Manchester City v Celtic Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 6th December
Here go then for round two of Manchester City and Celtic in the UEFA Champions League. The first meeting at Parkhead was a classic thriller. Manchester City have already settled on second place in the group behind Celtic, after drawing at Monchengladbach on match day five. So they have nothing to play for but for a bit of pride and confidence and to shake off that home defeat against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. Celtic through need a big performance only for pride as they will finish fourth regardless of results on Tuesday.
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Manchester City v Celtic Betting Tips
Manchester City have gone W3 D2 L1 across their last six games in all competitions and will be going into this final group stage match of the UEFA Champions League on the back of that disastrous home loss against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. They have to shake themselves up after the ugly scenes that marred the end of the game and Chelsea took their defence to the cleaners. So big issues at the back for Guardiola to fix and that will probably happen in the January transfer window. Both teams have scored in 11 of City’s last fifteen games across all competitions. You can take a price of 4/6 at Bet365 on Both teams to score in this one and that will likely have plenty of backing. Manchester City have recorded very good home ins over Monchengladbach and Barcelona in the group so far and are clearly favourites for this one. However, their slip in a 1-1 draw out on the road against Monchengladbach on match day five saw them blow their chances of top spot. That was a huge let down after having beaten Barca. Manchester City are currently on a seven match unbeaten streak at home in the UEFA Champions League (W5 D2) which is their longest unbeaten streak of form in the competition.
Man City are within touching distance of being able to win all three home games in a single group stage campaign in the competition and the Premier League outfit have won four of their five previous Champions League final group stage matches. The 3-3 draw between these two at Parkhead was a great European night’s entertainment it there is a price of 17/20 at Bet365 on over 2.5 goals happening again in this meeting. Although, punters may look at the fact that Manchester City have only conceded one goal in their five champions League games played at the Etihad in the 2016 calendar year and stick on a 6/4 to win to nil wager for City. With City booking second spot, this is the first time that Pep Guardiola hasn’t taken top spot in a UEFA Champions League group incidentally, but City are through to the knockout stage for the fourth time in a row. Sergio Aguero, who caused all the chaos between Chelsea with his horror tackle on David Luiz, has scored in just one of his last six Champions League home games is running as a 4/9 option in the anytime goalscorer market with Kelechi Iheanacho at 8/11.
Celtic have the second worst defensive record in the UEFA Champions League this season so are going to be vulnerable in Manchester. Moussa Dembele is a 9/4 option in the anytime goalscorer market and he netted that brace from two shots against City at Parkhead. There is nothing for Celtic to play for then other than pride of getting a win. Big ask for them though, and Celtic haven’t won in the UEFA Champions League proper since a win over Ajax back in October 2013. The Bhoys have gone D2 L6 in their eight Champions League games since then. Then there is their away form. They have lost 26 of their 29 away games in the competition (D1 L2) and have not managed to keep a clean sheet in any of those away games. Celtic have conceded in each of their 18 Champions League games and also their overall record in England is W3 D2 L4.
Manchester City v Celtic Betting Odds
Man City 1/3, Draw 4/1, Celtic 8/1
Manchester City v Celtic Predictions
The stats just don’t’ stack up for Celtic in this one to get an away win to keep their European hopes alive by getting into the Europa League. Man City were a mess on the weekend and yet they should still have the quality and time and space to open up the visitors. Look for a game over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to stretch out to a two goal winning margin looks to be around the right mark for this one.