Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva Betting Tips And Predictions
UEFA Champions League Playoff Round
Location: Celtic Park
Date: 17th August 2016
Live on BT Sport 1
Celtic will be fairly happy with their draw in the Champions League playoff round.
But Hapoel Beer Sheva overcame one of the best sides in this side of the draw. Olympiakos had been in the Champions League group stages every year since 2011. They will have expected to reach this stage at least and would have fancied their chances against Celtic. The Israelis can’t be underestimated.
Although Celtic under Brendan Rodgers are showing signs of coming together. The win at Hearts was followed up by the impressive mauling of Motherwell. Scott Sinclair announced his arrival at Hearts but he caught the eye at Celtic Park.
Apart from scoring a wonderful goal he delivered an all round performance that has excited Celtic fans. He is the kind if player who looks capable of doing damage at Champions League level that Celtic have been crying out for.
With Patrick Roberts or a rejuvenated James Forrest on the other wing Celtic carry real threat. Another player rejuvenated this season is Scott Brown. He has led his charges with a real joie de vivre that’s been missing for far too long.
Even the Celtic defence is beginning to take a better shape. Eoghan O Connell has deputised in the absence of three other centre half backs. With the injured players all on the way back there will be a real battle for the extra place beside Kolo Toure.
Overall there is a confidence about Celtic that simply wasn’t there last season. It’s in the team, it’s in the fans and it’s in the air at Celtic Park. A boisterous crowd should give Celtic an excellent platform to take in to the second leg.
Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
Hapoel look likely to sit in so Both Teams To Score has no appeal at 2.1 (11/10) with bet365. Both Teams To Score NO is 1.85 (17/20) with McBookie and Marathon Bet and that is well worth considering.
Handicap backers can get 2.24 (31/25) for Celtic -1 Asian Handicap from McBookie. That offers stake back insurance should Celtic win by one goal and should also be in your thoughts.
Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva Betting Tips And Predictions – Free Football Tips
Both Teams To Score NO @ 1.85 with McBookie