Date: August 6, 2014
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium – Edinburgh, Scotland
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
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Celtic will be using the Murray stadium for this encounter, as their stadium Celtic Park is unavailable because Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games.
“The Hoops” are the one of most successful teams in Scottish Football, having won the league a phenomenal 45 times. On the other hand Legia has tasted success in Poland on numerous occasions.
During their first encounter, Legia crushed the Hoops, 4-1. The Polish side was in total control, having shot on target four times more than the Scottish side.
Their only competitive fixtures have been in the Champions League Qualifier, where they have managed to get past a weaker, KR Reykjavik, from Norway, 5-0 agg. Now they face an uphill battle against Legia, they must win 3-0 in order to advance. Celtic have participated in the Champions League eight times.
Legia Warsaw’s Form
Theya are in good form so far, specifically in the Champions League, where they are yet to lose a fixture in the competition. Getting past Irish side St. Patrick, 6-1 on aggregate.
Legia have only participated once in the Champions League, in 1995-96. They are currently in pole position with the three-goal lead, to advance to the last stage of the qualifiers.
Celtic: Fraser Forster
The English goalkeeper has been solid ever since joining in 2011. If they are to have any chance to advance Forster must keep a clean sheet, in order for Celtic to keep their away goal advantage.
Legia Warsaw: Miroslav Radovic
Radovic made the Celtic defenders suffer during their previous encounter scoring a double in the victory. Legia will need the midfielder to have a similar match, and if possible score a goal to null the away goal rule.
It’s difficult to see how will Celtic progress from here on into the next round of the Champions League, but I do think they will win this one. Look at bet365’s offer of 1.5 for a Celtic win and 1.75 with Boylesports for more than 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.
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