FC Barcelona vs Celtic Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first round of the UEFA Champions League in Group C, FC Barcelona host Celtic at Nou Camp. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between FC Barcelona vs Celtic.
MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 12: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona in action during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FC Barcelona have one of the best squads in the world and they are one of the main favorites to win the Champions League this season. They didn’t start well this season in Primera Division. True, they won two games, the first one against Betis 6-2, in the second round they beat Athletic Bilbao 0-1, while in the last La Liga game they unexpectedly lost at home against Alaves 1-2. True, they rested some important players such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, but they all be in the first eleven for this game. In the opening match they host Celtic and they want to start with win. Last season FC Barcelona were eliminated in the Quarter-finals of the Champions League after Atletico Madrid beat them 2-0 and they will be fully motivated to improve their performance this season and try to lift the trophy. Home side have already played against Celtic in the group phase of this competition three years ago and beat them in both matches (6-1, 0-1).
Celtic won the Scottish league last season and they reached the group phase of Champions League after they eliminated H. Beer Sheva in the qualifications. They weren’t impressive against team from Israel, but for them is more important that they have managed to reach the group phase of the best Europan club football competition. Visitors started this season very good and after four rounds they are standing at the top of the table. Without any doubt they are the main favorite to win the domestic competition, but they want to make good performance in Europe this season and try to reach the knock-out phase. Three days ago they played fantastic and smashed city rivals Rangers 5-1. The atmosphere in team is great and they will try to make positive result at Camp Nou. The newcomer Moussa Dembele scored the hat-trick on that game and he could be the most dangerous player for Barcelona’s defence.
Home side miss their first goalkeeper ter Stegen and newcomer André Gomes, while on the other side visitors will be without Boyata.
Home side lost the last game at home against Alaves and they will be fully motivated to win this game upfront their supporters. Visitors are underdogs and it will be hard for them, but I think that they would be satisfied if they manage to score. I expect open match between FC Barcelona vs Celtic and many goals.
FC Barcelona vs Celtic Betting Tip: over 3.5 goals @ 1.62 (Bet365)