SCOTTISH football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews Wednesday night’s Champions League qualifier between Bayern Munich and Celtic.
Bayer Munich v Celtic | Wednesday 18th October 2017, 19:45 | BT Sport
Anyone who thinks the Germans have lost their mojo has been at one Oktoberfest too many. The world’s biggest beer party has just finished in the Bavarian capital and there will be no cheer festival for visiting fans in Munich on Wednesday night.
Jupp Heynkes’s return to Bayern has ended any chance of a shock result and the Scots should be happy to keep the score down, especially with Jozo Simunovic injured. So Brendan Rodgers once again has to decide who to play alongside Dedryck Boyata in the centre of defence.
Rodgers’s side are, in reality, in a fight for third with Anderlecht and must avoid being humiliated the way they were on day one by PSG.
The Germans on their day are as good as the French and that’s reflected in a best price of 1/8 at Betfred to win with Celtic unlikely to tempt many even at 30/1 (Betfair). Not to lose, the Hoops are 15/2 at Unibet and just to score is evens with Betfred.
Heynkes return resulted in a 5-0 rout of Freiburg and they’ll be looking to run up another big score. To win by three or more the Germans are just 5/6 at Ladbrokes but it should land if Celtic don’t hit the target.
And if they do, Bayern and Over 3.5 Goals will be in the mix at 8/11 with Paddy Power.
Bayern Munich v Celtic – Bayern Munich -2 handicap (5/6 Ladbrokes)