Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Celtic have been impressive in the Scottish Premier League this season, but they have yet to record a win in the 2016/2017 Champions League season. The Hoops were outclassed by Barcelona at Camp Nou in their opener, but they managed to pick up one point from their first home fixture in the elite competition against Manchester City. The Scottish champions shared the spoils with Pep Guardiola’s charges at Celtic Park and they will be looking to build on the performance when they face Borussia M’gladbach on Wednesday. The Bundesliga team head into the game following a goalless draw against Hamburg, but it has to be noted that they missed two penalties in Saturday’s football game. Borussia are tough to beat at home, but considering that die Fohlen struggle when playing on the road, we predict that Celtic will record their first win of the 2016/2017 Champions League campaign.
Highlighted Player (Erik Sviatchenko):
Son to an Ukraininian-born artist Sergei Sviatchenko, the 24-year-old defender Erik joined Celtic in January 2016. His transition to the Scottish giants have been alleviated by Celtic’s signing of his girlfriend Rudmose, who signed for The Bhoys women’s team in February this year.
Erik Sviatchenko began his professional career at FC Midtjylland in 2009, where he had been a starter in almost all of his appearances for the club. Key player for Midtjylland, Sviatchenko helped them to Danish title in 2014-15 as we as in securing progression to the last 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League the following season. After seven years at the Danish side, Sviatchenko moved to Celtic on a four-year deal.
He has so far made 14 league appearances for Celtic, but still got the chance to wear the captain’s armband in May. Due to dual citizenship Erik Sviatchenko was eligible to play for Ukraine, but he agreed to a call-upfor the Danish national team in 2015. He has so far earned only five caps for his country.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Monchengl.):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football divison: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine westfalia hosts it’s home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators. The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most succesfull clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times. The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.