Celtic vs Jablonec: Hoops to maintain momentum
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Celtic vs Jablonec: Hoops to maintain momentum

Kick-off: 1945, 12/08/2021

Stadium: Celtic Park

Celtic will be feeling a lot better about life after a couple of big wins in the last week and can maintain the momentum when hosting Jablonec.

The Hoops hold a 4-2 advantage from the first leg of this Europa League qualifier in the Czech Republic and are hard to oppose at Parkhead.

We’re going with 9/10 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our initial Celtic vs Jablonec prediction.

A Look At Celtic’s Betting Odds

Ange Postecoglou didn’t exactly shower his players with praise following the opening encounter with Jablonec.

Goals from summer signings Liel Abada and Kyogo Furuhashi had the Hoops two up inside 16 minutes.

But they needed a last-minute diving header from Ryan Christie to restore their two-goal cushion for a second time after conceding sloppy goals either side of a James Forrest strike.

However, that victory clearly helped to boost confidence, judged on Sunday’s 6-0 Scottish Premiership rout of Dundee, with Furuhashi hitting a hat-trick.

Anthony Ralston also netted and beamed: “Everything clicked into place.

“We’ve been working hard in training and analysing a lot on how we want to play. It’s just nice to go into a game and put it all together.

“It’s important we kick on now and keep playing the right way with intent, as the results will come.”

After a couple of fast starts, 11/10 for the Hoops to lead at half-time and full-time appeals from the Celtic vs Jablonec odds.

A Look At Jablonec’s Betting Odds

Jablonec capitalised on some schoolboy defending by Celtic to net twice in the first leg through Vaclav Pilar and Tomas Malinsky.

Hoops boss Postecoglou commented: “Defensively, we were really open, but part of the reason for that was us giving the ball away unnecessarily.

“We were just making poor choices. We weren’t really compact when we did want to press.”

Debutant Joe Hart looked slightly hesitant for the first goal but was left stranded for the second after Tom Rogic lost the ball with defenders out of position.

Jablonec, who scored 59 goals in 34 domestic league games to finish third last term, have since drawn 2-2 with B 1905.

They clearly like to get forward at every opportunity and have a useful forward in Martin Dolezal.

A consolation goal is not unlikely here, so 29/10 for a home win by 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 is added to our Celtic vs Jablonec betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

CELTIC 6-0 Dundee – Kyogo Furuhashi (3), Tom Rogic, Anthony Ralston, Odsonne Edouard (pen)

JABLONEC 2-2 B 1905 – Vaclav Pilar (pen), Tomas Cvancara

Head-to-head: Jablonec 2-4 Celtic

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