Sunday, September 23, 2018

Moussa Dembele 8/11 to score against Alashkert in Tuesdays Champions League qualifying matchup

Competition: Champions League qualifying

Market: Celtic win

Odds: 1/4 @ Bet 365

After another stellar domestic year, Brendan Rodger’s side will be looking to avoid an early slip-up when they travel to Armenia in the first of their Champions League qualifying campaign.

For the hosts on Tuesday, despite winning the Armenian league for the third time in their history, Alashkert know they are a hefty underdog against The Hoops. Although they do have some experience when up against Scottish opposition after beating St. Johnstone in a Europa Leaqualifieryier three years ago, they lost the Armenian Cup final on penalties last month and have now remarkably drawn five of their last seven. While they have made a long list of changes to their side for the new season, we do expect them to struggle against such an established European side.

As for former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, although his Hoops may have not broken the triple digits tally last year, the Scottish giants secured yet another triple and his record-breaking side believe they can do the same this year. Coming off the back of a 7-0 win against Irish Premier side Shamrock Rovers last time out, Celtic have now scored 11 in their last five. Looking to get his own individual season off to a solid start, 21-year-old striker Moussa Dembele scored nine goals last season and after attracting so much interest from across Europe last year, the French forward is expected to lead the line on Tuesday.

Bet: Celtic to beat Alashkert in Tuesdays Champions League qualifying matchup 1/4 @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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