Celtic v PSG: Go for goals at Parkhead


SCOTTISH football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews Tuesday night's Champions League qualifier between Celtic and PSG.

Celtic v PSG | Tuesday 12th September 2017, 19:45 | BT Sport

No matter how many times they tell us, it’s hard to believe Celtic don’t fear PSG’s £450m strikeforce.

Every world-class defender – and the Hoops don’t have any – would sweat at the prospect of facing Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

PSG respect Celtic’s Champions League home record – defeats to just three teams in 27 group-stage matches – but this is the most expensive and hyped-up assembled squad to visit Parkhead.

Behind the front three though there are weaknesses and Celtic should be able to score against a side that’s conceded to Toulouse and Metz this season. So whatever you think the result might be the best bet is to go for goals.

Celtic have only one fit centre-half in the shape of Jozo Simunovic so either Mikael Lustig is moved inside and young Anthony Ralston plays left-back or midfielder Nir Bitton plays as a makeshift stopper as he did against Astana with mixed results.

There won’t be many backing Celtic at a best 15/1 with BetStars but the high odds offer up other opportunities. Just to score Celtic are worth taking at evens with Betfred and if you fancy them to net 2+ as they did against Man City last season, the price is 21/5 with Coral.

Scott Sinclair is 18/1 to score first and cracking value at 59/10 (Marathon) to net – while Leigh Griffiths who has been passed fit is 13/2 and 21/2 respectively. Moussa Dembele is still crocked and won’t play a part.

Compare that to PSG’s superstars. Neymar is 13/15 (Unibet) to bag at anytime – I price I’m unable to resist whilst Mbappe is 10/11 (Ladbrokes) and Cavani 11/18 (Unibet) favourite.

PSG are no bigger than 1/4 at Bet365 to win and if you fancy them to do it in style try PSG -1 at 4/7. I prefer to go for goals and PSG to win and Over 3.5 Goals looks well worth our interest at 13/10 (BetStars)

Best Bets

Celtic v PSG – Celtic to score (1/1 Betfred)

Celtic v PSG – Scott Sinclair to score at anytime (59/10 Marathon)

Celtic v PSG – Neymar to score at anytime (13/15 Unibet)

Celtic v PSG – PSG to win and Over 3.5 Goals (13/10 BetStars)

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