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Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar: Prediction and Betting Tips
Celtic finding their top form just in time
After losing to Midtjylland in this season’s Champions League, Celtic will play Az Alkmaar in the Europa League. After that loss to the Norwegian side, Celtic eased past Jablonec of the Czech Republic 7-2 on aggregate. Furthermore, the Celts have won their last four matches including two in the Scottish Premier League and the League Cup.
In spite of a tough start for his managerial job with Celtic, coach Postecoglou finally found the winning touch. Moreover, The Bhoys will feel they found their footing just in time before playing in the final hurdle of the EL qualification round. indeed, Celtic have scored 17 goals in their last five matches.
Celtic Key Points
- Celtic won five of their last ten matches
- The Bhoys scored in nine of their last ten matches
- 2.4 goals per game is Celtic’s average goals scored in ten matches
AZ Alkmaar need to improve playing on the road
The Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar are playing in this round courtesy of finishing third in the Eredivisie last season. With just one competitive match in this season which they lost in the Dutch League, the Cheese Farmers need to improve quickly. However, the Dutch side did have a fine preseason, losing just one of their nine games to RB Leipzig.
This will be AZ’s tenth participation in the Europa League group stages if they qualify. Their best result was reaching the quarter-finals in 2012 and 2014. Also, AZ reached the semi-final of the Uefa cup once in 2004-05 and were runners-up in 1980-81. But Coach Pascal Jansen must find a solution for his team’s away record having lost three of their last four away matches.
AZ Key Points
- AZ grabbed seven wins from their last ten competitive matches
- The Cheese Farmers scored in seven of their last ten matches
- The Dutch side recorded six clean sheets in ten matches
Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction
It will be a tough battle between two teams who have a great history in European football. Furthermore, it is imperative for both of them to play in Europe every season.
Similarly, Celtic and AZ have rarely missed playing in Europe in recent years. Hence, it is of great importance for both clubs to be present in Europe because of all the financial benefits.
The odds to qualify from this tie are almost the same, 1.90 for Celtic and 1.88 for AZ. as for this match, the Scots are favorites to win with 2.13 odds at Vbet. We will back that bet because of the fact that Celtic are on a winning run, while AZ are struggling in their away matches.
Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar Betting Tips
Home Win 2.13 at Vbet
1 or x and under 4.5 goals 1.58 at Vbet
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