Live on Premier Sports: Weds 18.00: Celtic conceded an away goal as they edged out HJK Helsinki 2-1 in their Champions League qualifying clash at Parkhead but the Hoops are still expected to progress to the next stage, Paddy Power making them just 2/9 to get the job done over in Finland.
A draw of course, at 12/5 via bet365, would be enough to take Neil Lennon’s troops to within one round of the lucrative group stage but a Celtic victory looks like a more likely outcome and punters in agreement can back them at 7/5 via Stan James to emerge triumphant in the Sonera Stadium.
Another 2-1 success for Lennon’s charges isn’t without appeal at 9/1 via Blue Square and BetVictor offer 31/10 for the Hoops to record any victory by a one-goal margin while Skybet price the visitors at 9/2 to again prevail despite going in on level terms at the break.
Kris Commons meanwhile, found the target in the first leg before bagging the winner in Celtic’s SPL opener against Aberdeen at the weekend and that’s the kind of form that makes him look decent value at 11/1 (William Hill) to break the deadlock.
Celtic to beat HJK Helsinki by one – 31/10 (BetVictor)