Sarajevo v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th July 2019

Bhoys to keep it steady in Bosnia

Champions League Betting

Sarajevo v Celtic Betting Tips – UEFA Champions League, 9th July 6.45 pm

The long road to the main draw of the Champions League starts here in the first qualifying round of action. Celtic get another early start to the summer. They will be making the trip to Bosnia for this first leg of their first qualification tie as they take on Sarajevo. Read our predictions for Sarajevo v Celtic.

Sarajevo v Celtic Betting Odds*

Celtic 8/13
Draw 3/1
FK Sarajevo 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 7th, 2019 at 3:49 a.m.)

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Celtic News and Form

Competitive club action returns. This is the first qualifying round of the Champions League, so an early summer start against for the Bhoys. Neil Lennon has been kept on as boss after delivering the Premiership title and the FA Cup. He was brought back (temporarily initially), towards the end of last season when Brendan Rodgers jumped shipped to move to Leicester.

Celtic to win to nil


Naturally, because of the timing of this game, there is going to be rust. There is going to be under strength starting eleven. It does look as if it could be a tricky little away leg though, especially if they underestimate what they are up against. But still, you would expect the Scottish Champions to get through this unscathed.

Sarajevo News and Form

Sarajevo are back for a Champions League campaign after winning the Bosnian top flight by five points last season. This won’t be their first taste of Champions League football. They were last in action in the 2015/16 second qualifying round where they lost 3-0 on aggregate to Lech Poznan.

In the 2007/08 season, they did get through the first two qualifying round before losing to Dynamo Kyiv in the third. They are holding a record of W2 D2 L8 from previous European Cup/Champions League games. FK Sarajevo scored 19 and conceded 19 in those games. They have lost each of their last four games in the competition (all qualifiers).

Sarajevo v Celtic Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 3/1
Under 2.5 goals at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 7th, 2019 at 3:49 a.m.)

Sarajevo v Celtic Predictions

Celtic to win: Regardless even if they just try and settle for a draw, Celtic should get through this tie. This is just about avoiding a potential banana skin out on the road in their first competitive action for the summer. Stick under 2.5 goals.