At the halfway point of the Champions League group stages Celtic are bottom of the group with just one point. This then is a must win if they are to have any hope of progressing. They will need to turn around the form of matchday three that saw them lose 3-1 in Germany.
At home, Celtic Park has not been the fortress it used to be with the Glasgow side winless in six Champions League games here. Six of the last eight in this competition have gone over 2.5 goals with the two that did not still producing two goals each.
RB Leipzig come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw with Mainz in the Bundesliga at the weekend. They sit third in the group with three points from three matches and with Real Madrid still to play they know that they need maximum points here.
On the road, Leipzig have won just one of their last five in this competition but the opponents they have lost to have been PSG, Liverpool, Real and Man City. Domestically they without a win in their last seven so Celtic can take heart from this.
Celtic vs RB Leipzig match stats
Both teams need all three points here so we could be in for a repeat of last week with goals on the horizon. Over 2.5 goals looks a sensible play and added to that put in RB Leipzig to win. They looked far too good for Celtic last weekend and the hosts are without a win in their last six at their own place in this competition.
Sticking with this game being a must win for these teams this brings into play backing 2+ shots on target per side in each half. This was managed in the previous encounter and the shots on target total ten. Sky Bet have enhanced the odds on this to 7/2 and this looks worth taking.
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08 Nov 2018 – Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig – Europa League
25 Oct 2018 – RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic – Europa League
The reverse fixture last week was comfortably won by RB Leipzig 3-1 with Andre Silva grabbing a brace. Celtic will hope their November 2018 Europa League group game encounter acts as an omen with the Bhoys winning that one 2-1.