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Celtic v Spartak Moscow Betting Preview
Celtic host Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday evening and know that they need to better the result of Benfica to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Celtic Park is sure to be absolutely rocking for this one and the fans will try to act as a twelfth man on this massive night for the Scottish champions.
Not many bookmakers would have been expecting such a superb Champions League campaign for the Bhoys, but they know it counts for nothing if they do not manage to secure qualification.
Neil Lennon will be hoping that Barcelona can do them a favour and beat Benfica, which would mean a point would see them into the final sixteen. However, Lennon must send his men out to win as Barca have slipped up in this group this season – something Celtic are very much aware of.
They are the favourites to claim all three points in this one as well at 3/5 with Paddy Power. If Celtic can get their big name players performing at their best, then they should be claiming all three points here.
Spartak Moscow have nothing really to play for either as they know they will finish at the bottom of this group. The Russian side have had one victory in the Champions League this season though as they beat Benfica earlier in the campaign.
A bet on an away win will offer you some cracking value as well as it is out at 21/4 with BetVictor. The visitors certainly have the personal capable of coming out on top here, and they can really play with the pressure off.
It is likely that Spartak will come out and attack and look to claim another victory in Europe’s elite club competition, so the bookies could have a number of bets on lots of goals.
The half-time/full-time market might be the best one to make some money in this one and the home team winning at the break and the final whistle is currently at 13/10. Spartak doing the same thing will give you odds of 11/1 with Coral.
In terms of betting on this market though, we fancy there to be plenty of drama and Celtic to head into half-time losing, but end up taking all three points. This happening has odds of 25/1 over at Betfred and when you consider the entertainment we have had in the Champions League so far, this could be a cracking bit of value.
It should be an enthralling 90 minutes of action in Glasgow and potentially a famous night in the history of Celtic Football Club.