Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Prediction & Match Preview

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik
Champions League 2020/21 (First qualifying round)
Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

Celtic is one of the best teams in the Scotland Premiership mix and is also well known amidst international fixtures outside the domestic league too.

KR is the oldest and most successful club in Icelandic football, having won the Urvalsdeild Karla championship 27 times until now, including the 2019 season.

However, the Celts have better squad strength than the Iceland contingents, and the latter’s league is not that competitive when compared with the Scotland Premiership.

Celtic won the domestic championship with 80 points to their name from their 30 league appearances so far this season. They had a lead of 13 points with the runners up in the table last season.

KR Reykjavik won the title in Urvalsdeild league last season with 52 points from their 22 matches in the schedule, having lost just two clashes overall. They had a 14 points lead over the next to kin in the table.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The teams have met twice in CL fixtures in 2014.
  • The Hoops recorded both wins with a clean sheet in each.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Prediction

With Celtic playing after a five-game unbeaten streak in the schedule across all major competitions, the match is likely to see a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes.

In their last home match, the Celts managed a 5-1 win against Hamilton in the Premiership. Besides, their last h2h clash with the visitors in 2014 also ended in a massive 4-0 win at home.

KR Reykjavik is one of the best teams in their domestic league, but their league is lesser competitive than the Scottish Premiership.

The home win in full-time is the likely result for the game, but since the odds are low, the tip for Celtic to win with a -1 handicap will probably be the best bet for the punters to yield decent returns.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Betting tips

  • Celtic to win ht/ft @ 1.44 odd
  • Over 3.5 goals in the match @ 1.97 odd.

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