Lazio vs Celtic Prediction: Eagles will rise to the occasion

 | November 27 | 

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Lazio host Celtic in the penultimate game in Group E, and Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse expects the hosts to collect a vital three points.

Read on for his full preview of the Champions League clash plus a tempting Correct Score Prediction...

Lazio vs Celtic Betting Tips:

  • Back Lazio to win @ 1/2
  • Back Lazio 2-1 Celtic in the Correct Score Market @ 7/1

It’s round five of the UEFA Champions League group stages, and Italian side Lazio enjoys a home advantage over Scottish champions Celtic at the Stadio Olimpico from 17:45 GMT. The locals start the round in second place, a point off the pace set by current pool leaders Atletico Madrid. A home win would nudge Maurizio Sarri’s team a step closer to qualification for the knockout stages.

To earn the three points, Lazio must better a Celtic side down on its luck. The visitors arrive rock bottom of the group, having claimed just one of the dozen points available. The Bhoys have lost three and drawn one of their previous outings, and they’re already five points behind Dutch outfit Feyenoord and the Europa League slot. Will Tuesday spell more Champions League misery for Celtic?

Team News:

Lazio enters this clash with their stats for the campaign so far, showing two wins, one draw, and a defeat, scoring five goals and conceding five. Their only defeat from four outings came in the Netherlands when they lost 3-1 to Feyenoord, which was a surprise result. Despite that defeat, Lazio bounced back with a hard-fought 1-0 revenge win over Feyenoord in Italy last time. Captain Ciro Immobile scored the winning goal in that game, striking in first-half stoppage time to steal the points.

They may be on the cusp of playing Champions League knockout football, but things haven’t been going as well domestically for the Eagles, who are 11th in Serie A. The locals have won only five of their opening 13 top-flight games in Italy and banked one of the last nine Serie A points available. Their previous three results show two defeats and a draw, with their most recent outing producing a 2-1 loss away to Salernitana on Saturday.

Celts Lack Confidence

The Scottish football treble winners arrive in Italy on the back of a poor run of form in this competition. Celtic are stuck fast to the bottom of the pool with one point claimed from a possible dozen. Brendan Rodgers’ side have already suffered three defeats, scoring three goals and conceding 12. The Hoops have minus nine in their goal difference tally, which is the topped only by Antwerp.

Celtic’s Scottish Premiership title defence has followers in a better mood with a 14-game unbeaten run. They have 11 wins and three draws against their name with 35 goals scored and eight conceded. Celtic’s recent winning streak ended on Saturday at home following a bitterly disappointing 1-1 draw against Motherwell with both teams finding the net late in the game.

Lazio vs Celtic Odds:

Do you plan to watch Celtic’s trip to Lazio live on TNT Sports? Why not add an extra layer of excitement to your viewing by predicting the result. Betfred customers benefit from over 100 pre-game and in-play betting markets, including winner, both teams to score, first scorer and handicap.

There are no surprises in the pre-match betting odds with Lazio pushing for qualification and Celtic at the bottom of the pool. You can back Lazio to add another three points to their tally and step closer to qualification at 1/2 on the Betfred website and mobile app. An away win for Celtic trades at 5/1 while the draw is 10/3.

Bet 1 - Lazio win @ 1/2

It’s not the most imaginative prediction you’ll find on our football pages, but we are confident it’s the best way to approach this game. Lazio find themselves in a strong position to progress, but they have yet to impress and needed a 90th minute winner from Pedro to snatch the three points in Glasgow. We expect another competitive contest, especially as Celtic have nothing to lose here.

Lazio will take comfort in this Champions League outing as it gives them a welcome break from their poor domestic form. A strong home win and three points on the board would move the Eagles to within touching distance of the next round and we’re happy to trust the home win. The 1/2 available at Betfred will do a job in your midweek accumulators.

Bet 2 - Lazio 2-1 Celtic @ 7/1

Having backed Lazio to win at odds-on, we’re looking for another bet that gives followers a shot at landing a bigger price and more handsome return. We’re backing a 2-1 win for Lazio in the correct score market and there’s method behind that madness with bettors taking heart from past meetings and the head-to-head stats.

Lazio and Celtic have met three times in the past in all competitions and, interestingly, 2-1 was the final score in each game, including that narrow win for the Italians in Scotland last month. Keep your stakes small and follow the trends, backing a 2-1 win for Lazio in this crucial Champions League tussle at the Stadio Olimpico.

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