Celtic vs Leicester City: Preview and Prediction

Celtic vs Leicester City:
International Champions Cup 2016
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Kick-off: 17:30 UK Time
Celtic Park (Glasgow).

The Premier League champions, Leicester City will get their International Champions Cup underway on Saturday as they travel to Celtic Park to take on Celtic.

The Foxes started their Pre-season tour on a good as they grabbed a 2-1 victory against Oxford United on Tuesday Evening. They also made sure 22 of their players participated in the game at Kassam Stadium.

Foxes went a goal down 14 minutes into the game, but Demarai Gray pulled them level and Jefferey Schlupp scored the winner for the English Champions. New signings Ahmed Musa, Ron-Robert Zieler and Luis Hernandez all participated in the win against Oxford and will be hoping to impress in the foxes games during International Champions Cup.

The host Celtic have been busy, they have played two legged Champions league qualifier against Lincoln Red Imps, they lost 1-0 in the first leg, but grabbed a huge 3-0 win at home in the second leg.

Brendan Rodgers’ men will now play Kazakhstan side Astana in their next qualifying round. They will be looking forward to a win in this game, as it seems the easiest in their ICC games.

Celtic vs Leicester City: Head to Head stats

Celtic have no previous record of games against Leicester City, thus this is their first game together, but teams will prepare themselves well for this tie.

Celtic vs Leicester City: Prediction

Celtic have the luxury of playing in front of their home fans and this could be an added advantage to them.Leicester’s only game so far this season has ended in a victory, thus boosting their morale as they head into this game.

This will be a tough one to call and there no favourites in this game, both teams have what it take to win this game. I think the game will likely end in draw, with both teams grabbing a goal each. I will also go by the correct score prediction of 1-1 at full time whistle.

Celtic vs Leicester City: Tips

  1. HT draw.
  2. 2. HT/FT draw
  3. Both teams to score.

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  1. Celtic have a Champions League qualifying game coming up in Kazakhstan and importance will shift from this “promotion game” as they’ve felt the pressure from losing on the road in the previous round of the Champions League qualifying stage.

    Expect for Celtic to rest some if not all key players for the International Champions Cup giving Leicester the advantage in this game with players fit to impress the staff for the coming up season.

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