RB Leipzig vs Celtic
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
It is going to be a clash between two teams, one a recent success story and the other which boasts about history.
The Bulls suddenly became famous when they were promoted into the Bundesliga. They went on to win 13 matches on the trot an achievement unheard before in German football. In that season they finished second behind Bayern Munich and qualified for Europe on their first season in top flight.
But last season was a series of downfalls for the team from Germany. They qualified for the Europa league after finishing third in their UCL group. In the end they reached the quarter finals and lost to Marseille.
The team had a mediocre start to both domestic and UEL season. In the two games in their group they lost to Salzburg and won against Rosenborg.
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took over Celtic in 2016 and has helped the team win domestic titles quite easily. But European glory was still far for the team from Scotland.
The team from Scotland was runners up in 2003 and UCL winners too a long time back. But they have fallen back in recent seasons.
Odsonne Edouard is a French forward playing for the Celts and he has 4 goals in 8 caps for the team in all competitions.
RB Leipzig vs Celtic: Head-to-head (h2h)
First ever competitive fixture to be played is this encounter on Thursday.
Leipzig has 6 wins in the last 10 matches. At home they have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
The Hoops also have a similar record. They have won 7 and lost only 2 in their last 10 matches. Away from home they have 2 win and defeat each from last 5 matches.
RB Leipzig vs Celtic: Prediction
This is an important game for both the sides. Having won and lost a game each this match is crucial for their progression to the knockout stage.
Salzburg is on great form and both these sides are possibly competing for the second place spot. Playing at home gives the Germans advantage and the Celts have to defend well to get at least a point from the match.
Timo Werner and Yossuf Poulsen are good in front of the goals for the team coached by Ralf Rangnick. They have scored 4 goals each this season.
RB Leipzig vs Celtic: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).
BTTS @ 1.73 (8/11).