The Champions League Qualification rounds resume in mid-week, with one of the most interesting match-ups taking place on Wednesday night in Glasgow as Celtic host Kazakhstan team Astana at Parkhead. Our Celtic vs Astana preview analyses a highly anticipated face-off between two clubs desperate to make it to the UCL Group Stage. The football odds for today are brought to you by Betway who offer fantastic value for Wednesday’s vital qualifier.
Brendan Rodgers Hoops enter today’s Celtic vs Astana betting tips on a run of four consecutive victories, scoring eleven times and conceding just once in the process. The current Scottish champions are a level above their competition domestically, so European opposition provides a much sterner test. The Glaswegians scraped past Rosenborg in the last round of the Champions League Qualification stage – beating the Norwegian title holders 1-0 over their two legged tie.
The away team are also in fine form ahead of our OddsDigger Celtic vs Astana predictions. Stanimir Stoilov’s men have won four of their last five, their solitary loss coming in the second leg of their qualification game against Legia Warsaw. The Blue and Yellows won 3-2 on aggregate.
Our featured teams met at this stage of the competition last year. Over two keenly contested matches, the Celts triumphed, winning 3-2 over the crucial double-header.
Celtic to win @ 4/11 Betway
Our Celtic vs Astana picks open with our outright match prediction. The home side haven’t lost at their own stadium in a competitive game since last November when they were comfortably dispatched 0-2 by a strong Barcelona team. Wednesday won’t be easy, but odds of 4/11 with Betway suggest that the Hoops are strong favourites to get the win.
Both teams to score @ 6/5 Betway
In their two fixtures last season, both sides managed to get on the scoresheet in each encounter. The away team have only failed to register a goal once in their last twelve outings, while Brendan Rodgers troops found the net in seven of their eight fixtures since they opened their 2017/18 campaign in the summer. Backing both teams to score makes sense when you consider those statistics.
Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 Betway
Picking the Celts to win while expecting both sides to score naturally feeds into our next selection. Taking over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 represents great value with Betway. We expect this mid-week clash to provide plenty of excitement, so investing in the goal markets makes perfect sense for the informed bettor. Betway’s excellent prices make them our chosen bookmaker to match our football tips for today.