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Celtic vs RB Leipzig

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Celtic Park

Date: 8th November 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Celtic were beaten 2-0 in Germany by Leipzig two weeks back, but the Germans should not expect the same Hoops team that had little confidence this time around.

The Bhoys have won all 3 of their three matches since that defeat, scoring 13 times and conceding no goals.

This run of form has brought them right back into the race for the Scottish league title as well into the finals of the Betfred Cup.

Celtic have beaten Hearts twice (3-0), (5-0), and Dundee once (5-0) in their last three games, but they will have to continue solid streak against a better opponent like Leipzig to be taken seriously.

Leipzig have hauled their way into the 4th position in the German Bundesliga with just a single point separating them from 2nd position.

The last time they lost a game was in the Europa League against RB Salzburg.

They have since remained unbeaten in 10 games, scoring 21 goals and conceding none in more than 500 minutes of football.

This game should be an interesting one because both of these teams come into this game in fine scoring form while also succeeding in keeping things tight at the back.

RB Leipzig beat Celtic 2-0 in the first ever competitive meeting between these two sides in the last round of matches.

Despite home advantage, bookmakers respect the Bundesliga side and have priced Leipzig up as very slight odds-on favourites.

Celtic have a habit of producing on big European nights so they will undoubtedly have their followers at reasonably big odds.

Goal markets suggest this game will see goals as over 2.5 goals is trading odds-on despite impressive defencive records.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Celtic

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Celtic 28 Oct, 2018 Scottish League Cup
L RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic 25 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Celtic 4-2 Hibernian 20 Oct, 2018 Scottish Premiership
W St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic 7 Oct, 2018 Scottish Premiership
L FC Salzburg 3-1 Celtic 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League

RB Leipzig

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D RB Leipzig 0-0 Schalke 04 28 Oct, 2018 German Bundesliga
W RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic 25 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D FC Augsburg 0-0 RB Leipzig 20 Oct, 2018 German Bundesliga
W RB Leipzig 6-0 Nurnberg 7 Oct, 2018 German Bundesliga
W Rosenborg 1-3 RB Leipzig 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic 25 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League

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