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 3rd position in the top tier of Icelandic football, getting back to winning ways at the weekend against Valur with a 4-1 win following 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's 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 managed 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's worth looking at the correct score and total goals.
With few markets on offer for this qualifying match, it's 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 managed 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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