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Lazio vs Celtic Europa League Matchday 4 Odds & Prediction

Scott Brown is Celtic's inspirational and hard-hitting captain
Celtic captain Scott Brown celebrates after scoring twice in the Scottish League Cup semifinal victory against Hibernian and will now hope to lead his team into the UEL knockout stage against Lazio in Rome on Thursday. Photo from @Celtic Official(Twitter).
  • Scottish champions can qualify for knockout stage
  • Italians were beaten 2-1 in Glasgow on Matchday 3
  • Rome club have hit fine streak of form in Serie A and are favorites on Thursday

Celtic have the chance to clinch a Europa League knockout stage place when they travel to meet Lazio in Group E on Thursday.

The Scottish champions will go through if they win in Italy and Rennes fail to beat CFR Cluj in the section’s other Matchday 4 fixture.

UEL 2019-20 Group E Lazio vs Celtic Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total at BetOnline
Lazio -½, -1 -122 -169 Ov 2½, 3 -109
Celtic +½, +1 +102 +330 Un 2½, 3 +111
Draw N/A +285 N/A

Odds taken Nov. 6

However, the oddsmakers at BetOnline make Lazio the favorites to succeed at -169 for the win, with Celtic at +330. The draw is +285 on November 7, Stadio Olimpico, 12:55 pm EST.

Hoops Are Unbeaten Leaders

Celtic are unbeaten group leaders with seven points and took a commanding lead with a 2-1 win at home against third-placed Lazio on Matchday 3 last month.

But the Romans – who have three points – have hit form and have embarked on an impressive run of three straight league wins in Serie A since, although the draw looks best value here.

After a 2-1 win at Fiorentina, they then hammered Torino 4-0 at home. That was followed by a 2-1 victory away at AC Milan last Sunday.

It had put them in fourth place in the Serie A standings with six wins, three draws and two defeats.

Celtic led the Scottish league after 11 fixtures with 28 points from nine wins, one draw and one defeat.

Striker Ciro Immobile scored four times in those three wins and looks like being a major threat at the Stadio Olimpico after reaching 100 goals for his club.

UEL 2019-20 Group E Lazio vs Celtic Statistics

Lazio
VS
Celtic

1 Wins 2
2 Losses 0
0 Draws 1
4 Goals 5
34 Goal Attempts 41
83% Passing Accuracy 76%
56% Possession 50%


Celtic led the Scottish league after 11 fixtures with 28 points from nine wins, one draw and one defeat.

Their domestic form had remained good since the defeat of Lazio.

They won 4-0 at Aberdeen and then 2-0 at home against St Mirren in league fixtures.

Thumping League Cup Semifinal Victory

They also defeated Hibernian 5-2 in the semifinal of the Scottish League Cup last Saturday.

After winning four Champions League qualifying ties, twice more after stepping down to the UEL playoff round and then twice more in Group E, the Glasgow club will be one victory from equalling their record number of European wins in a season in Rome.

Celtic and Lazio had never met before their Matchday 3 collision last month.

Lazio led in the first-half thanks to a strike from Manuel Lazzari. But Celtic equalized through Ryan Christie before Christopher Jullien grabbed an 89th-minute winner.

A 1-1 draw at Rennes marked the opening of Celtic’s campaign in the group.

The Italians began with a 2-1 away defeat CFR Cluj and then beat Rennes 2-1 at home.

They then defeated CFR Cluj 2-0 at home before the win against Lazio,

The Italians began with a 2-1 away defeat CFR Cluj and then beat Rennes 2-1 at home.

A sixth successive European away game without defeat is the minimum target for Celtic.

They have never won in 12 European ties in Italy, losing nine times and drawing three.

But their most celebrated moment came against Italian opposition when they beat Internazionale 2-1 in the 1967 European Cup final to become the first British team to lift the trophy.

Both Clubs Lost UEFA Cup Finals

They were beaten finalists against Porto in the 2002-03 UEFA Cup – the forerunner of the Europa League.

Lazio were beaten by Internazionale in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup final but won the former European Cup Winners Cup in the following season.

Pick: Draw +285

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