FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips: UEFA Europa League preview, predictions & odds

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FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips

This article covers FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow: Match details

Match: FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: October 1, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:00 pm, October 1, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Asim Ferhatovic Hase

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: A UEFA Europa League logo is pictured on the match ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: FK Sarajevo 0 – 2 Celtic Glasgow

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Fudbalski klub Sarajevo welcomes Celtic to the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday for this UEFA Europa League match.

They should be familiar opponents to each other having met in the UEFA Champions League qualifying first round last season. On that occasion, Celtic won the first leg 1-3 here before finishing the job with a 2-1 at Celtic Park.

These matches were the first occasions FK Sarajevo had faced a Scottish opponent in competitive European football. And likewise, Celtic’s first-time visiting Bosnia for a competitive match.

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow: What are the betting odds?

The Maroon-Whites come into this match on a five-game winning streak. This includes a 2-1 home win over Buducnost Podgorica of Montenegro in the previous Europa League Qualifying round. Despite this, they start the match as 8/1 outsiders to win this match in normal time.

Neither of these sides are drawing many games so far this season. Celtic have drawn just 1 of their first 11 games this season. While Sarajevo have just 2 draws in 11 games. Odds of 15/4 are available if you see this game going against the trend with Sarajevo and Celtic cancelling each other out on Thursday.

Celtic have won 6 games on the bounce. They also won when they visited Sarajevo last season in the Champions League qualifiers. Therefore, it is no surprise to see them as heavy favourites, with odds of 1/3 to win in 90 minutes.

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow – recent form and head to head statistics

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow form
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FK Krupa vs FK Sarajevo - 2:4
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FK Sarajevo vs NK Siroki Brijeg - 2:0
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HSK Zrinjski Mostar vs FK Sarajevo - 2:3
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FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
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FK Sarajevo vs FK Buducnost - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Celtic Glasgow vs Glasgow Rangers - 0:2
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St Johnstone FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:2
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FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
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Celtic Glasgow vs Hibernian FC - 3:0
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Riga FC vs Celtic Glasgow - 0:1
Last 5 games for FK Sarajevo
October 21, 2020Bosnia & Herzegovina Cup 20/21FK Krupa2 - 4FK Sarajevo
October 17, 2020Premijer Liga 20/21FK Sarajevo2 - 0NK Siroki Brijeg
October 5, 2020Premijer Liga 20/21HSK Zrinjski Mostar2 - 3FK Sarajevo
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21FK Sarajevo0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
September 30, 2020Bosnia & Herzegovina Cup 20/21FK Radnicki Lukavac0 - 0FK Sarajevo
Last 5 games for Celtic Glasgow
October 17, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow0 - 2Glasgow Rangers
October 4, 2020Premiership 20/21St Johnstone FC0 - 2Celtic Glasgow
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21FK Sarajevo0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
September 27, 2020Premiership 20/21Celtic Glasgow3 - 0Hibernian FC
September 24, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21Riga FC0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow UEFA Europa League 20/21 form
FK SarajevoCeltic Glasgow
FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow statistics for most recent head to head matches
FK SarajevoCeltic Glasgow
3Matches3
2Home Matches1
1Away Matches2
2Total Goals6
0.67Average Goals Scored2
0Wins3
3Losses0
0Draws0
Last 5 games & match results between FK Sarajevo and Celtic Glasgow
October 1, 2020UEFA Europa League 20/21FK Sarajevo0 - 1Celtic Glasgow
July 17, 2019UEFA Champions League 19/20Celtic Glasgow2 - 1FK Sarajevo
July 9, 2019UEFA Champions League 19/20FK Sarajevo1 - 3Celtic Glasgow

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Sarajevo 0 – 2 Celtic is available at odds of 5/1.

Sarajevo’s last home victory in the Europa League was against Buducnost Podgorica in the previous round. A repeat of the 2-1 scoreline on Thursday is available at odds of 25/1.

Celtic won 1-3 on their only visit to the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium back in July 2019. You can back them at 11/1 for the same scoreline here on Thursday.

Both matches between them last season saw over 2.5 goals scored. You can back another high scoring game here on Thursday with odds of 8/11 for over 2.5 goals.

If the two teams cannot be separated after 90 minutes and extra time, a penalty shoot-out will decide who progresses to the group stage. Odds of 20/1 are available if you believe Sarajevo will win the tie via penalties. Or 16/1 to see Celtic progress via the lottery of a penalty shoot-out.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard arrives during the Ladbrokes Premiership Match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on November 10, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

FK Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow: Match preview

Celtic have long been the dominant force in Scottish football. However, translating that dominance into advancement in Europe has been a yearly struggle.

Teams lining up against Celtic domestically aiming to defend deep and in a block is nothing new. It is a conundrum they seem to consistently find solutions for which sees them drop very few points in the Scottish Premiership.

However, in Europe it is often a different story. Ferencvárosi TC eliminated Celtic from the Champions League Qualifiers with just 29% of the possession and 8 shots to Celtic’s 39.

We saw a similar story in the previous round versus Riga of Latvia. Once again, their opponents had only 29% possession of the ball and Celtic dominated the shot count 15 to 4. However, they struggled to create anything of high quality with an xG of just 1.18.

They won the game 0-1 with almost the last kick of the ball to proceed to the next round, but the problem remains. They can’t seem to put to the sword teams who they dominate the ball against in Europe in the same way they do domestically.

Do the teams in Europe have better quality players? Or are better organised, coached on how to stay compact better preventing space or time on the ball in high-value areas?

Regardless of the reason why we are sure to see a similar obstacle presented to Celtic on Thursday. Players will be encouraged to have the ball in wide areas with little pressure, inviting crosses to be lumped into the box.

Players outside the box will be encouraged to shoot from long-range as there is no space in front of them to exploit.

Do Celtic have the necessary guile to open up the space they need to create higher-value scorer chances?

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FK Sarajevo team news vs Celtic Glasgow

Amar Rahmanovic was shown a second yellow card against Buducnost Podgorica in the last round 15 minutes from time. As a result, he will be suspended for this one. Dani Salcin looks the most likely player to replace Sarajevo’s #10.

Halid Sabanovic has been ruled out for this one due to Injury. The 21-year-old right-back has yet to feature for Sarajevo this season.

Mirko Oremus, who has played most of his career as a central midfielder, played at right-back in the previous round. However, Dusan Hodzic could start having recently overcome his own injury problems.

Hrvoje Milicevic has missed Sarajevo’s last three matches with a bruised rib. It is unlikely the 27-year-old central defender is involved on Thursday. Besim Serbecic looks likely to continue in his place.

Elvis Dzafic started between the sticks in Sarajevo’s two most recent league matches. First choice keeper Vladan Kovacevic was merely being rested and was #1 once more in the previous round. Kovacevic should be expected to take the gloves on Thursday night.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 31: The Celtic team pictured before the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Celtic Glasgow team news vs FK Sarajevo

Mikey Johnson is still ruled out for Celtic on their long-term injury list.

James Forrest missed the 3-0 win against Hibs at the weekend due to an ankle injury. He looks set to miss the next month of football. Fortunately for Celtic, half of that period will be the international break.

Mohamed Elyounoussi started instead of Forrest at the weekend and gave a shining performance. The right-winger grabbed a goal and an assist, likely cementing a starting place here for the Hoops.

Leigh Griffiths was named in his first Celtic squad this season at the weekend, albeit as an unused substitute. He rolled his ankle in a pre-season friendly against Hibernian and now will need minutes on the pitch to get some match sharpness back. He could get a cameo off the bench here.

Odsonne Edouard hasn’t started Celtic’s last two league games. Albian Ajeti, who was recently signed from West Ham for £5m, has been preferred to Celtic’s top scorer from last season. Neil Lennon is likely to give Edouard a start here, possibly as a wide forward, to have fresh legs in attack.

Christopher Jullien has missed Celtic’s last four matches after picking up a knock in training. Shane Duffy, who joined the club from Brighton, is expected to start alongside Ajer at the back.

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Predicted FK Sarajevo line-up vs Celtic Glasgow

Sarajevo's predicted XI to face Celtic Glasgow.

Sarajevo’s predicted XI to face Celtic Glasgow.

Predicted Celtic Glasgow line-up vs FK Sarajevo

Celtic Glasgow's predicted XI to face Sarajevo.

Celtic Glasgow’s predicted XI to face Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo vs Celtic Glasgow live streaming & betting tips FAQs

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