IT'S crunch time for Celtic and Rangers in Europe tonight as they both battle for their Europa League lives.

The Hoops are in Germany where they'll likely need to take something from the match against Bayer Leverkusen given group rivals Real Betis are short favourites to beat bottom of the group Ferencvaros in Seville. A draw or a win would set up a blockbuster night for Ange Postecoglou's side on Matchday 6 when Betis travel to Glasgow.

It'll be a tough task for the Bhoys though if the first leg is anything to go by when Leverkusen left Celtic Park with all three points thanks to a 4-0 win, which in fairness flattered them a bit. But Celtic look a team transformed since then, winning eight of their last nine matches including two impressive victories over Ferencvaros.

Despite a poor record on their travels Celtic have a terrific record of scoring, and first, and early, in recent times. A goal inside the first 25 minutes appeals at 5/6 with Bet365. 18 goals have been scored in Celtic's four games in the Europa League so far and there could be more on the cards at the BayArena. 8/15 is too short to back on its own but could make half of a good priced double.

For Rangers the picture is a little clearer; a win by two goals or more against Sparta Prague would put them out of reach of their Czech rivals and into the knock-out stages. Defeat would make for a nervy final round of fixtures where they may need to rely on Sparta avoiding defeat at home to Brondby in order to qualify for the Europa Conference League.

It'll be new manager Giovanni Van Bronckhorst's first match in charge at Ibrox and he's going to have picked up his squad following a shock defeat in Sunday's League Cup semi-final which compounded the loss of talismanic boss Steven Gerrard. A big night and a big performance is required tonight but you couldn't confidently back them at 4/5 given the mood around the camp at the moment.

The Gers defence have been found wanting several times this season, as evidenced by Martin Boyle's Hampden hat-trick so Sparta will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet. They're 8/15 to score but it's worth noting that the Gers have conceded first in their last SIX games with all goals coming inside the first 45 and three of those inside the first ten minutes. The Czechs are 13/8 (Bet365) to bag a first-half goal.

Leicester City have some work to do to qualify from Group C but should move a step closer with a win over Legia Warsaw. That would see the Foxes move in to second place but you'd be a brave man to back them at as short as 1/6 following a run of four games without a win.

West Ham on the other hand can sew up top spot in Group H with a win in Vienna. Rapid are toiling in fifth place in the Austrian Bundesliga, 20 points behind RB Salzburg after just 15 matches and as long as David Moyes fields a strong line-up than the 3/5 available on the away win looks solid acca material.

Elsewhere, Lyon who have already qualified could still be valued at 11/10 away to Brondby despite a raft of changes being expected.

Jamie's Thursday Acca features four Europa selections and pays a shade over 6/1.

Super Double

  • Bayer Leverkusen v Celtic – Over 2.5 Goals
  • Sparta Prague to score
  • Double pays 135/100 at Bet365

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Today's Racing Tips

Thursday's racing looks extremely poor, so Rizzel has only managed to pick out one selection.

As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

67 Comments
  1. maccathered 4 days ago

    Man City v PSG
    PSG double chance lost
    PSG to win small stakes lost

    Argentina
    Atletico Tucuman v Defensa y Justicia
    Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 WON
    Over 3.5 goals at 2/1 WON
    Redemption in South America,
    Well done all winners last night

    8
  2. cockerspaniel 4 days ago

    Bayer Leverkusen v Celtic
    Listening to the Celtic manager saying they are going to have a go tonight , this could lead to a few Celtic corners .
    Celtic corner before 15 min 5/4 Hills
    Longshot . Celtic over 1 corner before 10 min 16/1 Bet365
    McGregor score from outside the box 45/1 Hills

    • Deano86 4 days ago

      Was looking at corners in this game me self cocker celtic over 3 corners pays evens at betfair , looks a decent shout to me ,

    • cockerspaniel 4 days ago

      That`s a good price Deano . Will follow you on that mate GL

    • Deano86 4 days ago

      11/10 at betfair now mate 8/11 at skybet ๐Ÿ‘

      1
    • bobo 4 days ago

      I would be very surprised if we didn’t get at least 4 corners in the game Cocker/Deano! It’s highly likely we go out all guns blazing tonight hence my selection below. I hate betting against the Bhoys but it will listen the pain if I at least win something :)

      W. HILLS 11/2 Bet Builder
      Result 90 Minutes LEV

      Both Teams To Score 90 Minutes Yes

      Total Corners 90 Minutes Over 2.5 LEV

      Total Corners 90 Minutes Over 3.5 CEL

      Corners Handicaps 90 Minutes CEL +4

      Good luck with all your bets tonight lads!

      1
  3. maccathered 4 days ago

    Bayer Leverkusen v Celtic
    Bayer Leverkusen to win -1.5 Asian Handicap at 2.100
    Great ground for away fans,the heaters in the away section will keep em warm,not sure about being led out to the middle of a motorway after the game will suit but if you can get across ok there’s a great Chinese.
    Best of luck

    3
  4. abinel mataruse 4 days ago

    Chinese

    • jie337361489 4 days ago

      ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ
      what

    • maccathered 4 days ago

      Takeaway

  5. Kanja 4 days ago

    Chip96 great job

    2
    • Chip96 4 days ago

      Thank you mate. There were a few good winners from most people yesterday ๐Ÿ™Œ

      2
  6. Chip96 4 days ago

    Early punt

    North Macedonia (women) v N Ireland (women)

    Over 3.5 goals & 19/20 (Betfair)

    GL

    12
    • Baggy6870 4 days ago

      Wow, 16 mins all done and dusted.. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

      1
  7. harleec7 4 days ago

    NFL double

    Bears -3 vs Lions
    Cowboys -7.5 vs Raiders

    2.91/1 via bet365

    1
  8. Deano86 4 days ago

    Today ,

    Celtic o3.5 team corners
    Rangers o5.5 team corners

    Double pays 2.68/1 betfair

    Goodluck today all……..

    2
  9. jamesylfc 4 days ago

    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บLeverkusen v Celtic
    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บRangers v Sparta Prague

    โ—พA Goal in Both Halves Double
    โ—พ1.7/1, William Hill

    1
  10. sean567 4 days ago

    No joy with the Nap last night Fulham off form putting paid to that, however Blackburn came thru to land the nb by smashing Peterborough. Onto tonight and itโ€™s team goals for me from the europa league and conference league.

    Over 1.5tgs (1745ko)
    Betis/Leverkusen/Rennes
    6/4 bet 365 NAP

    all 3 with lots to play for here, all 3 can qualify with wins, and Iโ€™m expecting some goals from them. Betis play ferencvaros who have been dreadful this campaign and are out already. They scored 3 in the away league and will be out for more of the same. Leverkusen face Celtic and ange postecoglu has promised Celtic will attack and take the game to teams even away from home in Europe as he believes itโ€™s the best way to get results. This should leave plenty of gaps for Leverkusen to exploit as they did so ruthlessly in Glasgow where they were outplayed for large parts of the game but as soon as a chance fell their way they took it. Last part of the treble sees me back Rennes who since a defeat back in September to Marseille have won 9 out of 11 and are probably the form team in France. Theyโ€™ve only failed to score 2+ in 3 of those 11.

    Over 1.5tgs (2000 ko)
    Bodo/psv/Frankfurt
    7/5 bet 365 NB

    3
  11. Chip96 4 days ago

    Early punt

    North Macedonia (women) v N Ireland (women)

    Over 3.5 goals & 19/20 (Betfair) โœ…

    GL

    โ€”

    16 mins in ๐Ÿ˜‰

    12
    • Baggy6870 4 days ago

      Think this could be double figures mate, 7-0 at half time.. ๐Ÿคญ

      1
    • Chip96 4 days ago

      Would take the over 9.5 goals but not sure itโ€™s worth it at 4/5 odds

      1
    • jie337361489 4 days ago

      Bet365 has no 3.5, only 3.25, which is annoying๐Ÿ˜ซ

    • jie337361489 4 days ago

      I’ve bet more than 9.5 goals 1 / 1
      Thank you. ๐Ÿฅฐ

      1
    • adriang 4 days ago

      Finished 0-11 these two sides play again on Monday night in Belfast

      1
  12. Chip96 4 days ago

    Serbia (women) v Bulgaria (women) – 3pm

    Over 4.0 goals @ 5/4 (bet365)

    Listed on the betbuilder section. Could easily come in, over 3.5 is 2/5 with Betfair so for an extra goal why not ๐Ÿ‘

    1
  13. Chip96 4 days ago

    Afternoon treble

    NA Hussein Dey v MC Oran (Algeria) – over 1.5 goals
    RC Arba v ASO Chlef (Algeria) – over 1.5 goals
    North East United v Kerala Blasters (India) – over 2.5 goals

    Treble @ 3.54 (Betfair)

    GL

    1
  14. jie337361489 4 days ago

    Bet365 offers another 20 euro free bet

  15. Kris Jones 4 days ago

    ๐Ÿ”˜ Tip 1 – Celtic 4+ corners 10/11 (Skybet)

    ๐Ÿ”˜ Tip 2 – Bet Builder double:
    – Bay Lev v Celtic – over 2.5 goals, over 5 corners, over 1 Celtic corners.
    – Betis v Ferenvaros – 2 betis goals. Evens (Bet365)

    • Kris Jones 4 days ago

      ๐Ÿ”˜ Tip 1 โ€“ Celtic 4+ corners 10/11 (Skybet) โŒ

      ๐Ÿ”˜ Tip 2 โ€“ Bet Builder double:
      โ€“ Bay Lev v Celtic โ€“ over 2.5 goals, over 5 corners, over 1 Celtic corners.
      โ€“ Betis v Ferenvaros โ€“ 2 betis goals. Evens (Bet365) โœ…

      Small profit on the night. One Celtic corner short of a full house.

  16. Kanja 4 days ago

    what about night games

  17. Deano86 4 days ago

    Also adding this goals acca ,

    Slavia Prague
    Lokomotiv Moscow
    Leicester

    Over 2.5 mg’s treble 3.62/1 skybet , may get better odds elsewhere ,

    Goodluck all……..

  18. Chip96 4 days ago

    Tonightโ€™s games

    Rep of Ireland (women) v Slovakia (women) – over 2.5 goals @ 5/4 (Betfair) โ€” NAP

    Dynamo Zagreb v Genk – over 2.5 goals
    West Ham to win
    Sweden (women) v Finland (women) – over 2.5 goals
    PSV v Sturm Graz – over 2.5 goals

    Fourfold @ 5.5/1 (Betfair)

    GL

    • Kanja 4 days ago

      A lost again here

  19. Chip96 4 days ago

    Afternoon treble

    NA Hussein Dey v MC Oran (Algeria) โ€“ over 1.5 goalsโœ…
    RC Arba v ASO Chlef (Algeria) โ€“ over 1.5 goalsโŒ
    North East United v Kerala Blasters (India) โ€“ over 2.5 goalsโŒ

    Treble @ 3.54 (Betfair)โŒ

    GL

    โ€”

    Took an L on this one lads ๐Ÿ‘Ž

    • Kanja 4 days ago

      No problem

  20. spudrick321 4 days ago

    Is everyones bet365 not working or just mine ?

  21. cockerspaniel 4 days ago

    Jeremie Frimpong to be carded 9/2 bet365 he is as low as 2/1 at Paddy
    He is up against Jota and both these players can be feisty at times .

  22. Kanja 4 days ago

    Brazil matches to night

    1
  23. maccathered 4 days ago

    Argentina for me tonight
    Colon v Rosario Central
    Over 2.5 goals at 4/6
    Lanus v CA Platense
    Over 2.5 goals at 17/20
    Double at just over 2/1
    Add
    Arsenal de Serandi v Union Sante Fe
    Over 2.5 goals at 21/20
    Treble at 5.3/1

    Also a double of over 3.5 goals on the first two at 7/1
    Best of luck

    4
  24. dc john boy 4 days ago

    Zagreb over 0.5tgs
    Maccabi Haifa over 1.5mgs
    Braga btts

    Treble 7/5

    Good luck

    1
  25. cockerspaniel 4 days ago

    No joy with my early corners in Germany LOSERS

  26. elvis parsley 4 days ago

    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Leicester v Legia Warsaw
    20:00
    Europa League
    Legia Warsaw to score 11- 10 (SKYBET) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Leicester conceded in 16 of their last 17 games including a 1-0 defeat in Poland.
    The one clean sheet was against Millwall in the league cup
    Legia are also out of form but both teams need a result here which could lead to goals
    —————————————————-
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Colorado v Portland Timbers
    21:30
    USA MLS play off game

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 4-5 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NAP ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bet365.

    BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE and over 2.5 goals 13-10 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ NB ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Bet365 bet builder.

    Prediction Colorado btts and win
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    6
  27. ChrisBax 4 days ago

    Nathan, you about?

    If so, any thoughts on the Raiders or Bills matches?

  28. HullShaker 4 days ago

    Evening gents,

    Late on tonight and quite fancying a touch of Chilean morning glory for this evening’s main picks…

    SANTIAGO MORNING VS. DEPORTES TEMUCO
    (9.00pm)

    Well, I say glory but it’s more likely to be gory with a fair chance these two could neutralise each other. Reduced stakes but may well not be too far off:

    OVER 9.5 CORNERS
    (6/5, bet365) NAP โญโญโญ

    FULL TIME RESULT = DRAW
    (9/4, bet365) NB โญ

    OVER 9.5 CORNERS
    FULL TIME RESULT = DRAW
    (6/1, bet365) LONGSHOT โญ

    Best of luck!

    2
    • vergas pictures 4 days ago

      Wow well done full time draw

  29. Deano86 4 days ago

    I think celtic taking the lead and having to hold on has put an end to their corner count ,

  30. goalden oldie 4 days ago

    both teams to score
    millwall v bournemouth
    william hill evens
    NAP WON

    4
  31. dc john boy 4 days ago

    PSV over 1.5tgs
    Frankfurt 1.5gs
    Olympiakos over 0.5tgs

    Treble 11/10
    Add an extra goal to each 15/2

    Good luck

    1
  32. dc john boy 4 days ago

    Zagreb over 0.5tgs
    Maccabi Haifa over 1.5mgs
    Braga btts

    Treble 7/5**LOST** just 1 goal in Israelโ€ฆ.originally has picked galatasary game but changed ma mindโ€ฆ.doh ๐Ÿ˜†

    1
  33. Deano86 4 days ago

    Today ,

    Celtic o3.5 team corners
    Rangers o5.5 team corners

    Double pays 2.68/1ย betfair โŒ

    Goodluck today allโ€ฆโ€ฆ..

    **LOST**

    Corner short for celtic ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž goals acca still running though down to the Leicester game ,

  34. cockerspaniel 4 days ago

    No joy in Levekusen . LOSERS

  35. mint 4 days ago

    Evening,

    Rangers v Sparta Prague k.o 20.00

    David Pavelka Booking in 90mins.

    Skybet 15/8 Goodluck.

    Mint…

    • mint 4 days ago

      Evening,

      Rangers v Sparta Prague k.o 20.00

      David Pavelka Booking in 90mins.

      Skybet 15/8 Goodluck.

      Mintโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ท lost.

      1
  36. dc john boy 4 days ago

    In play

    Hagi to score 11/4

    • dc john boy 4 days ago

      Lost

      1
  37. Deano86 4 days ago

    Also adding this goals acca ,

    Slavia Prague โœ…
    Lokomotiv Moscow โœ…
    Leicester โœ…

    Over 2.5 mgโ€™s treble 3.62/1 skybet , may get better odds elsewhere ,

    Goodluck allโ€ฆโ€ฆ..

    **WON**

    That makes up for the earlier bet ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    6
  38. elvis parsley 4 days ago

    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Leicester v Legia Warsaw
    20:00
    Europa League
    Legia Warsaw to score 11- 10 (SKYBET) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Leicester conceded in 16 of their last 17 games including a 1-0 defeat in Poland.
    The one clean sheet was against Millwall in the league cup
    Legia are also out of form but both teams need a result here which could lead to goals
    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Legia to score ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ winner ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    Latest score 3-1 after 35 minutes.
    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

    23
    • Chip96 4 days ago

      Superb Elvis mate๐Ÿ‘

  39. Chip96 4 days ago

    Tonightโ€™s games

    Rep of Ireland (women) v Slovakia (women) โ€“ over 2.5 goals @ 5/4 (Betfair) โ€” NAP

    Dynamo Zagreb v Genk โ€“ over 2.5 goalsโŒ
    West Ham to winโœ…
    Sweden (women) v Finland (women) โ€“ over 2.5 goalsโœ…
    PSV v Sturm Graz โ€“ over 2.5 goalsโŒ

    Fourfold @ 5.5/1 (Betfair)โŒ

    โ€”

    Brutal night ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

  40. jamesylfc 4 days ago

    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บLeverkusen v Celtic
    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บRangers v Sparta Prague

    โ—พA Goal in Both Halves Double
    โ—พ1.7/1, William Hill

    โœ…โœ…

    Wrapped up nice and early at Ibrox, well done all winners ๐Ÿ‘

    9
    • vergas pictures 4 days ago

      Nice one jamesylfc

      1
  41. dc john boy 4 days ago

    PSV over 1.5tgs
    Frankfurt 1.5gs
    Olympiakos over 0.5tgs

    Treble 11/10**WON**
    Add an extra goal to each 15/2**LOST** no bonus

    Well done all winners

    4
  42. richtea 4 days ago

    Late treble pays 9/2……
    Both Teams to Score
    Atletico Lanus v CA Platense
    3/4

    Both Teams to Score
    Colon de Santa Fe v Club Atletico Rosario Central
    4/7

    Both Teams to Score
    Santos FC v Fortaleza
    1/1

    1
  43. sean567 4 days ago

    Over 1.5tgs (1745ko)
    Betis/Leverkusen/Rennes
    6/4 bet 365 NAPโœ…โœ…โœ…

    Over 1.5tgs (2000 ko)
    Bodo/psv/Frankfurt
    7/5 bet 365 NBโœ…โœ…โœ…

    Well done all winners ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    20
    • GregMacLean4 4 days ago

      Superb stuff Sean ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

      1
    • kf 4 days ago

      Cheers Sean, went with both

    • Chip96 4 days ago

      Well in Sean ๐Ÿ‘

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