Celtic - KR Reykjavik Betting Preview: Icelanders will prove a tough test once again

The Bhoys arrive at Murrayfield this week looking to finish off the job in the Champions League Qualification round two, with our tipster backing another frustrating evening
Celtic and KR Reyjavik meet after a 1-0 win for Ronny Deila's men last week in Iceland. The Scottish champions dominated proceedings but were unable to find the net until six minutes from time, with debutant Callum McGregor scoring the winner. Reyjavik's goalkeeper Stefan Magnusson, as well as poor finishing, prevented Celtic from sewing up the tie in the first leg.

KR came into the tie already 11 matches into their season. They currently sit in third position in the top tier of the Icelandic league, getting back to winning ways at the weekend against Valur with a 4-1 win following losing two consecutive losses. Paddy Power price them at 19/1 (20.00) to beat Celtic.

Deila will be keen to impress in his first competitive match on Scottish soil since taking over this summer.

It has been a mixed pre-season for the Bhoys thus far, drawing three of their matches and winning one. Apart from the five goals scored against LASK Linz, Celtic have only netted one goal in three of their other four matches this summer and Paddy Power price them at 1/14 (1.07) to win and 9/1 (10.00) to draw.

Despite dominating the first leg, Celtic did not look sharp in front of goal, with the likes of Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons both failing to impress. Another frustrating night could be in store for the hosts, who are priced very short in the outright, half-time/full-time and handicap markets. Instead, it is worth looking at the correct score and total goals to see how many they may not score.

With few markets on offer for this qualifying match, it is worth a small investment on the 1-0 scoreline to Celtic at 17/2 (9.50) with Paddy Power. In three of their games this summer, Deila's men have scored just one goal per game. With this scoreline also paying out in the first leg, expect another frustrating night for Celtic.

Celtic to win 1-0 at 17/2 (9.50) 1pts stake with Paddy Power

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