Sarajevo v Celtic Betting Tips: 2, 2019-07-09

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 9th July 2019
Kickoff: 1845hrs
Pick: Celtic win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.65 (odds taken at 00:11 GMT, 09 July 2019)

Tuesday night marks the 1st legs of the 1st qualifying round of this season’s Champions League and our next preview features the clash between Bosnia & Herzegovina side, Sarajevo, taking on Scottish champions, Celtic as the betting tips continue at the Olimpijski Stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase.

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Sarajevo Prediction – Can Sarajevo halt losing streak?

Last season finished in triumphant fashion for Sarajevo who won the domestic Bosnia & Herzegovina Premijer Liga by a 5-point margin.

The hosts finished ahead of runners-up, Zrinjski, which saw Sarajevo qualify for this 1st qualifying round of the Champions League.

They ended the Premijer Liga season with back-to-back wins against Svijezda and GOSK Gabela, but their recent pre-season friendlies both ended in defeat.

Losses to Slovacko and Domzale in club friendlies isn’t the type of preparation they would have desired ahead of playing host to a strong Celtic outfit.

The recent friendly defeat to Slovacko ended a sold run of results on home turf which had seen Sarajevo put together a run of 6 matches without defeat.

However, despite holding home advantage in tonight’s 1st leg, Sarajevo will need to halt a miserable run of 5 defeats on the trot in the Champions League.

Defeats to Genk, Dynamo Kiev (home and away) and Lech Poznan (home and away) in previous Champions League ties doesn’t make for positive reading.


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Celtic Prediction – Can Celtic take a lead into 2nd leg?

Scottish champions, Celtic, will make their way over to Bosnia & Herzegovina in confident mood following last season’s domestic success.

Not only did Celtic win the Premiership league title, but they also captured the FA Cup too as they beat Hearts 2-1 in the final.

The visitors have also made a positive start to their pre-season preparations too as they’re unbeaten in their 3 friendlies to date.

Wins over Austrian clubs, Pinkafeld 6-1 and Wiener 2-1 was followed by a 0-0 draw away at Swiss side, St. Gallen.

With just 1 defeat out of their last 18 matches in all competitions (against Rangers), Celtic will be confident that they can get a result at Sarajevo on Tuesday night.

Results away from home have also been strong as Celtic have lost just 1 of their last 12 away matches in all competitions too.

Celtic have also performed in reasonable fashion in their recent forays into the Champions League, having lost just 1 of their last 6 ties.

Wins last season against Alashkert (home and away) and Rosenborg should give them confidence on this trip.


Key-Facts – Sarajevo v Celtic

  • Sarajevo have lost their last 5 ties on the trot in the Champions League
  • Celtic have lost just 1 of their last 18 matches in all competitions
  • This is the first meeting between Sarajevo and Celtic


Betting Tips Verdict

Sarajevo look to have their work cut out to get a result against a strong Celtic side in this 1st leg.

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