Celtic vs. AC Milan Preview (Champions League): Celtic Pushes For Champions League Bid While Rosonneris Plan To Seal Their Fate

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Updated: November 20, 2013
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Celtic is determined to extend their stay in the tournament. The points they accumulated in matches that ended in a draw give them hope. The biggest question is, can they survive the attacks of an equally aggressive and online betting heavy favorite,  Rossoneri? 

 

Match Date: 26  November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Celtic Park

 

Team Form

Celtic

With just 2 points behind AC Milan, the Hoops have no plans of throwing the white towel yet. Neil Lennon and his boys are positive that a single victory can make a difference and therefore, extend their stay in the tournament.
Despite being at the rock bottom of their group, the squad’s narrow victory against Ajax, earned them 3 points. It also created a safety buffer that will prevent them from automatically falling out of the competition and at the same time, closer to their opponents.
Should they win against AC Milan, the club can equalize and even take the third spot away from Ajax.

 

 

AC Milan

Despite their poor performance in the domestic league, the Rossoneris remain a strong force in the Champions League and winning the match against Celtic secures their opportunity to continue in the tournament.

 

AC Milan occupies the runner up spot in their group, following Barcelona. They only won once, but they secured 2 draws, which (propelled) their rank in the competition. They also fare well in terms of their goal difference. Nonetheless, they cannot underestimate the host. Doing so will  put them at risk of continuing their campaign.
If Celtic equalizes, they have the opportunity to steal the spotlight from AC Milan, provided that they win against Barcelona or force a stalemate. This is also possible should the Rossoneris lose their last 2 matches. But this possibility is less likely to happen compared to the probability of the Italian outfit dominating the match, given their extensive experience in the tournament.

 

 

Football betting tip: Celtic 1-2 AC Milan

A down the wire match is about to take place in Celtic Park. AC Milan will control the match and eventually, advance to the next stage. Yet, the Hoops are less likely to give them an easy victory on the pitch.

 

 

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