SCOTTISH football expert Mr Fixit (@MrFixitTips) previews Thursday night's Europa League qualifying contests featuring Celtic and Rangers.
Europa League | Thursday 22nd August 2019
It's not where Celtic wanted to be but winning a place in the Europa League group stage will be consolation for their Cluj collapse. Neil Lennon's men welcome AIK Stockholm to Celtic Park and the Swedes are not a patch on the Romanians.
AIK's Euro co-efficient is just above Rangers' who played in just two of the five counting years.
Celtic's confidence has been shattered by their Champions League exit but they're 1/3 to qualify and should be looking to win by at least two. There are concerns about the Hoops' defence but 1/2 with William Hill looks about right.
Ryan Christie and James Forrest have been Lenny's goal kings and I'm siding with the more experienced Forrest to score first at 13/2 at BetVictor.
Rangers have been impressive in Europe under Steven Gerrard and are 2/5 at William Hill to reach the group stage again.
After three stress-free ties it will be a tougher test against a Legia Warsaw side whose co-efficient is line with Celtic's and five times higher than Gers.
The Poles, 2-1 at Boylesports to qualify, have been kept five clean sheets in a row so Rangers will do well to grab a vital away goal that should give them the edge.
Celtic v AIK Stockholm – Celtic to win and Both Teams To Score (14/5 888)
Celtic v AIK Stockholm – James Forrest to score first (13/2 BetVictor)
Legia Warsaw v Rangers – Alfredo Morelos to score at anytime (2/1 Unibet)