Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Celtic Park when Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen face each other in a highly-anticipated Group G game. The Hoops experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-3 loss at Betis, and given their anything but good form in the Scottish Premier League, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs. Josip Juranovic has joined the likes of Dembele, Forest, Furuhashi, and Jullien in the recovery room, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ferencvaros in their opener, and given Celtic’s shaky defence, we predict that the Bundesliga side will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Thursday evening. Andrich returns from a domestic ban for the visitors, while all Palacios, Tapsoba, Lomb, Fosu-Mensah, and Baumgartlinger are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Christopher Jullien):
Christopher Jullien is a professional footballer who plays for Toulouse as a defender. The 195-cm-tall centre-back played for Auxere youth team from 2005 to 2011 and he made his first-team debut for the club on August 24, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Stade Lavallois.
Christopher Jullien scored his first ever goal a week later in a Coupe de la Ligue clash against Dijon. The French defender made 25 appearances in the league for Auxerre and in 2013 he moved to Germany, signing a professional contract with Freiburg. Jullien made only one appearance for the first team, but it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 49 games for the second team. After ending his loan spell with Dijon in the summer of 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Christopher Jullien scored four goals, while providing one assist for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The French footballer was born on March 22, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.