RB Leipzig – Celtic SOCCER PICKS
RB Leipzig and Celtic meet at Red Bull Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Celtic presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win and 1 loss, the home team reaches this 3rd round in the 2nd position of Group B, with 3 points won. On the previous day, they won by (1-3) away against Rosenborg BK, after in the first match of this group stage they lost by (2-3) at home against Salzburg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Augsburg by (0-0). RB Leipzig won 3 and lost 1 of their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 8 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 27 of the last 28 matches they played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it marked the first goal in 6 of the last 8 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 6 came to the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in Four.
The RB Leipzig is a recent club and has not yet won any Bundesliga title (German Championship), but was already runner-up in the competition in the 2016/17 season and was runner-up in the 2.Liga (second national division) in 2015/16. In this edition of the Europa League, the team is doing a relatively good campaign, as it achieved a victory and a defeat in the first days, thus being in second place in Group B, three points behind the leader. In the last five games that RB Leipzig played in their stadium, if we count all the competitions, they scored two or more goals in all and in three they scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match RB Leipzig will play a more intense game and have several scoring opportunities.
After 1 victories, 0 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team reaches this 3rd round in the 3rd position of Group B, with 3 points won. On the previous day, they lost out to Salzburg by (3-1), after in the first match of this group stage they won by (1-0) at home against Rosenborg BK. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 8 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they won against Hibernian at home (4-2). In their last away game for the Premier League, they won by (0-6) against St. Johnstone. In the last 10 away matches Celtic has 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: it marked the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 it reached the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9 There are 2 periods in the last 12 away matches for all competitions: he scored 7 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Celtic is a club that has already won the Champions League once and has already won 49 Premier League titles, in addition to thirty-eight Scottish Cups. In this season, the Scottish team was eliminated in the 3rd round of the Champions League by the AEK, of Greece, and now in the group stage of the Europa League achieved a victory and a defeat in the first days, thus being in the third position of Group B, three points behind the first classified of the group. In the last five games that Celtic played in the status of visitor, if we count all the competitions, they scored at least two goals in three of them. We believe that in this match Celtic will score goals again.