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quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2016
Celtic vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Preview and Prediction
Celtic vs Borussia Monchengladbach UEFA Champions League – Group C Date: Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 Kick-off: 19:45 UK. Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Celtic’s first home match in Champions League group stage this season has no shortage of entertainment. The tormented an oil rich Manchester City in a 3-3 thriller, but in all honesty the visitors should have their biggest embarrassment if the Celts were sharper in the finishing department. They did suffer a heavy 7-0 defeats from the hands of mighty Barcelona at Camp Nou on the opening matchday.
The clash against Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday is a crucial one whose outcome could be key in Celtic’s route to Europa League this season. Or maybe to keep alive the slimmest chance of sneaking into the top 2 of the group at the expense of one of the two giants.
Borussia Monchengladbach have suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening two matches in Group C. Coming from a 4-0 embarrassing defeat at Manchester City on matchday 1, they did put a real fight against Barcelona at home. But two second half goals saved Barcelona from an otherwise embarrassing defeat. The Borussians are not having the best of the run in their domestic league as well. They are currently on a three match win-less run in all competitions.
Celtic vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams are meeting for the first time in a UEFA competition. They met recently for a friendly on July 2013, which was won by Gladbach on a 2-1 margin at Glasgow.
Celtic have met German oppositions on 18 previous occasions and hold a poor record after suffering 11 losses during the time. While they managed 3 wins and 2 draws. The record while playing home from 9 matches is 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats.
Monchengladbach were up against clubs from Scotland on 12 occasions and won 4, drawn 3 and lost 5. Their record while playing in Scotland is 1 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats from 6 away trips.
Celtic vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
Celtic Park could be a tough venue for visiting teams this season. Starting off from the qualification rounds in Champions League on August this year, Celtic are unbeaten at home with 8 wins from 9 matches. And the only match they failed to win was the 3-3 draw against Man City.
Monchengladbach are a relatively poor side while playing in away games. They are win-less in 4 games in all competitions and conceded a massive 12 goals during the period. They also failed to win in each of the three group games on the 2014/15 Champions League.
Celtic look good for a win here and which is backed up by their strong home form this season.