FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Match Info
Match date: 9thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 6.45 pm
Stadium: Asim Ferhatovic Hase, Sarajevo
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Head to Head Record
Sarajevo have impressed with a domestic double but come into the clash against Celtic as big underdogs and for a great reason.
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Stats
- Sarajevo bagged their first-ever domestic double last term
- Celtic have been denied in a goalless friendly draw against St. Gallen just a week ago
- The losing side get through to the Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round due to rebalancing of the access list
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Match Preview
FK Sarajevo have made it a historic success as they bagged a domestic double with great confidence, ending the campaign with wins over Zvijezda (4-0) and GOSK Gabela (0-2) as Husref Musemic obviously achieved the goals over the past two seasons. They could now get the game of the season already as they host Celtic for their 1st Qualifying Round Champions League clash, looking to make an impact.
Maroon-Whites have seen foreign investment and enjoyed a great spell, especially in front of the home fans with a scorching atmosphere expected on Tuesday evening too. They’ve found the net 14 times in the last four outings at Asim Ferhatovic Hase and while coping with the Scottish rivals will be much more of a challenge, Sarajevo are no strangers to upsets.
Indeed, Neil Lennon stated Sarajevo are to be respected and nothing is granted, as his men look to make it a long way into the Group Stage. They’ve struggled for consistency through the pre-season, though, and this could be more worrying – as they conceded in wins over against Pinkafeld (1-6), Wiener SC (1-2), and were held to a goalless draw by St. Gallen most recently.
Celtic have been scoring numbers of goals and obviously have far more depth in quality, as Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths look to lead the attacking line to an important win here. A convincing win in the first leg would make their life easier but we don’t really see this as a completely one-sided contest.
We will still back Celtic to secure an advantage through a win priced at 6/10 with William Hill, which has been rated buying money for old rope by many in the know as Bhoys come very motivated to impress and kick-start the new campaign in good spirits.
However, we still hope FK Sarajevo will be able to force the rivals into an exciting contest in front of the home fans, led by veteran Mersudin Ahmetovic in the final third. We thus see them making it on the scoresheet too and we’ll also go for a Yes on Both teams to score, which comes at 11/10 with bet365.
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic etting Tips
Celtic to win @ 6/10 with William Hill
Both teams to score Yes @ 11/10 with bet365
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