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Celtic to secure a comfortable win over Nomme Kalju

23 July 2019 | Champions League | Preview
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Celtic to secure a comfortable win over Nomme Kalju

Scottish giants Celtic continue their quest for group stage football in the Champions League on Wednesday night as the Hoops host Estonian outfit Nomme Kalju in the second qualifying round first leg.

The reigning SPL champions have a good recent record in the early stages of the Champions League, having won five of their last eight matches in the competition, including comfortably dispatching Bosnian outfit Sarajevo 5-2 on aggregate in the last round.

The Hoops will be looking to progress to the group stage of the competition for the first time since 2017 when they were the whipping boys in a group containing Bayern Munich, PSG and Anderlecht.

The lack of qualification for the Champions League proper has caused unrest amongst the fans, who believe their team should be performing better on the big stage.

Celtic Park has become something on a fortress in recent seasons in the early stages of the competition anyway, as the Hoops are unbeaten in four home games, having recorded three wins while scoring at least twice in the victories.

Estonian outfit Nomme Kalju are one of the lesser experienced teams left in the Champions League at this stage, as this season is just the second time they have appeared in Europe’s elite competition. Their only other appearance in the Champions League was back in 2013 when they exited at this stage.

The visitors made it through to second qualifying round by beating Macedonian team Shkendija on away goals. The club from the Estonian capital suffered a 1-0 defeat on home soil, only to rescue the tie by recording a 2-1 win in the second leg.

The second leg was following a familiar high-scoring trend for the visitors in this competition, as four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals.

Forebet predicts that Celtic will put one leg in the next round by recording a victory in a low-scoring encounter.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Champions League | 2nd Qualifying Round
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Celtic FCNomme Kalju
24/07/2019 20:45 GMT
562420 1 2 - 0 2.17 15° 1.03
FT
5 - 0
(3 - 0)

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Group A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Paris St. Germain 16 6 5 1 0 17 2 15
2. Real Madrid 11 6 3 2 1 14 8 6
3. Club Brugge 3 6 0 3 3 4 12 -8
4. Galatasaray SK 2 6 0 2 4 1 14 -13
Group B
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Bayern München 18 6 6 0 0 24 5 19
2. Tottenham 10 6 3 1 2 18 14 4
3. Olympiakos Pireus 4 6 1 1 4 8 14 -6
4. FK Crvena Zvezda 3 6 1 0 5 3 20 -17
Group C
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 14 6 4 2 0 16 4 12
2. Atalanta Bergamo 7 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4
3. Shakhtar Donetsk 6 6 1 3 2 8 13 -5
4. Dinamo Zagreb 5 6 1 2 3 10 13 -3
Group D
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Juventus FC 16 6 5 1 0 12 4 8
2. Atlético Madrid 10 6 3 1 2 8 5 3
3. Bayer Leverkusen 6 6 2 0 4 5 9 -4
4. Lokomotiv Moscow 3 6 1 0 5 4 11 -7
Group E
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 13 6 4 1 1 13 8 5
2. SSC Napoli 12 6 3 3 0 11 4 7
3. RB Salzburg 7 6 2 1 3 16 13 3
4. Racing Genk 1 6 0 1 5 5 20 -15
Group F
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. FC Barcelona 14 6 4 2 0 9 4 5
2. Borussia Dortmund 10 6 3 1 2 8 8 0
3. Inter Milano 7 6 2 1 3 10 9 1
4. Slavia Praha 2 6 0 2 4 4 10 -6
Group G
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. RB Leipzig 11 6 3 2 1 10 8 2
2. Lyon 8 6 2 2 2 9 8 1
3. SL Benfica 7 6 2 1 3 10 11 -1
4. Zenit 7 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2
Group H
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Chelsea 11 6 3 2 1 11 9 2
2. Valencia CF 11 6 3 2 1 9 7 2
3. AFC Ajax 10 6 3 1 2 12 6 6
4. Lille OSC 1 6 0 1 5 4 14 -10

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