Celtic vs Midtjylland: any problems for the Celts?
Celtic is yet to play the first official match of the season, will the lack of game practice be a problem for the Celts in the match against Midtjylland on July 20? You will find the answer in our prediction.
A previous season was a complete failure for Celtic - in the middle of the season it became clear that they won't be able to compete against Rangers for the first spot. Eventually, Celts finished on the second spot, losing the first one to Rangers by staggering 25 points.
Club's board was not happy with that result, so we saw a change of head coach - Ange Postecoglou became the new manager of the club, despite his lack of experience on that level. As for the squad, we should mention a departure of a long-time captain, Scott Brown, who played almost 400 matches for the Celts.
But club also signed some new players - Kyogo Furuhashi from Kobe for 5.5 million euros and Liel Abada, who was bought for a solid fee of 4 million euros from Maccabi Petah Tikva.
Midtjylland also failed to live up to fans' expectations. Club was the main title contender, but somehow lost the golden medals, not even to Kobenhavn, but to Brondby, who finished on the first place, beating Midtjylland by only one point. That result put an end to Brian Priske's tenure as the Wolves' head coach. Bo Henriksen will now try to put the team back on top.
Midtjylland has already played the first official match of the season - in the first round of Danish Superliga Wolves were beaten by Odense (1:2) at home, though we should say that it was not the best line-up of Midtjylland.
Out of last four matches of Midtjylland three finished with that score
In all three most recent matches Midtjylland conceded in the first half
In three of last four Midtjylland matches this bet played
Celtic's pre-season was way too short, club played only four matches, but Midtjylland is far from peak form as well, so neither team has an advantage on that front. Celtic is a more experienced team in European competitions, plus Ange Postecoglou's team has a better squad, so Celts should be able to record a victory at home.
We think that hosts won't have any problems. Our prediction - Celtic to win
Celtic will try their best to record a home victory, otherwise, they will have a hard time in Denmark. Celtic is unlikely to leave the today game scoreless, especially since Wolves' defense is not so good right now. But it will be hard to keep a clean sheet for the Scottish team - Midtjylland is playing offensive football and scores many goals.
Our second bet will be on both teams to score