I TIPPED Zenit to qualify before a ball was kicked last week and I'm standing by that tip.
No one was Russian to put money on Celtic but Brendan Rodgers's side deserved their 1-0 win and probably more.
Three things need to happen in ice-cold St Petersburg to prevent the Hoops being frozen out.
1. They need to score – and preferably first; 2. They must defend for their lives and 3. Zenit have to below their best as they were in Glasgow.
We know all about Celtic's poor away record while Zenit won all three at home in the group stage and eight of their last 10 in Europe.
A Celtic away goal – and they scored at PSG and Anderlecht – pays 4-6 at Mcbookie and will force Zenit to find three.
Striker Aleksandr Kokorin was kept quiet at Parkhead but will need to shine and is favourite at 15-4 with McBookie to break the deadlock.
Moussa Dembele caused the Russian defence problems in the first leg and is 16-5 at Unibet to score.
Arsenal are through after a 3-0 win at Ostersunds and are 1-3 with Betway at the Emirates to win but Arsene Wenger will field a weakened team ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup Final on Sunday so be careful with such things like handicap bets.
- Zenit -1
- Kokorin to score first
- Btts at Atalanta/Villarreal