Our match prediction:
Thanks to Leigh Griffiths’ late goal Celtic played out a 1-1 draw with Astana in the Champions League third qualifying round, first leg and the Scottish champions are on the right track to book their place in the play-offs of the elite competition. The Hoops have already made amends for the shocking loss to Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar and considering that they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that Brendan Rodgers’ men are going to get their job done in the return leg. Astana failed to defend their slim lead in the first leg and, as a result, they are on the verge of suffering elimination in the Champions League third qualifying round. The Kazakhs are on a seven-game winless run on the road in the elite competition and they are unlikely to spoil Celtic’s party in Glasgow in Wednesday’s football match.