In the first Champions League instalment of our new ‘Home Heroes’ feature, we’re looking towards Celtic, Lille and Dynamo Kiev to claim victories in their respective fourth qualifying round second legs this evening.
All three are hoping home advantage will see them over the line and with two of the sides already beating their opponents on the road last week, there is every chance of landing a solid treble at odds just shy of 3/1.
Indeed, punters backing it with the free £20 bet they receive when registering with bwin would pocket a cool £73.44 if our trio all manage to secure victories.
Celtic to beat Helsingborgs IF @ 1/2
Celtic are in total control of this tie after a 2-0 win in the first leg and should cruise through to the group stages for the first time in four years with another win.
The Bhoys won 4-2 against Aberdeen at the weekend and their formidable home record in Europe – just four defeats in their last 29 outings – is a significant factor.
Helsingborgs IF have lost their last three games, including the last two matches on the road, and with a mountain to climb here, they will probably put up little fight.
Roared on by a passionate and expectant Celtic Park crowd, Neil Lennon’s men should book their place in tomorrow’s draw in style.
Lille to beat FC Copenhagen @ 9/25
Lille were defeated 1-0 in the first leg of this tie, which came as a real shock to the French champions, who have not won in their last three games.
But back on home soil, they are fancied to turn that form around. Lille are unbeaten in their last nine matches at Stade Lille Metropole and although Copenhagen have started their domestic season in fantastic fashion, the hosts have to win this match – so take them to do just that.
Dynamo Kiev to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach @ 4/5
Dynamo Kiev are seven games into their new season and are second in the Ukrainian Premier Liga. They have won their last five at home, including an impressive success against Feyenoord in the previous qualifying round.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are impressive themselves, especially on the road – champions Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich were the only teams to pick up more away points in the Bundesliga last year.
There is a small concern that Kiev will sit on their 3-1 lead from the first leg and play for the draw, but their vocal supporters will expect another victory and Gladbach’s inexperience at this level could see them crumble at the Olympic Stadium.
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