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Champions League: 3 best bets as Celtic face Legia Warsaw

| 30.07.2014

The Commonwealth Games may be the focus of Glasgow at the moment but the festival of sport will take a back seat for 90 minutes tonight with Celtic in Champions League action.

Ronny Delia’s men travel to Poland for the first leg of their third qualifying round match against Legia Warsaw and Oliver Yew has picked out three best bets for the action at the Pepsi Arena.

Celtic to win @ 29/20

Legia Warsaw may have rescued things with a 5-0 victory over St Patrick’s in Ireland but it does not hide how poor they were at home against the Irish minnows.

Henning Berg’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Pats and Celtic can take plenty of confidence from that result heading into this clash in the Polish capital.

The Bhoys have reached the group stage of the tournament in the previous two seasons and we are backing them to take a step towards a third successive qualification against an inconsistent Legia side.

Under 2.5 goals @ 4/7

After seven games in charge Ronny Delia’s methods are starting to rub off on Celtic, who looked very solid in their 5-0 aggregate win over KR in the last qualifying round.

The Hoops were extremely comfortable during their 1-0 away win in Iceland and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out Delia will want much of the same in Poland.

Therefore back under 2.5 goals to be scored in the match at 4/7.

Virgil Van Dijk to score anytime @ 6/1

The big Dutch defender proved to be too hot to handle for KR at Celtic Park and with set pieces likely to be a key weapon for the Scots in Poland he could get on the scoresheet once again.

The 23-year-old grabbed a brace that night and with potential talk of a move to the Premier League gathering pace, he will be determined to get his name in the headlines.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew