Celtic v AEK Athens Betting Tips & Predictions | UEFA Champions League Match Previews.
8th August 2018 – 19:45, Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Match Preview & Team News
Celtic eased past Alashkert and Rosenborg to reach the third qualifying round in this term of Champions League. The draw has put them together with Greek champions AEK Athens. The clash on Wednesday evening at Celtic Park will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two sides.
The hosts are favourites both on the night and over two legs given both their current form and the fact AEK have not played a single competitive match this summer. The team led by Marinos Ouzonidis actually scored in just one of four off-season friendlies. AEK bagged three past Turkish Super Lig holders Galatasaray in a 3-2 victory eight days ago after failing to find the net in games against Miedz Legnica, AEK Larnaca and Atromitos. Marko Livaja, Anastasios Bakasetas and Petros Mandalos were on the scoresheet last Tuesday.
Nevertheless, the fact AEK shipped two goals in that clash against Galata will definitely be the music to the ears of Celtic’s forwards who have been thriving up front at the start of the new season. The Hoops notched at least three goals on six separate occasions in last seven fixtures. The man who has inspired such fine form is Odsonne Edouard who notched three goals in four Champions League qualifiers so far. The Frenchman was also on target in the weekend’s 3-1 win over Livingston at the start of the new Premiership campaign for the Bhoys and he is our op suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick here at the odds of 8/5. Brendan Rodgers still can’t count on Edouard’s attacking mate and compatriot Moussa Dembele who suffered an injury in the second leg of the Alashkert tie in the first qualifying round.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The hosts are clear favourites and we’d be surprised to see anything else but Celtic’s victory in the first leg in Glasgow. The odds are set at 8/11.
Anytime Goalscorer Market Prediction
Odsonne Edouard is worth backing to score anytime at 8/5 as he notched three goals in four UCL qualifiers so far.
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