Celtic v AIK Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd August 2019

Bhoys can deliver a home win

Europa League Betting

Celtic v AIK Betting Tips – Europa League, 22nd August 7.45pm

It is the Europa League now that Celtic have on their radar. That is because of their collapse against CFR Cluj in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. So now they have to try and dust themselves down from that massive disappointment. Swedish side AIK Solna will be standing between the Bhoys and a place in the Europa League group stage. Read our predictions for Celtic v AIK.

Celtic v AIK Betting Odds*

Celtic 3/5
Draw 11/4
AIK 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)

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Celtic News and Form

What next for Celtic who had a dreadful Champions League collapse in the third qualifying round. They looked well set after a 1-1 first leg away draw against CFR Cluj. But then it all fell apart for them at Parkhead, Celtic losing 3-4 on the night in front of their home support. So they are back in the Europa League after yet another Champions League misfire. In their last four games across all competitions, Celtic are now just W1 D2 L1 (90 minutes) so there is a bit of pressure mounting there.

Celtic 2 Goal Winning Margin


Can they at least salvage their European campaign and reach the group stage of the Europa League. That is where they ended up last season, beating FK Suduva 4-1 on aggregate in last season’s Europa League playoffs. Then in the group stage, Celtic scrapped and battled to get to the knockout stage, but they fell at the first hurdle there, crashing out against Valencia in what was a tough draw for them. But still the positives for Celtic is they have been scoring well this season, and they will want to come out strongly at home first in this tie.

Celtic v AIK Head to Head

This is the first meeting between the two teams


Key-Facts – Celtic v AIK

  • AIK Solna have no clean sheet in Europe this season
  • Both teams started in the Champions League qualifiers
  • Celtic reached the Europa League Round of 32 last season


AIK News and Form

AIK are well into their domestic season, just over half so they have no problems with match sharpness or fitness. They were up in the Champions League qualifiers like Celtic this season, but they had an early exit the second qualifying round. They missed out in a thrilling tie against Maribor. So that left them in the Europa League where they got a third qualifying round win over FC Sheriff.

That’s what the Swedes have been up to in Europe this season. They haven’t managed to earn a clean sheet this season in their six European games. Five of their six have made it over 2.5 goals in fact, so that hints at plenty of goal action coming up in this tie. AIK Solna have lost two of their three games on the road, both defeats happening by a 2-1 scoreline.

Celtic v AIK Tips & Odds

Celtic to win & both teams to score at 10/11
Over 3.5 goals at 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 18th, 2019 7:27 p.m.)

Celtic v AIK Predictions

Celtic to win: The Celtic defence does appear to be a little bit suspect at the moment so it is worth having a look at both teams to score in the match. There should be enough goals in the Celtic team and enough ambition to wipe out that Champions League disaster to see a home win.