Betting Tips: Celtic vs Lazio

Inzaghi's men have been producing plenty of goalmouth action at both ends of the pitch, and Al Hain-Cole expects an entertaining clash at Celtic Park

Celtic will be aiming to strengthen their position at the top of Group E when they welcome Lazio to Celtic Park in Thursday's Europa League clash.

Neil Lennon's men are a point clear in first after taking four points from the first available six and have won each of their last six home matches in all competitions by a combined scoreline of 21-2.

Celtic vs Lazio latest odds

However, they remain only marginal 6/4 (2.50) favourites with bet365 to underline their credentials at this level with a big win over high profile opposition.

The Biancocelesti have lost five of their previous six matches in this competition, but can be backed at 13/8 (2.63) to leapfrog their hosts by coming out on top here.

The guests have drawn their last two games in Serie A, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.

Celtic vs Lazio  team news

Jozo Simunovic and Michael Johnston are still short of match fitness despite returning to training, although Nir Bitton and Marian Shved are both back in contention following injury.

Lucas Leiva is likely to return to the guests' midfield, having missed Saturday's 3-3 draw with Atalanta due to suspension.

Celtic vs Lazio preview

That draw with Atalanta was a fairly typical snapshot of the season so far for Simone Inzaghi's men, who went in 3-0 down at the break before mounting an exciting comeback.

Indeed, they have consistently struggled to balance their prolific attack with a robust backline, having scored 19 goals in 10 matches but conceded 12 - keeping just three clean sheets.

With this in mind, a Bhoys outfit that has scored 39 times in just 10 home games this season will be fully confident of having some joy up front, although will need to be wary of leaving themselves too open at the back.

Celtic vs Lazio predictions

In fact, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look like strong value on over 2.5 goals being scored for Celtic's ninth home game in 12 this campaign, as well as the eighth fixture in 11 for Lazio.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with bet365

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Source: Internet