RB Leipzig vs Celtic Betting Preview – 25/10/2018

RB Leipzig vs Celtic Betting Preview – 25/10/2018

RB Leipzig vs Celtic

Bundesliga side Leipzig welcome Scottish giants Celtic to the Red Bull Arena on Thursday evening as two of Group B’s sides go head-to-head for a win that will get them one step closer to a place in the knockout stages. The game will be the first ever match between the two and both sides will be desperate to prevail in what will be a historic tie between German and Scottish sides.

Leipzig turn their attentions back to their third game in the Europa League on Thursday evening in pursuit of their second win in Group B which could potentially propel them above rivals Salzburg if results were to go their way. Ralf Rangnick’s side have had great preparation for another tie in Europe and prior to a recent 0-0 draw with Augsburg in the German top-flight, Thursday’s hosts were one of the eye-catching attacking sides in their domestic season, evident in their 6-0 victory over Nurnberg one game after their 3-1 win away to Rosenborg in their last Europa League tie. Rangnick’s side clearly have an attacking presence and the hosts to score 2+ goals in this one is an attractive 4/9 with Sky Bet. Leipzig have also scored three or more goals on four occasions in all competitions this term and that to happen again can be found at 11/8, also with Sky Bet.

Spearheading Leipzig’s attacks has been three of their front men, with German International Timo Werner grabbing four goals in eight, whilst Danish star Yussuf Poulsen has achieved the same record so far this term. A goal for either man anytime during the 90 minutes is 4/7 for Werner and an attractive 13/10 for Poulsen, both of which are with Bet 365. Elsewhere, Jean-Kevin Augustin has scored three times in six Bundesliga ties this term, as well as notching in Leipzig’s last Europa League tie and the Frenchman is a tidy 7/2 to score first with Betfair this week. Leipzig have been especially impressive in the final third of most of their matches this term and the hosts to win both halves on Thursday can be priced at 21/10 with Sky Bet. An impressive 4.5 goals on average in each match at the Red Bull Arena has made the home side one of the eye-catching sides this term and over 4.5 goals in this one is 33/10 with Unibet.

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic travel to the Red Bull Arena in hot pursuit of the top two in Group B, but the Scottish giants are yet to find their feet both domestically and in Europe and a win and a loss in this competition proves that. The away team who are also typically high scorers and are known for coming into matches to entertain their fans have scored just twice in their two matches against Salzburg and Rosenborg and under 2.5 goals in this one can be found at 17/11 with Betfair. Aside from their 3-1 loss to Salzburg, Celtic have seemingly prepared for this game on German soil in impressive style and three straight wins in the Scottish Premiership, which have seen Rodgers’ men hammer St Johnstone 6-0 and Hibernian 4-2, will have the Hoops in high confidence.

Their impressive style change which has seen Celtic fully focussed on attacking throughout has seen young Frenchman Odsonne Edouard flourish and four goals in his last three fixtures makes him a real danger man and a handful for the home side on Thursday. The French forward to score the opener is 17/2 with Sky Bet, whilst anytime can be found at 15/8 with Bet365. Elsewhere, Leigh Griffiths has been struggling for his usual exciting form, but the Scottish international will be looking to bounce back with a goal this week and a goal across the 90 minutes for the 28-year-old is priced at 5/2 with Sky Bet. Both teams have scored in just three of Celtic’s last 11 fixtures and both teams not to score in this tie is evens with Betway. However, with the class within both teams, backing both teams to score is arguably the smarter move and that can be priced at 8/11 with Betway also.

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