Celtic v Zenit Betting Tips & Predictions | Europa League Match Previews.
15th February 2018 – 20:05, Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Match Preview & Team News
Celtic host Zenit for their Europa League clash after finally regaining consistency and in the hope they can build on it in front of the home crowd, making it into a sizable advantage ahead of the tough away day to Stadion Krestovskyi in St. Petersburg. They come into the match in great shape and on the back of a thriller 3-2 win over Partick Thistle, where a hat-trick from James Forrest was enough to secure the points and lift their team spirits.
Hoops will now hope to build on the success, after earning eight wins in their last ten outings – together with a single draw and a single loss seen along the way – and we believe we’re in for a very strong display in a tough battle at Celtic Park.
Indeed, Zenit will be no easy nut to crack and have a solid streak of their own. However, they’ve been much more challenging in front of the home crowd too and don’t boast a very successful spell of form on the road – earning just one win in seven games across competitions as they beat Real Sociedad, held Anzhi, CSKA, Rosenborg, Rubin Kazan, and Akhmat Grozny to draws and suffered a 3-1 loss at Spartak Moscow!
This will be their first trip to Glasgow and the sides’ first head to head clash overall, which does make it a very interesting contest as both sides look for the historic success over the rivals. Zenit do come off as favourites to qualify for the next round but we don’t see them making it happen here.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We will thus stick our necks out for Celtic to win at 8/5, hoping to see them turn the matchup their way and leave a lot to play for in the second leg.
Goals Market Prediction
We hope to see goals on both ends and we’ll now also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 4/5, which does seem great value at the moment.
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Celtic v Zenit predictions:
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