CELTIC’S rookie defence was ripped to shreds by West Ham at the weekend and now faces a huge Champions League test in Denmark.
Teenager Dane Murray impressed alongside Sean Welsh in the first leg against Midjtylland after Nir Bitton’s foolish red card.
But it was a different story at the weekend as Michail Antonio ran riot against the two young Hoops stoppers.
I backed the Danes to qualify before a ball was kicked and they are McBookie’s 6/4 favourites for a win tonight, with the Hoops 9/5 shots.
Celtic look in poor shape at the back but the only saving grace is that Midtjylland were far from impressive at Parkhead and only salvaged a draw thanks to a Vasilis Barkas error.
Over 2.5 goals is better value at 10/11 with McBookie and stands a chance with both sides far from impressive at the back.
Ryan Christie was Celtic’s biggest threat in the first leg and looks a bit overpriced at 4/1 for anytime scorer with McBookie.
The first leg was pretty tasty with a red card apiece and two more yellows flashed so it could pay to dabble in the card markets.
Ismaila Soro is always a good bet for a booking as he steams into tackles and commits a lot of fouls. The Ivory Coast midfielder is 6/4 with McBookie to be carded.
The Hoops are playing with more width under Ange Postecoglou so the 6/5 on offer at 888Sport for Celtic to score and win over 3.5 corners is also tempting.
McBookie Star Bet
- Evander’s set-piece delivery led to Midtjylland’s Parkhead goal and the Brazilian is 16/5 for an assist tonight.