The Scottish champion Celtic accepts the Swedish champion Malmo in the match of the playoffs for entry into the group stage of the Champions League. The Scots did not take part in the groups of the tournament in the last two season. They were eliminated in the qualifying rounds from a much modest teams. Now, the hosts have learned something from the previous years and will give the maximum to succeed and to reach the biggest goal - to entry among the strongest teams in Europe. The guests from Sweden have qualified in the group stage last year, but now their task seems far more difficult. Their game mentioned by messibest.com in the last campaign showed that they should not be written off so easily. World bookmakers set as a favorite the team of Celtic with odds of 1.67, with a draw at 3.90, and the success of Malmo is estimated at 6.00.
Celtic managed to overcome two opponents before this meeting in the previous two rounds of the tournament. First was eliminated the Iceland champion Stjarnan Gardabaer after two wins with 2:0 at home and 4:1 in Iceland. In the second round, the "celtics" dealt with the Azerbaijani leader Qarabag FK after domestic success with 1:0 and a goalless draw in the second leg. Celtic takes the second in the Scottish league, as recorded three wins and one draw after the first four rounds. In the last round, Celtic has won without problems against Inverness with 4:2 at home. The striker Leigh Griffiths is in great shape, scoring four goals so far.
Malmo also overcame two teams on its way to the final round of qualifying. The team successively removed the Lithuanian champion Zalgiris after a goalless draw at home and success with 1:0 in the second leg. In the next stage, Malmo dealt with the strong team of Red Bull Salzburg in a very dramatic way. After losing in the first leg with 2:0, the team managed to win the second one with 3:0 in Sweden. In the Swedish Championships, the composition is lost behind the leaders in the rankings, occupying the fifth place after 20th rounds. Outside for the match remains the Ghanaian midfielder Enoch Adu, who is suspended.
Celtic will seek a convincing lead to secure the second leg in Sweden, and our forecast is victory for the "clovers".
Recommended bet: For Celtic @ 1.67 at bet365