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Barcelona vs Celtic 13 September 2016: UCL Preview and Predictions

Barcelona lost on the weekend and it will be important that they bounce back quickly from that shock defect as they are home in the opening fixture of their Champions League campaign against Celtic.

Barcelona are full of attacking power and they will look to dominate against Celtic in a game where a win is something that is expected. Neymar is back and he should fit in well with the rest of the team that includes Leo Messi and Luis Suarez. There should be plenty of goals in this team and although they failed to show that in their loss on the weekend, they should be able to bounce back and win against a visiting Scottish side from Celtic.

Celtic will know that they will need to be at the top of their game if they have any chance of getting a result at the Camp Nou against Barcelona. This side is not terrible and although they have had a few stutters this season, they should feel pretty good going into this encounter. Celtic will be away from home and that will be another disadvantage but they have a good manager in Brendan Rogers and he should show his players on how to cope with these big games on the road. That being said, I don’t see Celtic leaving with anything but a loss.

This game should be a Barcelona win but I think that Celtic will put up a fight and with the handicap set at 3 goals, I think betting on Celtic +3.0 Asian handicap is the best option. We are getting a great price on this bet and with the dynamics of the two sides, this seems like good value. In addition to that, the over 3.5 goals bet also seems good considering how likely it is.  

Celtic +3.0

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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