Celtic vs FC Copenhagen Prediction (UEFA Europa League) – February 28, 2020, 04:00 (GMT +8)
Celtic get their chance to advance to the next round as they host Copenhagen in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 duel on Friday at Celtic Park. But Copenhagen have the same agenda as they aim to make good impression away. Read on for Celtic vs FC Copenhagen Prediction and betting tips.
Celtic vs FC Copenhagen Match Previews
A nine-match winning run in all competitions by Celtic in all competitions was snapped by Copenhagen in their opening duel at Telia Parken as the hosts from Denmark forced a 1-1 draw, turning this coming match into a winner-take-all affair.
On a positive note for Celtic, that away goal was their first away in a European knockout tie since Henrik Larson netted a goal at Portuguese side Boavista in 2003 that move the Scots into the UEFA Cup final.
That performance at Copenhagen gave Neil Lennon’s men plenty to cheer about as they aim to frustrate the visitors at Celtic Park in their bid to reach the round-of-16.
After a 2-1 loss to visiting Rangers, Celtic, who captured the domestic treble of Premiership, Scottish Cup and League Cup for an unprecedented third successive season in2019, bounced back with nine straight wins in all competitions, two of them at home.
Neil Lennon’s men were on a four-game winning run in their last matches until they were halted at Telia Parken where Copenhagen leveled through a 52nd-minute goal from striker Dame N’Doye. Celtic had taken a 1-nil lead earlier through striker Odsonne Edouard’s goal in the 14th minute.
Copenhagen, the reigning champions in Denmark who are in their fourth Europa League round-of-32 campaign, will also be buoyed after sharing the spoils in the first leg, albeit Celtic appear hard to hurdle at Celtic Park where they had scored eight goals in two latest Scottish Premiership games.
Prior to this meeting, Celtic warmed up by whipping visiting Kilmarnock 3-1 to stay ahead in the Scottish Premiership, whilst Copenhagen salvaged a 1-1 draw at Silkeborg to remain second in the Danish Superliga standings.
|2.66||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.37|
|0.72||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||0.90|
Head to Head (last 3 matches)
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|21.02.20||FC Copenhagen (1-1) Celtic|
|FC Copenhagen (3-1) Celtic|
|Celtic (1-0) FC Copenhagen|
Celtic vs FC Copenhagen Prediction
• Celtic are well on their way to another title in the Scottish Prem, and should have their sights focused on their European matches. This will be the 2nd tie against the two sides after having drawn the first at Copenhagen.
• FC Copenhagen could have wished for a better start this year, as the Danish side have played only 3 games so far and have yet to win. Though they have managed to score in 10 out of their last 11 away games in all competitions.
• Celtic should be primed and ready for this match as they have been formidable at home, dropping only 1 game since the start of the competition. With the visitors still struggling to find their form, the Scottish giants are sure to advance on to the round of 16.
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