In a clash of fallen European heavyweights, Celtic host Internazionale in the Europa League last-32, with the Bhoys assuming an impossibly-short price for victory.
Ronny Deila’s men weigh in as 39/20 underdogs ahead of this bout between two former kings of Europe, though smart punters are surely siding with the favourites here.
Inter are 29/20 to prevail at Parkhead, which is a price that returns a £43.50 profit if fresh bwin customers invest their £30 free bet sign up bonus in an away win.
With Celtic far too short, it’s a bet that’s tough to ignore and these factors suggest it’ll roar home.
Inter are capable travellers.
In mid-table in Serie A they may reside, but Roberto Mancini’s men have been bested just twice in seven domestic road games.
Furthermore, they’ve taken to the field eight times in the Europa League this term, winning three and drawing one of their four road games.
Their solitary failure to snare the spoils is sufficiently mitigated having come against St Etienne, the side currently occupying fourth spot in Ligue 1.
Celtic have slipped up against far inferior outfits in the Scottish Premiership so far.
Motherwell, Ross County and Hamilton have all avoided defeated on the green half of Glasgow, the latter managing to claim all three points from their Parkhead sojourn.
The Bhoys tend to struggle against Italian foes.
Not once in seven continental skirmishes with representatives of the kingdom of calcio have Celtic celebrated success.
They’ve drawn two and lost five across this joyless patch, the most recent being a 3-0 reverse against Inter’s most loathed AC Milan in last term’s Champions League.
Celtic’s home record in this season is far from formidable.
A combination of their ill-fated Champions League play-off campaign and excursions in this competition yields just three base-camp wins of a possible six.
As many losses have been incurred, but this stat is made all the more damning when it’s considered that their victories were over small fries of KR Reykjavik, Dynamo Zagreb and Astra Giurgiu’s stature.
Their defeats came against the only sides they’ve faced of a similar standing in Legia Warsaw, Maribor and Red Bull Salzburg.