Celtic vs Hapoel Beer Sheva:
2016/ 17 Champions League Play-Off,
Date: Wednesday, 17 August, 2016.
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).
Celtic look forward to getting into the Champions League group stage as they welcome Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Wednesday night.
The Scottish side have come a long way, having defeated Lincoln Red Imps and Astana. Brendan Rodgers’ side will hope not to fall in the final stage. They were strong enough to see off Astana with a strong 2-1 win in the second leg. Before that they drew 1-1 away at Astana, also they lost 1-0 away to Lincoln and scored 3-0 against them at home soil.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva may not be strong name in the European football, but they are the current Israeli champions. They did well to send Olympiakos out of the Champions League, they drew 0-0 at Olympiakos but were victorious at home beating them 1-0. They now hope to go into the group stages of the competition.
Celtic vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Head to Head statistics
There is no previous meetings between this two teams, thus this will be their first ever game together.
Celtic vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Prediction
Celtic are currently on a good form in their recent games, they are currently on a 3 game winning streak. They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 goals and their last 3 games have seen at least 3 goals. They have lost 1 of their last 5 games in all competitions and drawn.
The Israeli side have a better form than their host, they have won 4 of their last 5 games. 3 of their last 5 games has seen at least 5 goals, and they have also scored at least 4 goals in 3 of their last 5 games. They have lost just a game in their last 5 games.
I predict a win for the Scottish side despite Hapoel having a better form than them. I also expect the home team to keep a clean sheet.
Celtic vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Betting Tips
- Celtic to win at 1.61
- Celtic clean sheet at 2.00