Celtic v Alashkert Betting Tips & Predictions | UEFA Champions League Match Previews.
18th July 2018 – 19:45, Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Match Preview & Team News
Celtic survived the initial shock caused by scorching temperatures in Yerevan to find their groove and open up the way to a comprehensive 0-3 victory in the first leg of the tie against Armenian champions Alashkert at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium. The rematch, set to be played eight days after at Celtic Park, will thus only be a formality as the Bhoys have all but secured the advancement to the second qualifying round after such a result on the road.
It was Odsonne Edouard who broke the deadlock just moments before the break netting his first-ever European goal in Celtic shirt. The Hoops were in full control from the very first whistle, but they could not break the Alashkert resistance earlier on, failing to capitalize on numerous chances, mainly created through Scottish international Kieran Tierney on the left flank.
When it looked like the Armenians were on track to suffer only a narrow 0-1 loss, James Forrest and Callum McGregor stroke two more goals within the final nine minutes of the affair to close the tie before the rematch at Celtic Park. The head coach Brendan Rodgers thus has reasons to be satisfied as his French pair in the final third (Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard) looked lethal in both the UCL tie and weekend’s friendly against Standard Liege. Both of the mentioned likes were on the scoresheet in an empathic 4-1 victory over the Belgian outfit. The new tie with Alashkert should give them chance to maintain the killer form and further boost up their confidence ahead of the more serious challenges to come.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Celtic to win by at least three goals difference can be backed at 4/5 odds and it will be our top betting recommendation for the reverse fixture.
Asian Handicap Market Prediction
If you are looking for higher odds, the Bhoys are 6/4 to have at least a two-goal cushion at the half time.
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Celtic v Alashkert betting predictions:
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