Celtic – Astana: Preview & Prediction
Celtic, the Scottish team have won the Scottish league with great ease in recent years and last year even with Rangers back to their ranks, Catholics did not shake and returned to win the championship with relative ease.
Last season they had in the Champions League, but they ended up eliminated in a group that was difficult despite some good games. This year the goal is the same. The squad is pretty much the same.
In the league they have 2 games and 2 victories and in the Champions League they played the last two qualifying rounds in which they left winning when eliminating the Linfield with 2 trimesters outside and at home and later in a more balanced tie,
They drew 0-0 at home to Rosenborg and then won 1-0 in Norway by going on to this Play Off.
Astana, Kazakhstan’s team are once again meeting Celtic, the side that kept them from going ahead in the Champions League last season in a very balanced tie.
Astana has proved to be a dangerous team, especially at home where they are clearly stronger and where they have fast attacking men with speed that can cause problems.
Astana are in the lead of their championship and also in this Champions League have played two qualifiers.
They took Spartaks Jurmala on a balanced tie and then Légia Warsaw where they won 3-1 at home and managed to lose by just 1-0 in Warsaw.
Celtic vs Astana PREDICTION:
Prognosis: Celtic will win this game. I saw the Astana game in Légia and although they had to play with the result, the team did not prove to be superior to the Poles at all and were lucky to have lost only 1-0.
In Scotland they will suffer even more because Celtic is stronger, they have an impressive association and the team is going through a great phase.
After a difficult tie against Rosenborg where they even conceded a draw to zero, I believe they will do more to win this game and now they will present themselves with more competitive pace and integration than 3 weeks ago.
Last year they suffered to beat this Astana and are aware of the difficulties, so I hope the best Celtic in this meeting that will win the match.
Celtic – Astana: Betting Tips
1/1 ht/ft – Odds: 2.10
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.00