Celtic v Borussia Monchengladbach: Back underrated Bhoys to win it

Brendan Rodgers is finding plenty to smile about right now at Celtic
Brendan Rodgers is finding plenty to smile about right now at Celtic

With Celtic on an excellent run and Borussia Monchengladbach struggling lately, have faith in the hosts...


"Borussia Monchengladbach have prevailed just twice in eight encounters, losing four. Their most recent four away days have yielded a single point."

Back Celtic to win @ 2.89/5

Celtic 2.89/5 v Borussia Monchengladbach 2.6613/8; The Draw 3.711/4
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Yann Sommer, Andreas Christensen, Christoph Kramer, Thorgan Hazard, Josip Drmic - if you were asked to pick between Celtic's squad and Borussia Monchengladbach's, you would almost certainly choose the latter.

However, despite that, there are several reasons to believe the Bhoys are hard done by to be assessed as the 2.89/5 outsiders to win their Group C showdown.

One is that many of Monchengladbach's big hitters - Christensen, Hazard and Drmic from the above list, plus Fabian Johnson and Raffael too - haven't travelled to Glasgow due to injury.

The other is that, despite playing a lower-quality league and possessing inferior individuals, Celtic have more to show for meetings with Barcelona and Manchester City than their visitors, holding the former to a 3-3 draw at Parkhead, in which they led three times and never trailed a world-class side on a ten-match winning streak.

Yes, they were thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona prior to that, but Monchengladbach's opening away day was also a miserable experience as they were bundled over 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers' men won twice without conceding since their last Champions League outing, whereas their opponents didn't score against Bundesliga bottom-three pair Schalke and Hamburg.

The German club's season started promisingly but, since September, they have prevailed just twice in eight encounters, losing four. Their most recent four away days have yielded a single point.

By contrast, Celtic are unbeaten in seven Champions League home games, winning six, and even looking exclusively at the group stage, their figures as hosts from 2006/07 onwards are P16 W10 D4 L2. They won their second showdown in front of their fans in both prior qualifications this decade.


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