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

11:01 IST 29/08/2019
James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard, Celtic
Our tipster thinks that the Scottish champions can chalk up a narrow, low-scoring victory when they travel to Sweden for Thursday's Europa League tie

Celtic can move into the Europa League group stages when they face AIK in Sweden on Wednesday night.

Neil Lennon's men took control of the tie with a comfortable 2-0 win in Glasgow last week and will strongly fancy their chances of completing the job on Thursday.

The Scottish champions came up short in their bid to reach the Champions League group stages but winning this tie would at least guarantee some European football until mid-December.

AIK vs Celtic latest odds

Celtic are available at 5/4 (2.25) with bet365 to move into the group stages in style by winning this one. The same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that Thursday's tussle ends in stalemate, which would also be enough for the Scottish champions to progress.

AIK are an 11/5 (3.20) shot to win on home soil. Rikard Norling's side have failed to come out on top in their last four Europa League ties on their own patch, however.

AIK vs Celtic team news

James Forrest has been on target in each of Celtic's previous three European ties and will be hopeful of maintaining his scoring streak in Sweden. Leigh Griffiths could start in attack ahead of Odsonne Edouard. Lennon may want to keep the French striker fresh ahead of Sunday's showdown with Rangers at Ibrox.

AIK vs Celtic preview

AIK have been poor at home in this competition and may struggle to stifle the Scottish champions, who looked significantly stronger than the Swedish side in last week's first-leg. 

The odds compilers offer 3/1 (4.0) that the Hoops find the net in both halves whilst Lennon's men (-1) are chalked up as a 100/30 (4.33) chance to beat the handicap mark on Thursday.

AIK vs Celtic tips and predictions

Celtic, though, could well have one eye on their upcoming Old Firm clash with bitter rivals Rangers, and so the Hoops may not play with their usual intensity against AIK.

It is questionable whether Norling's side have the quality to truly test the Hoops, however. As such, bet365's 7/2 (4.50) quote for Celtic to win a match featuring fewer than three goals could represent real value here.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Celtic to win and under 2.5 goals at 7/2 (4.50) for a 1pt stake at bet365