Celtic vs Suduva
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Suduva are enjoying their best European campaign ever this summer. They began the journey be eliminating Cypriot APOEL in the first qualifying und of Champions League.
Red Star Belgrade were too strong in the following round of the elite competition qualifications, but the Europa League draw gave them a passable opposition in the likes of Latvian Spartaks.
A single goal, scored in the first leg on the Lithuanian soil, made the difference in the entire tie and sent Lithuanian champions on the brink of a heaven.
Can they spice it all up and produce a massive shock by dispatching Scottish giants?
The first match result gives them right to hope as they managed to pull off a 1-1 draw in front of the home crowd even though Jules Ntcham bagged the opener for the Bhoys as early as in the third minute of the affair.
Celtic obviously remain massive favourites dup to the gulf in quality between the two teams, but the atmosphere in their dressing room is far from ideal after a disappointing Champions League elimination to AEK Athens.
Celtic vs Suduva: Head-to-head
The draw has put these two sides together at the start of the Europa League qualifications 16 years ago when Celtic destroyed their rivals 10-1 on aggregate.
We can just notice how far has the Lithuanian football gone ever since as their champions pulled off a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs last Thursday.
Celtic vs Suduva: Prediction
Celtic are going through a turbulent period at the start of the season. Brendan Rodgers clearly expressed his negative feelings towards team’s board accusing them for the UCL failure. Moving forward, the Bhoys have already slipped up in their domestic league losing 1-0 to hearts in the second round of the competition.
Rodgers might once again be without an important striker Odsonne Edouard through injury. Suduva looked very well organized at the back in European competitions this summer and we’d not underestimate them due to the given circumstances.
The main bet will be the visitors not to lose by three or more goals difference at the odds of 1.75, while you can alternatively back Celtic to score fewer than three goals in the match at the 1.90 odds.
Celtic vs Suduva: Bet Tips
Suduva +2.5 handicap @ 1.75
Celtic Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90.