FC Astana vs Celtic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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FC Astana vs Celtic Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Astana welcome Celtic to the Astana Arena on 22/08/17 in what should be a routine second-leg Champions League fixture. The away side take a 5-0 lead to Kazakhstan after an excellent performance at Celtic Park last weekend. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Games such as these are more of an inconvenience for the two sides involved, with the outcome of the tie already determined. I’m expecting an open affair and could see both sides settling for a draw in the end.

Both teams to score YES - 4/6
Draw - 12/5

FC Astana have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

FC Astana saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Celtic

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

Celtic scored over 2.5 goals in 2 out of their last 4 games played against FC Astana

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Astana Form Guide

FC Astana Team Logo

FC Astana

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

05-07-2018

Premier League

Tobol Kostanay Team Logo Tobol Kostanay

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Sutjeska Team Logo Sutjeska

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-07-2018

Premier League

Shakhter Karagandy Team Logo Shakhter Karagandy

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

18-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Sutjeska Team Logo Sutjeska

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

FC Midtjylland Team Logo FC Midtjylland

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Premier League

Atyrau Team Logo Atyrau

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

FC Midtjylland Team Logo FC Midtjylland

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

04-08-2018

Premier League

Aktobe Team Logo Aktobe

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

07-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dinamo Zagreb Team Logo Dinamo Zagreb

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dinamo Zagreb Team Logo Dinamo Zagreb

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

FC Astana Preview

Astana were completely outclassed at Celtic Park last weekend, losing 5-0 to almost certainly seal their exit from the Champions League before the competition has even begun. They were masters of their own downfall to a certain extent, netting two own goals with the first and last goals of the game through Evgeny Postnikov and Igor Shitov respectively. Between that, a Scott Sinclair brace and neat finish from James Forrest saw Brendan Rodgers’ side storm into the Champions League and leave Astana in the Europa League. Stanimir Stoilov’s side were afforded the weekend off by the Kazakhstan Premier League in order to prepare for the second leg, but it seems as if that decision has now become redundant following the emphatic nature of their defeat. However, they will take heart from the fact they are unbeaten in their ten Champions League home games in qualifiers and the group stages, winning five and drawing five.

FC Astana Team News

Astana have no injury concerns heading into Tuesday’s fixture.

 

Celtic Preview

Celtic’s overriding dominance of the Scottish Premiership was exemplified once again on Saturday as they made six changes but still came out on top at Kilmarnock, running out 2-0 winners. A goal in each half secured the victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men, as James Forrest and Conor McGregor netted towards the end of each respective half. Both Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths were on the bench, while Moussa Dembele was missing through injury, with this once again showing what a level above Celtic are comparable to the rest of the division. That, though, did not stop them from raising their level to completely destroy Astana in Glasgow last weekend, completing the objective of ending the tie as a contest before the second leg. Celtic will cross five time zones for this trip, and have won both of their away contests in the Champions League qualifiers so far this season, beating Linfield and Rosenborg as they avoid dropping into the Europa League.

Celtic Team News

Moussa Dembele remains unavailable for the visitors with a hamstring injury. Defenders Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata are also missing with knee problems, while Kouassi Eboue (ankle) is a doubt.

FC Astana Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

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 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

FC Astana vs Celtic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Nenad Eric 197 92
4 LB Igor Shitov 185 77
44 CD Evgeniy Postnikov 189 80
5 CD Marin Anicic 192 -
77 RB Dmitriy Shomko 185 80
23 LM Patrick Twumasi 178 67
18 CM Ivan Maewski - -
7 AM Serikzhan Muzhikov 167 64
14 RM Marin Tomasov 183 71
6 CM Laszlo Kleinheisler 173 69
30 CF Junior Kabananga 190 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Craig Gordon 193 83
6 CD Nir Bitton 196 78
23 LB Mikael Lustig 189 78
63 RB Kieran Tierney 178 70
35 CD Kristoffer Vassbakk Ajer 196 84
11 RM Scott Sinclair 175 64
42 CM Callum McGregor 178 67
21 CM Olivier Ntcham 180 80
49 LM James Forrest 175 65
8 CDM Scott Brown 175 72
9 CF Leigh Griffiths 175 64