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Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides had an even money winner in La Liga last night and is backing at least a goal at both ends in this European clash

Last season Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season at Celtic Park in a famous 2-1 victory for the Hoops, and the Spanish champions return this evening without Lionel Messi.

The Argentina international will be missing for a couple of weeks with a muscle problem, giving Celtic more hope of repeating another shock result. Neil Lennon's men can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) with BetVictor.

Yet even without Messi Barca remain massive favourites and are offered at 2/5 (1.40) to record their second victory in this season's Champions League.
 
While the odds on Barca to win the game do not look appealing, the price for both teams to score looks attractive at 20/21 (1.95).

The Catalans have not always looked the most solid at the back and although Marc Bartra had an excellent game at Almeria on Saturday he lacks Champions League experience having played just five times in the competition and the home side could well find they are able to get on the scoresheet.

It is likely he will partner Gerard Pique and Celtic will fancy their chances of scoring.

Last season they scored home and away against Barcelona and the price of 20/21 (1.95) for a repeat of the bet that paid out twice last season looks a great bet.

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Both teams to score at 20/21 (1.95) 1.0pts with BetVictor

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid

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