Our match prediction:
After suffering an embarrassing 1-0 loss to Lincoln Red Limps in Gibraltar, Celtic did well to crush the minnows (3-0) in the Champions League second qualifying round, return leg. The Hoops set up a meeting with Astana in round 3 and it has to be noted that the Kazaks were more than fortunate to eliminate Zalgiris in the two-legged tie. Astana scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of Wednesday’s football clash, but they failed to impress in the return leg against the Lithuanian champions. Celtic are not regarded as good travellers, but we predict that they will score an away goal in Tuesday’s match against Astana, which should help them move one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League play-offs. Leigh Griffiths found the net in the 3-0 win over Lincoln Red Limps and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back line.