Michael Lintorn has an unusual suggestion for Barcelona v Celtic punters - bet on an odd number of goals...
"Barcelona didn’t spill a point as hosts in last season’s group stage. Every encounter ended with an odd number of goals courtesy of 2-1, 3-0 and 6-1 scorelines."
Barcelona 1.11/10 v Celtic 36.035/1; The Draw 13.5
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Barcelona paid Celtic a huge compliment by naming Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta as mere substitutes for their weekend La Liga fixture at home to Alaves, though it was punished as the promoted club stunned the title holders 2-1.
By contrast, the Bhoys not only won without their Messi, Leigh Griffiths - yes, it's a huge stretch - they thrashed their fiercest rivals Rangers 5-1 in his absence.
However, any hope of that disconnect in weekend results leading to a Bhoys Camp Nou triumph at odds of 36.035/1 is eroded by the stats.
While there are precedents for Luis Enrique's men having a domestic shocker in front of their fans - see Valencia last term or Celta Vigo and Malaga in 2014/15 - they have been victorious in all 11 Champions League games in front of their fans under his guidance. Celtic have lost six straight road trips in the tournament proper.
Odd or Even
You are probably aware that Barcelona didn't spill a point as hosts in last season's group stage. What you might not know is that every encounter ended with an odd number of goals courtesy of 2-1, 3-0 and 6-1 scorelines. The same is true of their latest two La Liga outings, and Celtic's previous two Champions League first-round away days.
Back there to be an odd number of goals @ 2.01/1