CELTIC have sold out Parkhead for the Europa League clash with Inter Milan and let’s hope fans are not disappointed when Shaqiri and not Shakira strolls on to the turf.
And hopefully the tips won’t lie as I expect a match with both scoring and ultimately Inter qualifying for the last 16.
The Italians may sit 10th in Serie A but there is no doubt their squad is packed with quality with players costing five more than the Glasgow side’s.
Inter boss Roberto Mancini is beginning to make his mark at the San Siro and the capture of Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich last month was inspired.
Mancini’s men have quality all over the park – even if there is no room for fellow new boy Lukas Podolski in their Euro squad and they are rightly favourites at 2-5 with Skybet to qualify with Celtic 11-4 at William Hill.
To win tonight the Italians are 6-4 with bet365 but of course would be happy with a draw. Celtic are 21-10 at Ladbrokes and a stalemate pays 5-2 with boylesports.
Deila likes to attack and Inter will love to hit on the counter so both to score looks a good shout at 11-13 at 888sport while over 2.5 goals pays 11-10 at Paddy Power.
Birthday boy Mauro Icardi, 22 today, is 11-2 favourite at Betfred to score first while dangerman and penalty taker Shaqiri is 9-1 at McBookie I’m on Shaqiri to net at 31-10 with McBookie.
Stefan Johansen has scored in both of Celtic’s last two home Europa League matches and is 16-5 at Hills to net again.
This is of course a repeat of the 1967 European Cup Final which Celtic won 2-1 and that scoreline pays 21-2 at McBookie.
Celtic haven’t lost to Inter in their three previous meetings and draw no bet pays 11-10 at William Hill.
Shaqiri to score
Both to score