Celtic begin their new life in European football under Ange Postecoglou as it gets underway this week against Danish side FC Midtjylland. The match schedules for Tuesday visit a trip to Parkland for their first leg of the Champions League second qualifying tie with kickoff at 9:45 pm.
The pre-season friendly warm-ups were far more perfect for both sides, with the Bhoys suffered a 1-0 defeat to Preston North End. On the other hand, Midtjylland suffered a 2-0 defeat to Odense Boldklub.
2,000 fans flooded the Celtic Park after going through to the coronavirus restrictions ease. However, it was not the perfect start for the Bhoys supporters, especially after suffering a 1-0 loss to Preston North End.
Moreover, it was a perfect start before the loss after finding their way against Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton City. It followed with playing out a goalless stalemate with Bristol City. A major test for the pre-season friendlies for the Bhoys lies against West Ham with their visit to Celtic Park on July 24.
On the other hand, runners up to the Danish Superliga, Midtjylland, kicked off their pre-season warm-up against Odense Boldklub.
New manager Bo Henriksen might not have the perfect start to his campaign is starting out the Champions League on a high note. Furthermore, the history for the side in the competition is strong after draws against Liverpool and Atalanta.
Celtic vs Midtjylland Head to Head
Both teams up to today have not played together, and this marks their first encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Celtic 0-1 Preston North End
- Bristol City 0-0 Celtic
- Charlton Athletic 1-2 Celtic
- Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Celtic
- Hibernian 0-0 Celtic
- FC Midtjylland 1-2 OB
- SK Sigma Olomouc 1-2 Midtjylland
- Lech Poznan 3-2 Midtjylland
- Malmo FF 1-2 FC Midtjylland
- FC Midtjylland 4-0 AGF
Celtic Team News
Defender Kristoffer Ajer will not feature after recent rumors of a move away from the camp to Brentford. Fellow defender Christopher Jullien is also unavailable with an injury. However, a major boost for the camp is goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas who will start between the sticks.
FC Midtjylland Team News
Winger Aral Simsir will miss the first leg after a positive coronavirus test. After getting subbed during their friendly, it remains a doubt whether Nicolas Madsen will recover in time to feature.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides will not be in high confidence this week, given their recent plights in the pre-season friendlies.
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 2.5