Celtic vs Sarajevo Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 17 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Celtic Park
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)
Celtic vs Sarajevo Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
July 9 2019: Sarajevo 1-3 Celtic
Celtic vs Sarajevo Stats
- This is Sarajevo’s first ever visit to Scotland in a European competition
- It is also Celtic’s first ever European tie against opposition from Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Celtic are unbeaten in their last 13 European qualifiers at home (11 wins, two draws)
Celtic vs Sarajevo Match Preview
Celtic overcame an initial scare to put themselves in a comfortable position in this opening Champions League qualifying tie, and should complete the job of progressing back in Glasgow.
A goal by Sarajevo’s Mirko Oremus just before the half-hour mark of the first game was a shock to the Scottish champions. But they quickly equalised through Mikey Johnston and second-half goals from Odsonne Edouard and Scott Sinclair gave Celtic a clear advantage.
There really should not be too much for Neil Lennon’s side to worry about back on home soil and the likelihood is that this return fixture will merely serve as match practice for the campaign ahead, in which Celtic are targeting a domestic clean sweep for a fourth consecutive season.
As the stats above indicate, the Hoops’ recent home record in European qualifiers is excellent. The last team to beat them at Celtic Park in such a contest were Maribor in 2014, but they were a significantly better side than Sarajevo appear to be.
Sarajevo are the league title-holders in their country for the first time since 2015 and on their previous Champions League foray, they lost both legs to nil in their opening tie against Lech Poznan.
There could be a consolation goal for the Bosnians here, but they look set to drop into the Europa League qualifiers while Celtic go forward to face, in all probability, North Macedonian club Shkendija.
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Celtic vs Sarajevo Betting Tips
Celtic to win and both teams to score @ 2/1 with bet365
Celtic to win and over 3.5 goals in the match @ 6/5 with bet365