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Celtic v Nomme Kalju Prediction & Betting Tips, 24th July 2019

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Celtic v Nomme Kalju UEFA Champions League Preview, 24th July 7.45pm

Celtic will be looking to make safe passage through to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. After seeing off the challenge of Sarajevo on the first round, next up for them is Estonia champions Kalju. While the tie winner will progress to the next round, the loser will be dropping to the Europa League. Read our Celtic v Nomme Kalju betting tips for more.

Celtic v Nomme Kalju Betting Odds*

Celtic 1/20
Draw 12/1
Nomme Kalju 25/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 21st, 2019 at 5.05 p.m.)


Celtic News and Form

There is overwhelming odds-on favouritism then on Celtic getting the win in this game. They kick off this tie on home soil and will be hoping to do enough at Celtic Park to take it easy in the second leg. Celtic banked a 5-2 aggregate win over Sarajevo in the last round. The one concern there for Neil Lennon’s men is the lack of clean sheets, although this may be an easier tie for them. Celtic had taken a 3-1 lead in the tie from the first leg away from home, before finishing the job back at home.

All five goals for Celtic in that tie against Sarajevo were scored by different players. At this stage of last season’s qualification campaign, Celtic beat Rosenborg 3-1 on aggregate. The Bhoys are W5 L3 in their last eight European games. They are W2 L3 in their last five European home fixtures. This should end up being a massively favourable draw for the Scottish champions.

Celtic v Nomme Kalju Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the two clubs

Nomme Kalju News and Form

Kalju pulled off an upset in the first qualifying round of this season’s Europa League. The Estonian champions were up against Macenodian champions Shkendija in that tie. Kalju won through on away goals after winning the second leg out on the road 1-0. Their new domestic league started in March so they are currently about half way through their season there. So they are match fit. On the domestic front, they are unbeaten in their last sixteen games.

But Kalju are well off the pace for a Meistriliiga title defence. They have had a lot of attempts in European qualifiers over the last decade or so. This is their second time in the Champions League qualifiers, their previous one in 2013/14 ending in the third qualifying round. They are now W2 D1 L3 in their last six European games. They have won two of their last eight away European games.

Celtic v Nomme Kalju Tips & Odds

Celtic 2-0 correct score at 7/1
Celtic to win by a 2 goals margin at 4/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 21st, 2019 at 5.05 pm)

Who will win – Celtic v Nomme Kalju Predictions

This should be routine enough for Celtic, especially at home. They surely have to make the most of this draw. Even though they didn’t get on in the first qualifying round, there’s probably enough here to back a Celtic to win to nil option.

23rd July 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Sarajevo v Celtic Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th July 2019

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Sarajevo v Celtic UEFA Champions League Preview, 9th July 6.45pm

Celtic will be making a tricky trip to the Balkans for the first leg of this Champions League tie against Sarajevo. This is action from the first qualifying round of the competition, so there is a long road ahead to reach the main competition. Read our Sarajevo v Celtic betting tips for more.

Sarajevo v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 8/13
Draw 3/1
FK Sarajevo 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 7th, 2019 at 3:49 a.m.)


Celtic News and Form

Scottish Champions Celtic get their first taste of competitive action for the summer. The club decided to keep on Neil Lennon last season after he came in late into the term, following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester. Lennon also guided them to the FA Cup title. Naturally, there is going to be a bit of rust in the ranks and this isn’t likely to be a full strength team sent out. This could be a tricky little first away leg though if they underestimate their opponents. It’s not often that a really easy way game in Europe will happen.

Sarajevo News and Form

Sarajevo are the national champions. They won the Bosnian league by five points last season. This isn’t their first taste of Champions League football. Prior to this season, their most recent appearance was in the 2015/16 second qualifying round where they lost 3-0 on aggregate to Lech Poznan. In the 2007/08 season, they did get through the first two qualifying round before losing to Dynamo Kyiv in the third. Sarajevo’s record in the Europan Cup/Champions League is W2 D2 L8 having scored 19 and conceded 19 goals. They have lost each of their last four games in the competition (all qualifiers).

Sarajevo v Celtic Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 3/1
Under 2.5 goals at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 7th, 2019 at 3:49 a.m.)

Who will win – Sarajevo v Celtic Predictions

This may just be a matter of getting a tidy job done by Celtic. There’s no need to go for broke of course with the second leg to come back on home soil. It could be a muted night out in Bosnia and it may just be worth a look at the draw.

8th July 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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AEK Athens v Celtic Prediction & Betting Tips – 14th August 2018

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AEK Athens v Celtic UEFA Champions League, 14th August 7.45pm

This tie is nicely poised now after a 1-1 draw between the two sides at Celtic Park a week ago. The Greeks have a slight advantage with the away goal in the bag and home soil for the second leg. It means that Celtic, who failed to take advantage of an extra man in the leg will definitely have to find the back of the net on Tuesday evening.

AEK Athens v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 8/15
AEK Athens 9/5
Draw 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.)

AEK Athens News and Form

So it was a pretty good job done by the Greeks in the first leg at Celtic Park. After having fallen behind in the game and having gone down to ten men in the second half, they held themselves together well to stick in this tie. They did a fantastic job in shutting down the high-paced game that Celtic were trying to throw at them and they were good value for their equaliser when it game which just raised their confidence through the roof. Home advantage back in the soaring temperatures of Athens could tip this tie in favour of AEK Athens. Either way, we are looking under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.).

AEK Athens got past this third qualifying stage of the UEFA Champions League last season and then beat Club Brugge in the playoff round. They then impressed by getting out of their group stage in the main draw of the Champions League with a W1 D5 record and they held out for 0-0 draws in their two games against AC Milan. That is nine draws in their last eleven games then for AEK Athens (W2) so they are on a nice unbeaten streak of form. They were very strong defensively in the first leg and the 0-0 draw, the minimum to get them through has to have some appeal for AEK Athens v Celtic betting tips* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.).

Celtic News and Form

So it was a home wobble from Celtic in the first leg and they just ran out of steam and creativity in the second half. They couldn’t find that spark to break through the defensive setup of their opponents who were a man down. So they have to hit the back of the net on Tuesday night which may not be easy under the stifling conditions out in Greece. Both teams not to score at bet365 is at 4/6 odds. To make things a little more uneasy, the reigning Scottish Premiership champions suffered a 1-0 defeat out at Hearts on the weekend which has sparked all sorts of talk about their fear-factor having gone.

Celtic took a 3-0 win at FC Alashkert in their first away game of the season in Europe, before playing out a 0-0 draw at Rosenborg in the last qualifying round. Both of those were after positive home results in the first legs though, so this is going to be a new and tougher test for them. They can’t afford to misfire. But they are five games unbeaten in Europe which counts for something but they are going to have to find a more clinical touch. The other concern about them will be the fact that they have managed just the one clean sheet in their last five games overall (conceding exactly one in each of those four matches during that sequence). Odsonne Edouard is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.) for the game.

AEK Athens v Celtic Head to Head

The first leg of this tie was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Who will win – AEK Athens v Celtic Predictions

AEK Athens are no mugs in Europe and they showed that last season. They are on a long unbeaten streak of form in European action at the moment and they know that a 0-0 suits them down to a tee. They will be strong defensively and an AEK Athens +0.5 Asian Handicap at 5/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 12th, 2018 at 8:26 p.m.) which means a half-win if they draw, a full payout for a win.

13th August 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Celtic v AEK Athens Prediction & Betting Tips – 8th August 2018

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Celtic v AEK Athens UEFA Champions League, 8th August 7.45pm

Celtic enter into UEFA Champions League Third Round qualifying action on Wednesday night as they will be looking to produce a solid home performance in the first leg of their tie against Greek side AEK Athens. It has been so far so solid from the Scottish Champions who started in the first qualifying round. The Greek Super League champions are entering at this stage.

Celtic v AEK Athens Betting Odds*

Celtic 4/5
Draw 23/10
AEK Athens 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.)

Celtic News and Form

Celtic have looked pretty tidy so far at the start of the new season. They got an early competitive start to the summer having had to enter at the first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying. They opened their account with a 6-0 aggregate win over Alashkert and then it was a 3-1 aggregate success over Rosenborg in the next round. Then they were in Scottish Premiership action on the weekend as the new season opened there and they collected a win over Livingston. So Celtic have scored exactly three goals in each of their three home games played but for our Celtic v AEK Athens betting odds, we are looking under 2.5 goals at bet365 for 3/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.) as Athens will be the toughest opponent Celtic have come up against.

The Greeks weren’t prolific in front of goal through their pre-season which should keep the score down too. Celtic have a big opportunity on home soil here to give themselves a nice cushion in the time so the impetus is going to be on them to come out and push for the goals. To that end, Ousmane Edouard seems to have settled well at the club with three goals in his last two appearances at Celtic Park and he is going to be a decent option in the anytime goalscorer market. Celtic are targeting their third straight appearance in the group stage of the Champions League.

AEK Athens News and Form

This is the first competitive game of the new season for AEK Athens then, so Celtic should have the edge on them in terms of match sharpness. The Greeks posted a W1 D2 L1 record from their four pre-season games last month and they only scored in one of those four games. The last competitive action for AEK Athens was back in May when they lost to Panathinaikos in the Greek Super Cup Final. Last season the Greeks entered at the third qualifying round stage of the Champions League where they lost out to CSKA Moscow and then dropped to the playoff round of the Europa League.

Athens got the better of Belgian side Club Brugge in the Europa League play-off round, landing in the group stage. They did actually get out of the group stage last season as well but were stopped in the round of 32. Still, that was a pretty successful run by them and shows that Celtic have to be cautious over this tie. AEK Athens failed to score in seven of their twelve European games last season, so both teams not to score at bet365 is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.). AEK Athens have won just one of their last eight European away games (D5 L2) and have failed to score in six of their last seven.

Celtic v AEK Athens Head to Head

Celtic and AEK Athens have never before met competitively.

Who will win – Celtic v AEK Athens Predictions

We are going to back Celtic to produce a win on home soil to give themselves a foothold in the tie. There isn’t a massive offensive threat from the Greek outfit and Celtic should be able to hold out and collect a win to nil.

7th August 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Rosenborg v Celtic Prediction & Betting Tips – 1st August 2018

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Rosenborg v Celtic UEFA Champions League, 1st August 7.45pm

Celtic have given themselves a good leg up in this Champions League qualifier as they banked a 3-1 success on home soil in the first leg. But they did give up that away goal which does leave the door open a little bit for Rosenborg back on home soil. But overall it has been a solid start from Celtic and our prediction for the Rosenborg v Celtic second leg is that the Scots will do enough to progress.

Rosenborg v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 23/20
Rosenborg 9/4
Draw 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from July 28th, 2018 at 10:43 p.m.)

Rosenborg News and Form

Rosenborg did have a good start at Celtic Park in the first leg, putting together a good 15 minutes shift at the start of the match. Their preparations were upset as their manager was sacked and the players were reportedly upset and annoyed by that. But they did pretty well and got the opening goal of the game. They are the Champions of Norway and there was enough between the two sides in that first leg to warrant backing both teams to score at 8/11 odds for the second leg* (Betting Odds were taken from July 28th, 2018 at 10:43 p.m.).

Rosenborg do have to step out and trying and find a way to attack in this contest. Rosenborg are well into their domestic season so they are match sharp and match fit, unlike Celtic who are technically still in their pre-season. The Norwegians are W4 L4 in their last eight games, but they have only suffered the one home defeat this season across all competitions. Rosenborg lost the first leg of their first qualifying round tie against Valur and turned it around on home soil.

Celtic News and Form

Celtic’s defence was not good early on in the first leg but boss Brendan Rodgers had the presence of mind to change his side’s tactics and it settled them down. The star of the show as the Scottish Champions fought back, was Odsonne Edouard who got himself a brace in the game. That is three goals in three Champions League games this season for Edouard. Rodgers said after the game that his side could have scored five of six and to be fair they did create plenty more chances as the game wore on.

This is probably just going to end up being about them weathering any early storm out in Trondheim and settling down and navigating their way through the game. It is a pretty solid advantage that they have and they should be able to open up the defence of the Norwegians if they need to. Celtic recorded a 3-0 win on the road against Alashkert in the last round, winning the tie 6-0 on aggregate. They should be good enough to handle themselves in this fixture.

Rosenborg v Celtic Head to Head

These two know each other pretty well. This will be the eighth meeting between them and Celtic hold a W5 D1 L1 record from those. Celtic hold a positive W2 L1 record out at Rosenborg. The last time these two met was there was in last season’s qualifiers and took a 1-0 win there. Celtic won the tie 1-0 on aggregate. Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings between the two clubs. The winners meet AEK Athens in the third qualifying round and whoever is eliminated faces Cork City in the Europa League third qualifying round.

Who will win – Rosenborg v Celtic Predictions

We can see Celtic doing enough in the game to get themselves through to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Celtic just have to stay focused and in shape, at the back, because there were times in that first leg they looked really sloppy in defence. We are backing Celtic to do enough by getting the draw.

30th July 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Celtic v Rosenborg Prediction & Betting Tips – 25th July 2018

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Celtic v Rosenborg UEFA Champions League, 25th July 7.45pm

After easing their way past Alashkert in the first qualifying round of this season’s UEFA Champions League, Celtic move on to face the Norwegian champions Rosenborg. The Bhoys get a home opener which should set them up well. Rosenborg were also in action in that first qualifying round, having gotten the better of Valur.

Celtic v Rosenborg Betting Odds*

Celtic 4/11
Draw 7/2
Rosenborg 8/1
*(Betting Odds were taken from July 22nd, 2018 at 9:54 p.m.)

Celtic News and Form

Celtic posted a 6-0 aggregate win over Alashkert in the first qualifying round, posting a 3-0 win in each leg of that contest. That was even with playing 80 minutes of the second leg at Celtic Park with just the ten men. Anyway, Moussa Dembele got a brace in that home leg to get his account opened for the season and he is going to be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market if he is playing (he picked up a slight knock in that game). James Forrest got a goal in both legs against the Armenians. It is hard to take a lot out of those games against Alashkert because Celtic’s opponents looked really out of their depth and this will be a stiffer challenge.

They will have to juggle things at the back at bit as Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig are resting after World Cup duties and Marvin Compper is out injured. Jozo Simunovic was the one red carded against Alashkert so is suspended. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 17/20 odds *(Betting Odds were taken from July 22nd, 2018 at 9:54 p.m.) as this will not be as easy as it was against Alashkert. But overall it has been a positive introduction into what is really early summer action for the Scottish Champions. They will want to make the most of home advantage in the first leg.

Rosenborg News and Form

Both teams not to score in the game is at 4/7 odds*(Betting Odds were taken from July 22nd, 2018 at 9:54 p.m.) and that is worth a look. Each of the last four games between these have returned that option. Rosenborg put up a stiff challenge against Celtic in the second qualifying round last season but came up short in 1-0 aggregate defeat. They are well organised and they are well into their domestic season. So they are up and running in full match fitness and sharpness. They don’t give up too much up at the back so again we are expecting a low scoring game. A Celtic 1-0 option is at 5/1 in the bet365 correct score market. This will be very difficult away game for Rosenborg who got past Valur 4-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round. They haven’t been to the UEFA Champions League group stage since the 2007/08 season and there’s a long road ahead to get back there.

Celtic v Rosenborg Head to Head

There is some recent history between Celtic and Rosenborg as this will be the seventh game between the clubs. It’s good news for Celtic are they are 4-1 up in the head to head with the one drawn game. They were together last summer in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League, with Celtic getting a narrow 1-0 aggregate win.

Who will win – Celtic v Rosenborg Predictions

The Norwegians are a well-organised side and they have the advantage of being midway through their domestic season. They battled well against Celtic last season at this stage but came up short and we are expecting the same. Back Celtic to win to nil.

22nd July 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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

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Celtic v Alashkert UEFA Champions League, 18th July 7.45pm

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.

16th July 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Alashkert v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th July 2018

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Alashkert v Celtic Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 10th July 5.00pm

The summer starts early for Celtic as they have to try and drag themselves through the many qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League to get to the main draw. They start in the First Qualifying Round this season and the Scottish Champions go out to Armenia to face Alashkert in what will be the first meeting between the two sides. Whoever loses this tie overall will go to the Europa League qualifiers.

Alashkert News and Form

Alashkert are the reigning champions in Armenia so that is why they are here. This is obviously one of those situations where little is known about the team and what they are capable of. Like Celtic, Alashkert have not played anything competitively since mid-May now. Last season in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers they did get to the second qualifying round after making progress past Santa Coloma in the first. They then crumbled 4-2 on aggregate to Bate Borisov in the second qualifying round. They did also get past the first qualifying round the season before as well. The Yellows are likely going to need to get something out of this home fixture if they are going to cause an upset. This is such early season and they will be hoping to catch Celtic cold so we like the look of over 2.5 goals at bet365 for even money* (Betting Odds taken at 1:16 a.m. on July 8th, 2018). They will recognise that they have to have a go at this first leg. The Armenians did beat St Johnstone in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

Celtic News and Form

A clean sheet for Celtic in this one would probably make the return fixture non-competitive, but we are going to back them to concede. Both teams to score, to back up our earlier option is at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:16 a.m. on July 8th, 2018) and just worth a flutter. Celtic will be the better of the two in terms of quality but they are obviously not going to be up to match sharpness and fitness at all. Surprisingly the Parkhead outfit haven’t been splashing the cash around all that much in the summer transfer market so they may be happy with their lot. They did get Edouard in a permanent deal from PSG so the youngster will bolster their attacking options. At the end of the day in the tie, there shouldn’t be any stresses for Celtic who should make it through comfortably to the next round. This is just one of those tricky opening fixtures though when the boss will be looking at fringe players and just hoping to muddle their way through and do anything they need to do back in Glasgow.

Alashkert v Celtic Head to Head

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
Winners play Valur Reykjavík/Rosenborg in the second qualifying round
Losers meet Astana/Sutjeska in the Europa League second qualifying round

Alashkert v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 1/4
Draw 17/4
Alashkert FC 9/1
* (Betting Odds taken at 1:16 a.m. on July 8th, 2018)

Alashkert v Celtic Predictions

It is one of those betting situations where it is hard to really know what to do here. Celtic are the better side but may face a spirited showing by the Yellows who will want to impress on home soil. We are simply sticking with backing both teams to score in the first leg.

9th July 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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Celtic v Anderlecht & Betting Tips – 5th December 2017

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Celtic v Anderlecht UEFA Champions League, 5th December 7.45pm

This is a scrap for the third place in Group B and it is Celtic who are holding the position of power when it comes to that. That is because they took a comfortable away win in Belgium when the two met earlier in the group. So that means that Anderlecht have to go to Celtic Park and win by a three goal margin in order to snatch third from the Scottish Champions. Celtic are 4/5 to take the win, with the draw at 14/5 and Anderlecht at 3/1.

Celtic v Anderlecht Betting Tips

Celtic took a comfortable 3-0 away win in Belgium on match day two so that has left them in a strong position to move through to the Europa League. So they would have to lose this by a three goal margin to miss out on third place in the group. If Celtic were to lose this 3-0 exactly, then they would finish bottom because Anderlecht would have a better overall goal difference in the group. The only previous time that these two met was in the 2003/04 season when home wins were traded on that occasion. But Celtic’s 3-0 away win in this season’s competition really is a good indicator for the return game. Up in the William Hill correct score market, a Celtic 2-0 is a decent 9/1 proposal because frankly, their opponents haven’t looked up to much at all. Celtic suffered 5-0 loss against PSG and a 2-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in their other two home games.

When they took that win over Anderlecht earlier in the group, Celtic snapped a ten game run of winless matches in the group stage of the Champions League (D3 L7) which expanded over four years. That was also their biggest away victory in the Champions League ever. That has been their only win still in their last 19 group stage fixtures across the Champions League and Europa League competitions though (D7 L11) so they are European strugglers. They have also won just one of their last nine home games in the Champions League proper as well, losing seven of those. That having been said, they have won all three previous European games against Belgian visitors, one of them a 3-1 victory over Anderlecht. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is a price of 3/5 and Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele are joint even money anytime goalscorer favourites.

Anderlecht have been to Scotland five times before and they have failed to win any of those in a D2 L3 record. Once before Anderlecht have lost all six of their Champions League group stage matches in a season and they could become only the second team ever (Dinamo Zagreb) to have suffered that fate twice if they lose at Celtic Park on Tuesday. They are winless on the road in their last fourteen away games in the UEFA Champions League and this season on their travels have suffered a 3-0 loss at Bayern, a 5-0 loss at PSG. Since a 1-0 win at Real Betis in 2005, they are D8 L6 on the road. Celtic to win to nil at William Hill may have appeal as Anderlecht have failed to hit the back of the net in five of their last 11 games across all competitions and have lost nine of their 22. They are probably going to struggle again against the Scottish Champions.

Who will win – Celtic v Anderlecht Predictions

Celtic showed enough in the first meeting with Anderlecht to suggest that they can round off their group stage campaign with a victory in this one at least. Anderlecht have struggled badly and have looked out of their depth all along and Celtic can power through to the Europa League.

4th December 2017 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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PSG v Celtic & Betting Tips – 22nd November 2017

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PSG v Celtic UEFA Champions League, 22nd November 7.45pm

Despite glimmers of fight and promise, Celtic have come up short in the UEFA Champions League again. A point though at least guarantees them a place in the Europa League. As for PSG they only need a point as well to go and win the group, staving off the challenge of Bayern Munich Before the two heavyweights meet on Match Day Six. PSG are 1/10 odds on to take this win on home soil with the draw at 8/1 and Celtic are a big 20/1 underdog price.

PSG v Celtic Betting Tips

Paris will take the top spot in this group over Bayern Munich with a victory in this match day five fixture. They are red hot favourites do just that. Earlier in the campaign Paris won 5-0 in Glasgow, inflictingn Celtic’s biggest ever European home defeat on the Scottish champions. Unai Emery’s team are flying with four wins from four so far in the group and these group stage meetings this year comes after their only previous encounters which was back in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup second round. PSG won 4-0 on aggregate over the two legs in that one. PSG have been racking up the goals in the group and over 3.5 goals at bet356 is a price of 1/2. They have beaten Bayern Munich 3-0 and Anderlecht 5-0 in the City of Lights so far in their home fixtures this season. In total they have scored 17 goals in their four group wins so far and they have not conceded any either.

PSG to win to nil at bet365 is going to have big appeal at a price of 5/6. PSG will also be defending an unbeaten history against Scottish opposition as well, having gone W4 D3 in previous games and they are W2 D1 at home against visitors from Scotland. Their home record overall in Europe is fantastic as they have only lost one of their last 45 European home games since a loss against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage. In that sequence of home games, they are W29 D15 L1. There will likely be goals for them in this one and Edinson Cavani is the 15/8 first goalscorer favourite at bet365 with Neymar at 11/4. Cavani has 19 goals in 17 club matches this season while Neymar has five goals in five Champions League games against Celtic. Throw the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler in here and they aren’t short of attacking quality. They average over 3.5 goals per game this season in all competitions and are unbeaten in 22 games in all competitions too.

Celtic are simply relegated to playing for third place in the group and that is it. It’s been another rough ride for them but they have shown in patches, plenty of fight and spirit at least. Celtic have just the one win from their four games in the group so far and that was against bottom side Anderlecht. They would only need a draw against the Belgians in their final group stage match to lock in third place in the group. Their win over Anderlecht is Celtic’s only victory in their last 19 group stage fixtures across the Champions League and Europa League competitions. Their victory in Belgium on match day two ended a ten-game (D3 L7) streak of winless form in the Champions League group stage which stretched out over four years. Both teams to score in this fixture at bet365 is a price of 19/20 and Celtic haven’t been without their chances in the group, even though some finishing has been wasteful.

Celtic have failed to win any of their last six trips to France (D2 L4) and their only win there happened in their first ever trip there against Nantes in their victorious 1966/67 European Cup campaign. Celtics overall record against French clubs is W5 D2 L8. For quite a while now they have been poor travellers in Europe and a win at Lingfield in the qualifying rounds this season snapped an 11 match winless streak that Celtic were on in Europe (D6 L5). This is going to be a really big ask for them and their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market is Leigh Griffiths at 2/1 who is the same price a PSG defender Dani Alves. That tells you something. Despite being unbeaten in 64 domestic matches, they are unlikely to survive this ordeal.

Who will win – PSG v Celtic Predictions

PSG can seal top spot in the group in this one and that will mean that they won’t be taking their foot off the gas in the game. So Celtic are probably in for another difficult night and PSG are value to back to win the game to nil.

19th November 2017 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting

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