12BET Football Tips: Celtic vs Juventus
FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS: Celtic will continue their Champions League adventure against Scudetto winners Juventus. The Hoops last faced the Bianconeri in a Champions League group stage match in 2001 and eventually lost out of qualification to the Italian giants.
Venue: Celtic Park (Celtic) Date: February 13, 2013 Time: 03:45 (+8:00 GMT)
Asian Bookie Handicap Odds: Juventus as Favourites, 0.5-1 (0.75)-Handicap for Celtic
Both Celtic and Juventus are on top of their respective leagues but the Hoops have less European experience, making the Bianconeri the favourite in this match. Nevertheless, the Scottish side’s resurgence is one to reckon by all clubs in the Champions League.
Celtic’s 2-1 victory against Barcelona in the group stage shows that they have the edge to beat European giants. Striker Gary Hooper, much coveted by top European clubs, will be the focal point in attack, although it is uncertain if injured Georgios Samaras will link up with him.
Two-time Champions League winners Juventus have a deeper exposure to European competitions. Their league form remains impressive despite losing their much-publicized unbeaten run of 49 games midway through the season.
Goals could most likely come from Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco and Mirko Vucinic. Midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Antonio Vidal will run the playmaking while keeper Gianluigi Buffon remains first choice in front of goal.
12BET.com, a popular football betting name in Europe, Asia and worldwide, rates Juventus as favourites to win at 2.050. The Bianconeri have to win by one goal in order for their bettors to win over Celtic’s handicap of 0.5-1 (0.75) (0-1 to 0.75-1 for Juventus).
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