AIK Solna v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th August 2019

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AIK Solna v Celtic Betting Tips – Europa League, 29th August 7.45pm

With a 2-0 win at Parkhead, Celtic have taken firm control of this tie against Swedish side AIK. Can the Scottish Champions survive the night out on the road to make it to the group stage of the Europa League? It would be their consolation prize after failing in the Champions League qualifiers. Read our predictions for AIK Solna v Celtic.

AIK Solna v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 5/4
AIK 11/5
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 25th, 2019 at 8:28 p.m.)

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AIK Solna News and Form – Will AIK mount a comeback?

The Swedish side have an uphill task ahead of them to reach the group stage of the Europa League. They entered qualification in the previous round after having dropped down from the Champions League qualifiers against Maribor. This season in European action, AIK are W3 D1 L3 in their seven fixtures. So it has been unpredictable stuff from them.

Odsonne Edouard Anytime Goalscorer


Back in the Champions League qualifiers they did win their two home games, but then were held to a 1-1 home draw with FC Sheriff in the Europa League in the previous round. In the Europa League specifically, the Swedish team are winless in their last four played on home soil (D3 L1). All three of the drawn fixtures in that sequence were a 1-1 result. One positive that AIK can look at it is that they have lost just two of their last nine home games in the Europa League. Do they have enough about them to mount a comeback?

AIK Solna v Celtic Head to Head

This tie is the first time AIK and Celtic have met


Key-Facts – AIK Solna v Celtic

  • Celtic hold a 2-0 lead in the tie
  • Both teams dropped from the UCL qualifiers
  • Celtic have lost three of their last four Europa League games


Celtic News and Form – Can the Bhoys hold it together?

The Bhoys put in a good shift at home in the first leg of this tie, picking up a 2-0 win at Celtic Park. So they have a great opportunity in front of them to drive on for the Europa League group stage draw. On the weekend they remained perfect in their new Scottish premiership season, taking a win over Hearts. Celtic began their European campaign this season in the first round of the Champions League qualifiers. They won their opening four games but then in the third round, they ran into Romanian side CFR Cluj. Celtic took a 1-1 away draw in the first leg which actually set them up very well in the tie.

However, they crashed into a 3-4 loss at home in the second leg. So that is why Celtic are ploughing along now in the Europa League. Goals from James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard gave them the advantage in the tie. So what about the form of Celtic in the Europa league? The Scottish Champions are W4 L5 in their last nine games in the competition (including qualification). They were on a three-match losing streak (from last season’s group stage) before their win against AIK in the first leg of this tie.

AIK Solna v Celtic Tips & Odds

Celtic to win by a 1 goal margin at 3/1
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 25th, 2019 at 8:28 p.m.)

AIK Solna v Celtic Predictions

Celtic to win: On the evidence of what was seen in the first leg of this tie, we aren’t expecting that much of fightback from the Swedes. But with Celtic you just never know. Away win & both teams to score as it may yet still get interesting.

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