Celtic Can Beat Rosenborg Without Conceding
Celtic’s progress in the Champions League has assumed a regular pattern over the last few seasons. They qualify by winning the Premier League in Scotland and the title is usually done and dusted around Easter. The Scottish champions begin their Champions League campaign in July and qualify for the group stages.
There are some exciting nights at Celtic Park and Rod Stewart has been seen in the crowd when Barcelona are in Glasgow. However, CELTIC never progress to the knockout rounds and you can back them at 750/1 with Betfair to win the Champions League. They win everything in Scotland but are not good enough to compete at the group stage of the tournament.
Celtic play Rosenborg at home this evening in the first leg of the second qualifying round. The winners of the tie meet AEK Athens and the team that progresses are in the draw for the eight groups. Celtic beat Rosenborg 1-0 on aggregate at the same stage last season. They won the away leg by that score and were held at home.
The Norwegians are in the middle of their domestic season and could have a fitness edge. Rosenborg are in the running to win the league at home. However, CELTIC have better quality in their side and can win tonight’s match TO NIL and that outcome is 6/5 with William Hill.
It could be a pivotal day in the Tour de France because there is a short mountain stage and that will suit Chris Froome. He is one minute and 39 seconds adrift of his Sky colleague Geraint Thomas in second place. Froome has won the Tour in four of the last five years. The climbing will be fearsome and that is good news for FROOME who is the tip to win today’s stage at 9/4 with bet365.
There are five Flat meetings in Britain today but the richest fixture is this evening at Naas in Ireland. The most lucrative prize is for the fillies and mares listed race at 7.15pm. On form and ratings COULD IT BE LOVE is the best horse and the Aidan O’Brien trained runner can oblige at 5/2 with Paddy Power.