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Celtic FC vs Anderlecht predictions, betting tips and preview: Hoops can head to the Europa League with a win

  • Celtic vs Anderlecht predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday
  • A result no worse than a two-goal defeat will put Celtic into the Europa League
  • Read on for our free predictions and betting tips
Scott Brown (left) of Celtic in action during their Champions League match away to Anderlecht on September 27 2017 (credit: Getty Images)

Celtic vs Anderlecht predictions for their Champions League match in Glasgow on Tuesday. The Scottish champions will head into the Europa League if they do no worse than lose by two goals. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.


Celtic are fully expected to have Europa League football to look forward to in the new year and can secure their place in the knockout stage of that competition by completing the double against Anderlecht.

In all honesty, it looked from the moment the Champions League group-stage draw was made in late August that Celtic and Anderlecht would be squabbling over third place because the other two teams in the group, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, were among the outright favourites to lift the trophy.

And that is exactly the way it has turned out because the two big guns have won all of their four matches apiece against the outsiders, PSG by a remarkable aggregate of 21-1 and Bayern somewhat more perfunctorily, 10-2.

It means that going into this concluding match in Glasgow, the key for Celtic is their 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in Brussels because as long as they do not lose by the same margin or bigger, they will be among the last 32 with a shot at Europa League glory this term.


Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon (left) denies Lukasz Teodorczyk of Anderlecht during their Champions League match in Brussels on September 27 2017 (Getty Images)

Although they have been taken to the cleaners in some of their games, which highlights the gulf separating the Hoops from Europe’s best teams, Celtic did at least push Bayern Munich hard on their own pitch to lose 2-1, Anderlecht doing likewise on match-day five.

Home advantage will be of great benefit to Brendan Rodgers’ side here and it will also make a refreshing change for them to play someone other than Motherwell after three consecutive matches against those opponents, including the League Cup final which they won 2-0.

The bookmakers are quoting Celtic at a surprisingly backable price to win this game, just a shade of odds-on, and they look capable of ending their Champions League campaign on a high to condemn Anderlecht to a European exit.

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  • These clubs have met in three previous Champions League matches, Celtic winning two of them 3-0 and 3-1 and losing the other 1-0 in Brussels
  • Celtic have won both of their other home games in European competition against Belgian clubs without conceding a goal
  • In Anderlecht’s four other visits to Scotland they have drawn twice and lost twice

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Celtic to win @ 9/10 with BetStars
Both teams to score? NO @ 31/20 with BetVictor


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Celtic FC vs Anderlecht predictions, betting tips and preview: Hoops can head to the Europa League with a win

Celtic vs Anderlecht predictions for their Champions League match in Glasgow on Tuesday. The Scottish champions will head into the Europa League if they do no worse than lose by two goals. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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