Football Betting Tips: Celtic vs AEK Athens
There are Champions League places on the line for both Celtic and AEK Athens in what should be a gripping encounter at Celtic Park. Celtic overcame Rosenborg over two legs to progress to this third qualifying round whilst AEK Athens warranted entry into this stage by virtue of their impressive title-winning campaign in the Greek Super League last term.
UEFA Champions League Qualifier – 1st Leg – Celtic vs AEK Athens – Celtic Park
- Wednesday 8th August 2018
- Kick-off: 19.45 GMT
- Celtic – Best Odds – 4/5 (William Hill)
- AEK Athens – Best Odds – 18/5 (Bet Bright)
- Draw – Best Odds – 23/10 (Betfred)
Brendan Rodgers’s men have impressed so far in Champions League qualification and they will be eager to reach the group stages again this season.
The Scottish Champions kick off their domestic campaign in the meantime against Livingston as they look to continue to dominate the Scottish football landscape.
Odsonne Edouard impressed last round against Rosenborg – scoring twice in the home leg as the hoops secured a comfortable 3-1 aggregate victory.
The yellow-blacks picked up their 12th Super League title last term ending 7 years of Olympiacos dominance.
The will be desperate to fly the flag for Greek football in Europe’s flagship competition – having last reached the group stages over 10 years ago.
Marko Livaja scored 8 goals in his debut season for AEK and he’ll be hoping to kick on here in his second season.
Celtic vs AEK Athens Head to Head
This is the first competitive meeting between these two European giants and it should be a fascinating battle.
The second leg will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on Tuesday 14th August 2018.
Celtic vs AEK Athens Odds and Predictions
Celtic will be looking to utilise home advantage here in an exciting looking match-up.
Both teams to score – YES – looks a strong bet at 11/10 with Betway.
Odsonne Edouard has emerged as Celtic’s go-to man currently and he’ll lead the line here.
Odsonne Edouard to score anytime looks a sensible bet at 13/10 with 888 Sport.
Celtic will be backed by passionate home support and they will want to travel to Greece with something to defend.
Over 1.5 goals in the game looks an excellent move at 4/11 with Bet Bright.
AEK Athens will pose problems but Celtic are prolific at home and should get the win here.
Celtic to win the match looks a super bet at 4/5 with William Hill.
Celtic 2 – 1 AEK Athens – 7/1 with Betfred.
Top Celtic vs AEK Athens Betting Tip
AEK Athens will arrive in Glasgow full of confidence but Celtic will want to put on a show for their home fans and take a step towards the Champions’ League group stages.
Celtic to win the match and both teams to score looks a good punt at 18/5 with Bet Victor.