v AIK Predictions
Celtic were all at sea against Cluj which will cast doubts in the minds of punters. But there are much worse ties that the Bhoys could have gotten at this stage. They have been scoring well at home and will be kept to put in a positive shift. Celtic to win & both teams to score.
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