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AZ vs Celtic prediction, betting odds, free tips (26/08/2021)

Celtic makes the trip to Alkmaar, Netherlands to take on the challenge of AZ for a place in the Europa League group stages. The Scottish giants have a foot in the door following their 2-0 win in the first leg but need to be wary of Pascal Jansen’s men.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for AZ vs Celtic

Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for AZ vs Celtic.

Match Result: Celtic to win @ 7/4

Total Goals: Over 2.5 Goals @ 53/100

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 1/2

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Celtic to Win

Coming into this fixture, the circumstances could not be worse for AZ. The Cheese Farmers have lost two matches in succession and host Celtic who has been on a warpath ever since they were dumped out of the Champions League. It is difficult to look beyond Ange Postecoglou’s men who demolished St Mirren in their most recent outing in the Scottish Premiership.

Over 2.5 Goals

Only once in their last six fixtures have Celtic failed to score three goals. They have scored 24 goals in this period as they continue to fire on all barrels. Averaging four goals per match in this period, they can hit the target on their own but should get some assistance from AZ, who are still searching for their first goal of the 2021/22 campaign.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

The trip to the AFAS Stadion will be Celtic’s eighth match of the 2021/22 campaign. The Hoops have hit the back of the net in each of their outings and come in their element with each passing outings. While AZ has not hit the back of the net in their last two outings, they should make the most of the home advantage and extra rest afforded to them.

AZ vs Celtic Fixture Preview

AZ Alkmaar

Pascal Jansen will be making plans of how to stop the juggernaut Kyogo Furuhashi. The forward’s inspired purchase from Vissel Kobe has received applause even from Celtic’s most ardent rivals and AZ would not have missed the memo. Furuhashi was central to AZ’s defeat in Celtic Park and the Dutch outfit will need to be prepared for the challenge. The Cheese Heads have yet to score in the campaign and the first step will be to get the ball rolling on that front.

Celtic

After playing five matches at Celtic Park in succession, it remains to be seen how the change in scenery affects Ange Postecoglou’s men. The Hoops have impressed with four clean sheets in their last five matches but that is not why they have been in the news. It is their attacking department that has caught everyone’s attention with 24 goals in their six-match winning streak.

Best betting odds for AZ vs Celtic

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UEFA Europa League Qualifying
AZ
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Celtic
August 26, 2021
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AZ vs Celtic

icon Head to Head

26/08/21
UELQ
AZ
AZ
2 - 1
Celtic
Celtic
18/08/21
UELQ
Celtic
Celtic
2 - 0
AZ
AZ

AZ

Last 5

26/09/21
NE
AZ
AZ
5 - 0
Go Ahead Eagles
Go Ahead Eagles
23/09/21
NE
FC Twente
FC Twente
3 - 1
AZ
AZ
19/09/21
NE
Heracles
Heracles
3 - 2
AZ
AZ
16/09/21
CON
Randers FC
Randers FC
2 - 2
AZ
AZ
11/09/21
NE
AZ
AZ
0 - 3
PSV
PSV

Celtic

Last 5

26/09/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
1 - 1
Dundee Utd
Dundee Utd
23/09/21
SLC
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 0
Raith
Raith
19/09/21
SP
Livingston
Livingston
1 - 0
Celtic
Celtic
16/09/21
UEL
Real Betis
Real Betis
4 - 3
Celtic
Celtic
11/09/21
SP
Celtic
Celtic
3 - 0
Ross County
Ross County

FAQ about AZ vs Celtic

AZ vs Celtic Prediction

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on August 26, at 20:45 GMT.

Where is the game being played?

AFAS Stadion.

Who is the bookmaker’s favourite to win?

AZ Alkmaar.