Hapoel Beer Sheva v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions
UEFA Champions League Playoff Round
Location: Turner Stadium
Date: 23rd August 2016
Live on BT Sport 2
The biggest obstacle Celtic need to overcome is the heat.
It could remain at thirty degrees or more by the time the game kicks off in Isreal. That is despite the game kicking off at almost 10pm local time.
Although Celtic are taking a big lead into this game the two away goals should be a source of concern. The Hoops also looked to have the measure of their opponents in the first leg. But this tie is being played in different circumstances.
Celtic also look tempting at more than 2/1 to win over ninety minutes. But when it comes to Scottish teams in Europe you can never discount the potential for calamity. Even though Haoel Be’er Sheva are missing their captain and there are doubts over the fitness of Miguel Vitor.
For their part Celtic are nearing a clean bill of health. Patrick Roberts and Mikael Lustig have travelled with Lustig likely to start. The defence should be the same four that started the first leg.
While Celtic have looked very commanding since the start of the Premiership season they have conceded five goals in four games. The manner in which they almost capitulated against St Johnstone on Saturday shows there are questions still to be answered.
But the manner in which they responded shows that they are a different side to last year. Last season may have seen St Johnstone get right back into the game. It would have resulted in a nervy last few minutes at the very least.
This season’s side never really looked like losing despite the late comeback. If it wasn’t for the heat they would be a very tempting proposition here.
Hapoel Beer Sheva v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions – Best Betting Odds
Hapoel are favourites at 2.4 (7/5) with 888Sport and they are shortening. Celtic are available at 3.1 (21/10) with bet365 and others. Betway are best price for a draw at 3.75 (11/4).
Both teams to score is likely but short at a best 1.67 (4/6) with 888Sport. There may be reason to take on Both teams to score NO at 2.5 (6/4) with McBookie. Some may prefer under 2.5 goals at 2.2 (6/5) with Marathon Bet.
Personally I will be leaving this game alone although if Celtic drift a little further the price could be too much to refuse.
Hapoel Beer Sheva v Celtic Betting Tips And Predictions – Free Football Tips