Celtic vs Valencia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another exciting clash awaits the football fans this Wednesday, as Celtic will host Valencia in the first leg of the best of 32. The game will take place at the Celtic Park and it is bound to provide the fans with plenty of chances, goals, and most importantly betting opportunities.
Celtic have secured their place in the knockout phase by finishing second in Group B, behind Salzburg. They managed to win nine points from three wins and three losses. Celtic have won seven of their 30 UEFA matches against Spanish opposition. It is worth noting that they have lost five of the last eight games at home, including four defeats to FC Barcelona.
Valencia are coming into this clash after finishing third in Group H of their Champions League campaign. Over the course of six matches, they won eight points from two wins, two draws, and two losses. This is their fifth appearance in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 and they have won all four previous ties, against Club Brugge, Stoke, Dynamo Kyiv, and Rapid Wien. They had the most success in the seasons of 2011/12 and 2013/14 when they managed to reach the semi-finals.
The two clubs have faced each other on two occasions, both of which occurred way back in 2001. Valencia triumphed in the first by the minimal result and the second one ended as a 1-1 draw. It will be interesting to see the outcome of this match considering the way that the two clubs have played in the recent weeks. Celtic are on an eight-game winning streak at home and during those eight games, they have not conceded a single goal. On the other side, Valencia have a record of a win, two draws, and two losses from the five most recent outings.
Celtic have three missing players for the match against Valencia. Eboue Kouassi, Tomas Rogic and Filip Benkovic are injured and they will not play on the match against Valencia. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive in the midfield.
On the other side Valencia have only one missing player for the match in Scotland. Facundo Roncaglia is suspended and he can't play on Thursday night. All other players are available for the match and they are highly motivated to make a positive score in the first leg.
Possible starting lineups
Celtic: Gordon; Tierney, Simunovic, Boyata, Toljan; Sinclair, Christie, Brown, McGregor, Forrest; Edouard
Valencia: Neto; Piccini, Paulista, Diakhaby, Gaya; Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Guedes; Moreno, Mina
Celtic vs Valencia Prediction
Another one very good football game to win some cash with high betting odd. Match Celtic vs Valencia will be a tough one and it will be a true football fight in Scotland. Celtic will play aggressive in midfield and they will play very cautious. Their main objective for the match will be to keep a clean sheet. Celtic are on a winning streak of seven matches in all competitions and all players are in full of confidence. On the other side Valencia also like to play strong and aggressive football and we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls. They play with some oscillating in form this season, but this is very important match for them and they will do their best not to lose in Scotland. Valencia are unbeaten in five matches in all competitions, but have drawn their last three. Their main objective for this game will be long balls and fast counterattacks.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Celtic vs Valencia Prediction: Draw. We expect match without a winner, but expect to see goals. Our second, but risky bet goes on correct score 1-1. If you want to take a risk then can try with high betting odd on Santi Mina to score first. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.