Celtic are still some way off a return to the Champions League group stage after a season in the Europa League wilderness, but bar any accidents on the road Ronny Deila’s side will advance to the third qualifying round at the expense of Icelandic champions Stjarnan.
The Hoops took their home leg 2-0 courtesy of Dedryck Boyata and Stefan Johansen goals either side of half time, after spurning a number of efforts early on against their unheralded opponents, and the fact that Celtic have won all five historical fixtures against Icelandic sides to nil suggests an away clean sheet should be backed at 5/6.
However, a glance through the second qualifying round second legs throws up some even better bets.
Dinamo Zagreb travel to Fola Esch in need of a positive result, having drawn 1-1 with Luxembourg’s finest at Stadion Maksimir.
There’s no guarantee they’ll get it though, as Jeff Strasser’s tiny outfit soaked up everything Dinamo had to throw at them in Croatia’s capital, despite losing first-choice striker Stefano Bensi through injury after 25 minutes and having a man sent off with half an hour left in the game.
As it stands, Fola Esch are going through to the next stage on away goals, so Strasser’s side have something tangible to defend in front of the faithful. They may not pull it off, but under 2.5 goals at 11/10 looks a worthy wager.
To round off a treble, throw in Champions League group stage regulars BATE Borisov to beat Dundalk away at 5/4, after the Belarusians’ 2-1 triumph at base camp last time out.
BATE had 15 chances to the League of Ireland side’s nine at Borisov Arena, hitting the target twice as many times as Stephen Kenny’s crowd, and while the visitors’ record on the road in European qualifying is nothing special, they have won their past couple of second legs by at least two goals.
Bundle those three together for a treble that will pay out at over 15/2 with bwin.com, all going well.