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Celtic v Alashkert Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th July 2018

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As excepted Celtic opened up a comfortable lead from the first leg of this first qualifying round tie against Alashkert. So pretty much the tie is already settled with the action from the second leg to come from Parkhead. We are likely looking at more of the same for our Celtic v Alashkert bettings tips on Wednesday night. Namely a comfortable Celtic win.

Celtic v Alashkert Betting Odds*

Celtic 1/16
Draw 12/1
Alashkert 20/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 6:54 p.m.)

Celtic News and Form

The Scottish Champions are well in control of this tie then after a commanding 3-0 win out in Armenia last week. The real damage was done in the second half of the match and it was, by and large, a matter of patience from Celtic. It wasn’t a game where Celtic had total control because they did have a bit of test in some pretty severe head. The Bhoys went with two men up front with Moussa Dembele and Edouard paired up and the latter, after signing a permanent deal in the summer opened the scoring just before the break. Celtic to win to nil is at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 6:54 p.m.) for the second leg of this contest as well.

Even though Celtic got a couple more goals late on, they really didn’t press home their advantage in the second half of the match. They still looked rusty so that is all understandable. There was some sloppy stuff and not a high degree of intensity, but at the end of the day, that’s a solid 90 minutes test under their belt. The challenge of the Armenians should fade away the long this tie ticks over without them having gotten back into it. In the bet365 correct score market a Celtic 3-0 is not an unreasonable 5/1 poke* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 6:54 p.m.) for this second leg.

Alashkert News and Form

So Alashkert missed their big opportunity on home soil and there is something more than a mountain for the Yellows to climb now this week. They do have some previous experience in the Champions League qualifiers. They had made it past the first rounds in their previous two Champions League qualification campaigns but never got past the second qualifying round. This season isn’t likely to see them get ahead to even the second round. They did beat St Johnstone in the first qualifying round of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League on away goals. That is their only previous experience against Scottish sides before this clash with Celtic. They did have a couple of chances in that first leg but we don’t see them working their way back into this tie and therefore both teams NOT to score is a decent Celtic v Alashkert betting tip at 4/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from July 15th, 2018 at 6:54 p.m.).

Celtic v Alashkert Head to Head

The first leg was the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. The winners of this tie will go and face Valur Reykjavík or Rosenborg in the second qualifying round. The loser will drop to the Europa League qualifiers and meet either Astana or Sutjeska in the second qualifying round there.

Who will win – Celtic v Alashkert Predictions

Simple enough and straightforward enough to go and back Celtic to win to nil in this second leg. Alashkert missed the boat in that first leg on home soil and Celtic will only be better for that workout in 30-degree heat in Yerevan.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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