Celtic vs Anderlecht Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Celtic vs Anderlecht Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Celtic welcome Anderlecht to Celtic Park on 05/12/17 as both sides look to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages. Celtic thrashed Motherwell 5-1 at the weekend, while Anderlecht battled to a 2-1 win at Lokeren. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Celtic will be desperate to ensure they are playing European football post-Christmas and appear to have the edge over their opponents. I’m going for a Celtic win and am expecting them to score a number of goals in doing so.

Celtic win - 10/11
Celtic win and over 2.5 match goals - 8/5

Celtic scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Celtic have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 4 games against Anderlecht

Anderlecht saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Celtic Form Guide

Celtic Team Logo

Celtic

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shamrock Rovers Team Logo Shamrock Rovers

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 4)

W A

10-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Alashkert FC Team Logo Alashkert FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

18-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Alashkert FC Team Logo Alashkert FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

25-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Rosenborg Team Logo Rosenborg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Premiership

Livingston Team Logo Livingston

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

08-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Premiership

Hearts Team Logo Hearts

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Anderlecht Form Guide

Anderlecht Team Logo

Anderlecht

Won

6

Draw

4

Lost

0
W A

22-06-2018

Club Friendlies

RWD Molenbeek Team Logo RWD Molenbeek

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

23-06-2018

Club Friendlies

KSK Heist Team Logo KSK Heist

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-06-2018

Club Friendlies

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Roeselare Team Logo Roeselare

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Westerlo Team Logo Westerlo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

First Division A

Kortrijk Team Logo Kortrijk

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

05-08-2018

First Division A

Oostende Team Logo Oostende

FT 5 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

First Division A

Sporting Charleroi Team Logo Sporting Charleroi

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Celtic Preview

Brendan Rodgers saw his Celtic side have a far less problematic meeting with Motherwell at the weekend, as the Scottish Premiership leaders claimed an emphatic 5-1 win at Celtic Park. Odsonne Edouard was handed a start and took his chance, putting his side 2-0 up with a first-half double, although substitute Elliott Frear briefly brought Motherwell back into contention. However, Motherwell weren’t to spoil Edouard nor Celtic’s afternoon, as the French striker sealed his hat-trick with a goal sandwiched between an impressive double from winger James Forrest off the bench. It leaves Rodgers with a real dilemma over who to now start up front, with Moussa Dembele injured and Leigh Griffiths netting just twice in his last 11 games, though the latter did score in the reverse meeting in Belgium. Celtic Park hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Rodgers’ side in the Champions League so far, losing both of their home games so far against PSG and Bayern Munich, though they put up a superb effort against the latter. The outstanding performance of their group campaign so far came against Anderlecht in Belgium, winning 3-0 in what was the club’s first away win in the group stages since September 2012 and a 3-2 victory at Spartak Moscow.

Celtic Team News

Nir Biton (knock) and Moussa Dembele (ankle) are both doubts for Celtic, while Patrick Roberts (hamstring) is a long-term doubt.

Anderlecht Preview

Anderlecht kept up their Belgian title hopes at the weekend as they fought hard to secure a 2-1 win at bottom-half Lokeren. Midfielder Pieter Gerkens put the away side in front, but Ari-Freyr Skulason levelled the scores with an effort from the penalty spot ten minutes after the opener. Henry Onyekuru proved to be the hero for Anderlecht, scoring the winning goal seven minutes into the second half to keep within seven points of Club Brugge at the top of the table. They have enjoyed their domestic campaign far more than they have Europe so far, as Hein Vanhaezebrouck has seen his side lose all five of their group games to date, scoring just one goal in the process and conceding an alarming 17. Three of those came in their previous meeting with Celtic, a result which has predictably left them second-favourite to progress to the Europa League, with most believing that these two teams would be left to battle for third place in the group. Anderlecht’s last away win in the Champions League came back in December 2005 - that after losing their first five group games when they were already eliminated, just as they are now.

Anderlecht Team News

Both Emmanuel Sowah Adjei and Nicolae Stanciu are doubts with groin problems, but Andy Najar (hamstring) could return.

Celtic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Anderlecht Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Celtic vs Anderlecht Sidelined Players

Celtic
7 Patrick Roberts Injured
Anderlecht
7 Andy Najar Injured
10 Nicolae Stanciu Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Craig Gordon 193 83
23 LB Mikael Lustig 189 78
20 CD Dedryck Boyata 188 84
5 CD Jozo Simunovic 191 83
63 RB Kieran Tierney 178 70
8 CDM Scott Brown 175 72
14 CDM Stuart Armstrong 183 68
49 CM James Forrest 175 65
42 CM Callum McGregor 178 67
11 CM Scott Sinclair 175 64
10 CF Moussa Dembele 183 74
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Frank Boeckx 180 74
12 LB Dennis Appiah 179 68
4 CD Kara Mbodji 192 85
5 CD Uros Spajic 188 82
37 RB Ivan Obradovic 181 79
8 LM Pieter Gerkens 180 72
32 CM Leander Dendoncker 188 76
20 CM Sven Kums 175 63
25 RM Adrien Trebel 173 73
94 AM Sofiane Hanni 178 72
9 CF Henry Onyekuru 175 59