Celtic – Lazio, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR CELTIC - LAZIO
The key to Celtic is team play. They don’t rely on individuals here. As we saw last season they had a very large number of injuries most of the time and were able to cope. This season, the situation is similar, but Celtic are coping. Apparently their preseason preparation was level, but not enough to overcome Cluj and reach the Champions League groups. Instead, they are in the Europa League.
The group is even for now. Lazio are 3rd, but by one point less than the first Celtic. From the first two games we have seen that Inzaghi rotates his team a lot when it comes to Europa League matches. Certainly this will not be a priority for Lazio for the second consecutive year, but there are still some players in the matches who are key to the team overall. Lazio has character and this should not be ignored.
Expert view : Celtic have to perform very well in defense if they want to win today. Even if they lead, it won’t mean anything. Lazio have proven to be a team that can both keep the lead and return to the games. Just by way of example we can take their last match against Atalanta, in which the Eagles lost 0-3 at halftime and then went up to 3-3. We trust Celtic a little more in this game, mainly because they host and because we think they take the tournament more seriously than Lazio. That’s why our tip is Celtic to win either half at 1.80.
Celtic have won either half time in their last 4 LE games
Lazio have 5 losses from their last 6 LE games
CELTIC TEAM NEWS
Olivier Ntcham (7/1 M), Leigh Griffiths (3/2 F), Scott Bain (2/0 GK), Jeremie Frimpong (1/0 D), Jozo Šimunović (0/0 D), Daniel Arzani (0/0 M) are out. Tom Rogić (3/0 M), Mickey Johnston (3/1 F) are under question.
LAZIO TEAM NEWS
Stefan Radu (7/1 D), Luis Alberto (8/1 M), Adam Marušić (5/1 D) are out.