Our prediction for this Champions League match:
As expected, Celtic rolled over KR Reykjavik 6-0 in the Champions League first qualifying round. The Hoops faced no difficulties in the opening match of their qualifying campaign, but they can’t afford any complacency in Wednesday’s football match against Ferencvaros. The club chiefs did well to keep Odsonne Edouard in the summer transfer window, and we are positive that the talented attacker is going to make life difficult for the Ferencvaros defenders in the Celtic Park showdown.
The Hungarian champions did well to beat Djurgarden 2-0 in their opener, with Norway midfielder Tokmac Nguen scoring a brace. Ukrainian tactician Serhiy Rebrov is doing a great job with Ferencvaros, but beating Celtic in Glasgow is easier said than done. Considering that Celtic boss Neil Lennon can count on key players for Wednesday’s showdown, the hosts are likely to advance to the next qualifying round.
Highlighted Player (Fraser Forster):
Originating from Hexham, Fraser Forster is an English goalkeeper who spent his early career at Newcastle United, but surprisingly did not make a single Premier League appearance during the seven years at St James’ Park. Forster first showed promise during the loan spell with Norwich City, but it was the stint with Celtic that earned him wide acclaim and saw him become an England international.
After spending four years at Parkhead, the highly rated goalkeeper returned to the Premier League to sign for Southampton and he has since acted as club’s number one goalkeeper. Forster has been a member of the England national team since 2013, usually acting as a back up for Joe Hart, making a handful of appearances in international friendlies.
Forster was in the Three Lions squad at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and with quite a few of good years in front of him, the towering goalkeeper should get the opportunity to win few more England caps before he retires from football.
Highlighted Team (Celtic):
The Celtic Football Club boasts a proud over 100-year long history which has made The Bhoys a global brand thanks to their unprecedented social awareness that dates to the very beginnings of this Scottish club. Celtic was founded in 1887 with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow by raising money to help their fellow citizens.
The charity legacy continues to this day with Celtic still preserving their charitable traditions through the Celtic FC Foundation. The Celts play their home matches at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people. One of the two most successful football clubs in Scotland with 47 Scottish League Championship titles to their name, Celtic have a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, with the clubs known as the Old Firm.
European Cup winners from season 1966-67 and runners-up two years later, Celtic have been regular in European competitions since their first appearance in 1962-63. Their other most standout results have been runners-up in the EUFA Cup in 2003 and Intercontinental Cup in 1967.