Celtic Could Struggle To Take The Heat in Athens
Celtic win all their matches in the Scottish Premier League and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League. You can add these two certainties to night following day and taxes. However, what has happened in the past does not mean it will happen in the future. Celtic lost to Hearts last Saturday and could fail to progress beyond the third qualifying round of the biggest competition in European football. Only optimists and dedicated CELTIC fans will be backing them at 1000/1 with bet365 to win the Champions League but Leicester were bigger outsiders to win the Premier League in the 2015/16 season. However, lightning does not strike twice.
Celtic drew 1-1 at home against AEK Athens in the first leg of the tie so need to win or achieve a scoring draw to keep their hopes alive. Brendon Rodgers has been in charge for 16 matches on the road in the Champions League and Celtic have not managed to win 12 of those fixtures. They failed to find the net on the road at Hearts and a match in the capital of Greece is a much tougher proposition. AEK Athens rarely lose to home and it will be a hot and steamy evening. Celtic can avoid defeat but not do enough to move on to the next round so AEK ATHENS are the team to back to qualify at 8/11 with William Hill.
Sussex play Glamorgan at home in the T20 Blast in a fixture that will go a long way to deciding which county progresses to the knockout rounds. Home advantage could not be enough for Sussex to win the match and the visitors were on a run of five wins before losing to the southern section leaders Somerset in their last match. Sussex have lost two of their last three completed fixtures and GLAMORGAN have the batsman to win this match for which they are 6/5 with Ladbrokes.
Chelmsford should be applauded for putting on some decent racing for an All-Weather fixture on a Tuesday which offers almost £100,000 in prize money. That is more than many Saturday meetings on turf. The handicap over one mile and two furlongs (3.30pm) is the richest race of the day. On ratings Wissahickon ridden by Frankie Dettori is the form horse but THREE WEEKS will enjoy the trip and can be backed at 6/1 with Coral to win this race.