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Astra Giurgiu v Celtic: Scepovic can be a star in Romania

| 06.11.2014

Celtic head to Romania as slight favourites for victory and while we could extol you will the virtues of backing their hosts Astra to cause an upset, we reckon our audience would rather hear about some of the great Hoops odds on offer.

The Bhoys can be backed at 6/4 for a win on the night while the draw is priced at 23/10 with Ladbrokes and a home victory for the Romanians is available at 9/5.

And if those odds whetted your appretite then have a look at the following three picks which feature goals, big Celtic wins and new boy Stefan Scepovic.

Stefan Scepovic to score and Celtic to win @ 19/5

It took a while but the 24-year-old finally got off the mark for the Scottish champions last time out in the Europa League with a goal in their 2-1 win over Astra at Celtic Park.

Having followed that goal up with another in the Hoops’ 2-0 win over a solid Kilmarnock side in the league we fancy the Serbian to score, in the absence of John Guidetti, as part of a win for the Bhoys.

Both teams to score and Celtic to win @ 15/4

Ronny Deila’s side showed they would be no walkovers away from Parkhead last time out on the road in the Europa League with a 2-2 draw against Red Bull Salzburg in a game that, in truth, Celtic probably should have won.

Having won their previous two away games in the Scottish Premiership, the Hoops will be hopeful of matching Salzburg’s 2-1 win in Romania a few weeks back and with Astra scoring and conceding in three of their last five home games – as well as shipping goals in the other two – this price tempts.

Celtic to score between 2-3 goals @ 3/2

The goals have started to flow for the Hoops this term and after netting twice last time out against Astra in the Europa League, we fancy them to enjoy a similar return here, having romped to a 6-0 win against Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup last week.

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

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.