Celtic v Inter Europa League Prediction 19th February 201518th February 2015 / lee
Celtic v Inter Europa League, 19th February
Though looking tie for the Bhoys as they take on Serie A outfit Inter. Celtic have to ride their current form, especially at home to have a crack at the Nerazzurri on Thursday night, can they make the most of that to get a first leg lead? That will be important as Celtic aren’t always the best European travellers to back.
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Celtic v Inter Betting Tips
The Bhoys have met Inter three times before in their history and their biggest encounter with them came in the 1967 European Champions Clubs’ Cup final, which the Scots won 2-1. They then met Inter again in the 1972 edition of the tournament and after two 0-0 draws, Celtic lost out 5-4 in a penalty shoot out in the semi final stage. Celtic do have a long history of matches against Italian opposition, but have only taken a W5 D7 L11 record from their 23 previous encounters with Italian Clubs. Celtic have not won any of their last seven matches against Italian opponents (D2 L5) and they go as underdogs for Thursday’s night’s clash in Glasgow.
Making that reading a little bit worse, they have lost their last four games against Italian opposition, failing to find the net in any of them. Celtic have won their last six matches played in all competitions, so do have some decent form in the bag at the moment. However, they did fail to take a win in any of their last three group stage matches (D1 L2) in the Europa League, and shipped a whopping eight goals in the process. The last time that they reached this stage of the tournament (back in the 2003/04) they did progress, eventually getting knocked out in the quarter finals.
Inter managed to go unbeaten through their group stage campaign, taking a W3 D3 record and they only conceded two goals in their six matches played. They have never won in Glasgow over 90 minutes (D2 L2), and they last faced Scottish opposition in the 2005/06 Champions League, winning and drawing against Rangers. Even though their Serie A campaign hasn’t caught fire, leaving them around mid table at the moment, they are in good away form in Europe, unbeaten in four on the road (W2 D2).
Who will win – Celtic v Inter Predictions
Doesn’t have the look of being a thriller. Celtic don’t face quality sides often enough and that may hurt them here. Inter are solid if nothing else and given their form on the road this season, should be good enough to quiet Parkhead and come away with a draw. Expect a low scoring game, and wouldn’t be too afraid to back a draw in the game.
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