PREVIEW & TIPS FOR FC Astana vs Celtic
Astana and Celtic play at the Astana Arena in a second leg of this UEFA Champions League play-off after Celtic’s home win of 5-0. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Celtic presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
FC Astana Team News
After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives in this decisive game at a disadvantage as they have to recover 5 goals and did not score any goals away in the previous game. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last 10 home games Astana recorded 8 wins and 2 draws. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 games in this competition.
FC Astana vs Celtic Stats
The Astana team comes to this game with a heavy defeat at home to Celtic by 5-0, meaning they have an impossible mission in this second round of the Champions League play-offs. In this match in the home the coach Stanimir Stoilov should align similar to the last match, namely the 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the balls direct to the attack. Junior Kabananga is the most dangerous player on this team, being this very fast and strong player in driving the ball to the attack. Apparently there are no embezzlements to register in this game.
Celtic Team News
The visiting team has a 5-goal advantage in this second-leg game, but has conceded 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 12 wins and 3 draws as a visitor; Against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game he played, for the Premier League, won the Kilmarnock away by (0-2). In the last 10 games as a visitor Celtic won 8 and drew 2. The team has shown great defensive solidity, as it has not conceded a goal in the last 5 games, and its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to achieve in 4 of the last 5 Games in this competition.
The Celtic team comes to this game with a 0-2 victory over Kilmarnock in a Scottish league game: Forrest and McGregor scored goals from the win. Usually coach Brendan Rodgers lines in 4-2-3-1 privileging ball possession and attacks organized and discreet, however in this game it will be natural for visitors to act more cautious, as they have a great advantage in the play- Offs. Callum McGregor is one of Celtic’s great highlights with 2 goals and 1 assist. It seems that the coach can not count on the injured Boyata, Sviatchenko and Dembele.