Celtic vs Feyenoord Prediction: Home defeat will cap a miserable campaign

 | December 12 | 

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Celtic have one final group game to complete before putting a miserable Champions League campaign behind them, but will the Bhoys sign off with a win? Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse advises following the stats in a meaningless encounter for both clubs…

Celtic vs Feyenoord Betting Tips:

  • Back Both Teams to Score @ 8/15
  • Back Feyenoord to win in the Match result market @ 23/20

Welcome to the sixth and final round of games from the UEFA Champions League group campaign. Scottish Premiership champion Celtic will host Dutch Eredivisie giant Feyenoord from 8:00 pm on Wednesday. It has been a nightmare season for the Bhoys, who will finish rock bottom of Group E and are in danger of ending without a win to show for their efforts. The hosts have one final chance to get off the mark at Celtic Park, and you can follow all the action live on TNT Sports.

With Celtic’s fourth-place finish already confirmed and Feyenoord cementing third in the pool, ensuring they drop into the Europa League in the new year, there’s little to play for in Glasgow. Will that show in the result, or will both teams aim to bring the curtain down with a victory? Neither side will qualify for the next round, but they are able to end on a high note.

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Celtic have endured some painful results in this season’s Champions League group campaign, but few would’ve angered fans as much as a weekend loss at Rugby Park in the Scottish Premiership. The champions and league-toppers took the lead on Sunday when visiting Kilmarnock but conceded two late goals to lose the game, allowing Rangers to close the gap at the summit. We now have a title race on our hands after Brendan Rodgers’ side won only half of their last four league starts.

Readers of our big-match previews would’ve celebrated Sunday’s win for Kilmarnock after we tipped the Ayrshire side to avoid defeat in the double chance market at great odds, capping a sensation week for our Scottish football predictions. The Bhoys return to Celtic Park for the visit of Feyenoord, giving them a golden opportunity to bounce back to winning ways and bank a morale-boosting result. To achieve that, the Hoops must improve on what we’ve seen from them in this competition so far, with Celtic taking one point from the 15 available.

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Feyenoord will finish third in Champions League Group E, regardless of the result in Glasgow on Wednesday evening. The Dutch side won the Eredivisie last season and was expected to progress into the later rounds of this tournament. Group E looked like a pool they were capable of progressing from, but they’ll end in third with the consolation prize of dropping into the Europa League. Feyenoord arrives in Glasgow with their campaign stats showing two wins against three defeats, with eight goals scored and eight conceded.

Domestically, The Club of the People has been performing well of late but is already ten points behind early pace-setter PSV Eindhoven, who has won each of their opening 15 games. Feyenoord’s league stats show 11 wins, two draws, and a pair of defeats, scoring 44 goals and conceding 14. The visitors arrive on the back of a 3-1 home win over FC Volendam, meaning they touchdown in Scotland in a confident mood.

Celtic vs Feyenoord Odds

Looking at the match-winner betting odds available on the Betfred website, we find value in this game. Celtic is the home team, but they’ve shown us little to suggest they’re capable of signing off with three points and a win against a strong opponent. It’ll take a huge effort for the Bhoys to grab that elusive Champions League victory, but supporters can back the locals at 15/8, a price that makes them second favourites.

Feyenoord travel to Glasgow following a great result in Eredivisie, and with their most recent game played on Thursday, Arne Slot’s men enjoyed three days more rest than their hosts, who played on Sunday. Will that make a difference on Wednesday? Betfred’s traders certainly think so, and they offer Feyenoord at 23/20 to win the game. The draw is 12/5.

Bet 1: Both teams to score @ 8/15

Here, we have a meeting of two teams with little to play for other than pride, but we expect that will be enough to ignite an interesting 90 minutes. Celtic has yet to win in Group E and has already conceded 14 goals. Feyenoord has two wins on the board, including a 2-0 home victory over Celtic back in September. The Dutch side has already conceded eight goals in five outings.

Neither team is convincing at the back, and that will lead to both finding the net at least once in this contest. Celtic has nothing to play for but also nothing to lose, and everyone at the club will feel they owe the fans a huge debt. Feyenoord is the Dutch champion, and they’ll want to flex their muscles by doing the double over the Scottish champions. Back both teams to find the net at 8/15 in your midweek multiples.

Bet 2: Feyenoord win @ 23/20

Celtic have been nothing short of dreadful in this Champions League group campaign, but I did expect them to be slight favourites heading into this contest. The home advantage and the fact there’s nothing to play for could’ve led to traders giving the Bhoys another chance, but that’s not the case. Feyenoord is the pre-game favourites, but there’s value in their price.

Having already beaten Celtic 2-0 at De Kuip and wishing to exit the Champions League with a win, we’re backing the Dutch to do the double over their hosts. The 23/20 available to all Betfred customers is bigger than expected, and we’re more than happy to take a chance on the visitors leaving Glasgow with the victory and a hard-earned three points. It’s a chance for Feyenoord to salvage a little respectability from the group stages.

Frank Monkhouse covers Scottish football for us at Betfred Insights. You can check out the Football Betting Tips from the whole team on our main Football lindex page...

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