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Valencia vs Celtic Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

5:33 PM GMT 21/02/2019
Denis Cheryshev Valencia 2018-19
Marcelino's men were completely dominant in last week's first-leg in Glasgow and our tipster is expecting more of the same on Spanish soil on Thursday

Valencia effectively extinguished Celtic's Europa League dreams with a 2-0 victory in Glasgow last week.

Marcelino's men are in complete control of the tie and will be expected to wrap up victory on home soil.

Brendan Rodgers' Hoops will still harbour hopes of turning this tie on its head, but it would require a remarkable reversal of fortunes if Celtic are to progress - especiallyt given their poor away record in this competition.

Latest odds

Given their dominance on Scottish soil, it is little surprise that Valencia are as short as 6/10 (1.60) to win here. Celtic are chalked up as a 24/5 (5.80) chance to claim a famous victory.

A draw, of course, would see Marcelino's men safely through to the last 16. William Hill go 29/10 (3.90) that the match ends in stalemate.

Team news

Celtic must take the game to the Spanish side. Odsonne Edouard and Timothy Weah, second half substitutes in the first-leg, may start in Spain.

Valencia could name the same starting line-up as they look to cruise into the next round in a comfortable fashion.

Away-day misery

Celtic defeated Rosenborg 1-0 in Trondheim in November in the group stage of this competition but that was Celtic's first win in 15 Europa League ties outside of Glasgow.

Valencia are available at 6/4 (2.50) to win to nil against the Scottish champions and at 23/20 (2.15) to lead at half-time.

However, Celtic have scored in three of their last four Europa League ties away from home and William Hill go 17/20 (1.85) that there are goals at both ends when the Scots travel to Spain.

Despite that, the Hoops have scored more than once in just one of their last nine Europa League away matches so it is no surprise to see a chunky 3/1 (4.0) on Rodgers' side scoring more than a single goal.

Prediction

Valencia will fancy their chances of recording another convincing victory and it is William Hil's 8/5 (2.60) on Marcelino's side to win by at least two goals when they play host to the Hoops that represents the best bet for punters here.

Valencia (-1) at 8/5 (2.60) for a 1pt stake with William Hill