FC Astana (Kaz) – Celtic (Sco) Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (22.08.2017)


Prediction for FC Astana (Kaz) – Celtic (Sco)

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Astana and Celtic measure their strength at Astana Arena in a return leg for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs) after Celtic’s (5-0) home win in the first leg. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In this match the home factor can be decisive, since Celtic presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

FC Astana (Kaz) :

After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives at this disadvantaged away game as they need to recover 5 handicap goals and have not scored any goals away in the previous game. This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last 10 matches at home for all competitions, Astana won 8 and tied for 2. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.

Astana starts for this game after a heavy defeat at home to Celtic, 5-0, meaning it has an almost impossible mission in this return match of the Champions League play-offs. In this game at home coach Stanimir Stoilov should act in the likeness of the last game, that is, 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the long direct passes for the attack. Junior Kabananga is the most dangerous player of this team, being a very powerful player and strong in the conduction of the ball towards the attack. Everything indicates that there are no important absences to register in this game.

Celtic (Sco):

The visiting team reaches this match back with a 5-goal lead, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games has recorded 12 wins and 3 draws as a visitor, with 44 goals scored and 6 suffered; Against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 39 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team comes to this match after a win away with Kilmarnock by (0-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Celtic won 8 and tied 2. The team has shown great defensive solidity, as it did not suffer any goal in the last 5 games, and its attack has marked regularly, and Who scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition.

Celtic come to this game with a 0-2 win against Kilmarnock in a Scottish championship game: goals from the win were scored by Forrest and McGregor. Usually the technician Brendan Rodgers plays in 4-2-3-1, privileging the possession of the ball and the attacks paused and with criterion, nevertheless, in this party will be natural that the visitors act more cautious, since they have a huge advantage . Callum McGregor is one of the big highlights of Celtic, with 2 goals and 1 assist. Everything indicates that the coach will not be able to count on the injured Boyata, Sviatchenko and Dembele.

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