Champions League Odds : Celtic v Juventus as punters eye stubborn display to oppose Old Lady

Its Celtic v Juventus, Valencia v PSG, Man Utd Real Madrid in the Champions League as Paddy Power release the latest odds and a new free bets offer as the firm report plenty of patriotic money is coming in for Neil Lennon’s side to to take something from their first leg encounter.

The Champions League returns this week with the round of 16 first legs taking place and tonight, Celtic will be looking to make history once more when they host Serie A Champions Juventus.

Celtic Park will be packed to the rafters for this encounter and the atmosphere will be electric.

On big European nights, there are not many that make more noise than the Celtic fans and they must act as a twelfth man in this one

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It is going to be tough for Neil Lennon’s men to beat such a strong team over two legs, but they have defied the odds already in this competition by beating Barcelona in Glasgow, so they shouldn’t fear anyone.

If the Scottish champions can stop Juventus scoring, it would be a massive boost to their chances of qualifying as away goals are so important in the Champions League.

The defenders are going to have to be on top of their game and Celtic might have to try and hit their opponents on the counter attack. They are being offered at 15/4 to win here.

Top goal-scorer Gary Hooper will have to be at his clinical best in this one as he might be feeding of scraps for the majority of the match. Any chance he is given, Hooper has to cause the goalkeeper a few problems.

No one was expecting Celtic to make the knockout stages of this compeition, but now that they are here, Lennon won’t allow his players to just enjoy the occasion.

Instead, he expects them to put up a real fight and do all they can to remain in this tie for the trip to Turin.

As for Juventus, they want to go all the way and lift the trophy this season and although they know their opponents are strong on home soil, will still expect to reach the quarter-finals comfortably. They are 17/20 favourites to win in Scotland on Tuesday.

With the first leg being away from home, the Italian giants have the slight advantage and if they have any sort of lead going into the second leg, then the tie might be all but over as they are so strong at the Juventus Stadium.

What the Serie A leaders will try to do is silence the fans early on with a goal or two and if they are at their very best, then they are more than capable of doing just that.

One key man could be Andrea Pirlo as he is one of the best midfielders around right now.

He is a magician when he has the ball at his feet and he can find a pass that no one else on the pitch is able to see.

With how good Pirlo is at set-pieces he is as well, the Italian scoring at anytime might be good value at 5/1.

It is set for a famous evening in Glasgow and is certainly not a game that you want to be missing. Kick-off is at 7.45PM tonight.

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