Celtic Continue Champions League Path on Wednesday

By: SBAT Staff

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Celtic have already won one round of Champions League qualifying and three more opponents stand in their way of making the group stage. Working their way through to that stage is not easy, but it is something that Celtic are capable of if the draw is kind to them. We know two of the three opponents Celtic will have to face, and so far the draw has been kind to them, something they will be hoping can continue.

This week Celtic play in round two against Rosenborg from Norway, a team they are more than capable of beating. They have been drawn to play at home first, and it would be no surprise to see them go all out to try and win the tie in this leg. They are more than capable of taking a multiple goal lead to Norway with them, and that is something that should make this a very entertaining game to watch. Rosenborg will try and keep things tight, and frustrate Celtic but the Scottish team are more than capable of overpowering them if they play to the best of their ability.

Celtic have been priced up at 1/3 to beat Rosenborg in the first leg of their tie on Wednesday, indicating that the bookmakers think this will be a relatively easy night for them. Their best chance to win this tie is by wrapping things up before they head to Norway next week, and manager Brendan Rodgers will also know that, he has been part of many different European games during his career.

Should Cetic win their two legged game with Rosenborg then their next game will see them take on AEK Athens. the Greek team are good enough to make the group stage, but so are Celtic and they should give us a good game should they meet. There is nothing to fear for Celtic, and the draw could have been a lot tougher on them at this stage, so their dream lives on as far as making the group stage goes.

Things won't be easy for Celtic, but three teams and six games stand between them and the Champions League group stage. Two of those three teams are known to them, and they are certainly nothing that Celtic should be fearing right now.