EUROPA: Champions League - Qualification
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+2)
On the 14th of August, Friday in UEFA headquarters in Switzerland will be held the 3rd qualifying draw of the Champions League. At this stage of qualifiers into the micro-tournament League Route CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Nice France, Ajax Holland, Brugge Belgium and 5 more clubs are going to participate.
Simultaneously, will be held Champions Route draw. And here the bright favorites are Salzburg, København, Legia, BATE, Maribor, Partizan, Rijeka, Malmö, Rosenborg and also…
Celtic Scotland (the head coach Brendan Rodgers)
New championship of Scotland will start only on the 5th of August. And in the first calendar match the team of Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park will meet Heart. The Celts have planned series of friendlies and their last meeting ended with the winning over the 4th club of the championship of Ireland Shamrock Rovers with the score 9:0. Stuart Armstrong and Scott Sinclair were the authors of doubles.
Linfield Northern Ireland (the head coach David Healy)
Now Celtic came to Belfast to famous Windsor Park where will be held its first meeting with the champion of Northern Ireland. Due to extremely low ranking of its association Linfield had already taken part in the first qualification round of the Champions League. And by the sum of two matches it is ahead of the champion of San Marino La Fiorita - 1:0 (1:0 and 0:0).
New championship of the Northern Ireland will start only on the 12th of August. And that is why now Linfield as Celtic can play only friendlies.
To tell the truth this pair demonstrates the meeting with two absolutely different by their game level opponents. And that is why the victory of the team of Brendan Rodgers even in the first meeting is definite. The question is, what will the score be?
Linfield – 21.00, draw – 9.00, Celtic – 1.10;
Our tip: Celtic (Asian Handicap -2) - odds 1.74 BetVictor