CELTIC'S chances of opening with a Europa League win tonight look slim.
Neil Lennon's men suffered a shattering blow against Rangers at the weekend and won't get any easier against the superstars of AC Milan.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co rock up at Parkhead on the back of a derby win against Inter that kept them top of Serie A.
The Italians have been cut from evens to a best 4-5 at Betfred and the price reflects on Celtic's sluggish shows in Europe and no fans.
Ibrahimovic netted both goals against Inter and even at 39 is his his side's main goal threat. Back him at evens with BetVictor to score or to strike first at 11-4 with McBookie.
Celtic will have Covid-hit players back such as Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie but not many will fancy them at 15-4 with McBookie to notch a famous win.
A popular weekend bet was Scott Brown to be booked and the skipper is 13-8 at bet365 to see another card.
Rangers on the other hand have been in fine form at home and abroad. They remain unbeaten in 14 and took the scalp of Galatasaray to reach the group stage.
They travel to Standard Liege as 13-10 favourites at BetVictor but will need to be cautious against a side with just one loss in 12 this season.
Steven Gerrard's record in Europe though is exceptional and I'm backing Rangers not to lose at 4-11 with McBookie and I also like both to score at 8-11.
For a scorer consider Ryan Kent at 23-10 with McBookie or penalty taker James Tavernier at 14-5.
As for the English teams Leicester are at home to Ukraine outfit Zorya and should win at a short price even without James Vardy while Arsenal can edge out Rapid Vienna away – again at fairly restrictive odds.
Add Arsenal to Bayer Leverkusen at home to Nice and Molde at Dundalk for a treble that pays 3-1 at Betfred in the 5.55pm kick-offs.
In the late games I've picked out a both to score treble mainly based on form and featuring Spurs vs LASK.
- Ibrahmovic to score
- (Evens, BetVictor)
- Milan (8pm)
- Rangers not to lose (5.55pm)
- (7-5, McBookie)
- Arsenal (5.55pm)
- Leverkusen (5.55pm)
- Molde (5.55pm)
- (3-1, Betfred)
Both to Score Treble
- Ludogerets vs Antwerp (8pm)
- Sparta Prague vs Lille (8pm)
- Spurs vs LASK (8pm)
- (11-2, bet365)