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Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Celtic can regain confidence in the Champions League

  • Celtic host KR Reykjavik in the Champions League 1st Qualifying Round
  • Match is being played at Celtic Park at 7:45pm BST on Tuesday
  • Celtic have won by 3+ goals in 4 of their last 5 Scottish Premiership home matches
  • KR Reykjavik have lost by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 Europa League matches
  • KR lost 7-1 in their previous away match in Europe
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Can Odsonne Edouard inspire Celtic in the UEFA Champions League? (Getty Images)

Celtic host KR Reykjavik in the UEFA Champions League 1st Qualifying Round on Tuesday. The Iceland club lost 7-1 on the road in the Europa League last season, are they in for a heavy defeat at Celtic Park?

Celtic Form


Celtic began the season with a 5-1 win against Hamilton. Odsonne Edouard scored a hat-trick with Jeremie Frimpong and Patryk Klimala on target.

Neil Lennon’s side drew 1-1 at Kilmarnock in their last match with Ryan Christie opening the scoring. Celtic had 70% possession and 17-6 shots but couldn’t find a winner.

The Bhoys’ scheduled matches against St. Mirren and Aberdeen were postponed after left-back Boli Bolingoli broke quarantine rules with a trip to Spain.

Celtic Team News


Celtic manager Neil Lennon has a full strength side available. Greek goalkeeper Vasileios Barkas looks to be first choice and Swiss striker Albian Ajeti waits for his chance after joining from West Ham.

Boli Bolingoli went on a secret trip to Spain before playing against Kilmarnock and has likely played his last match for the club.

KR Reykjavik Form


KR Reykjavik are the oldest and most successful club in Icelandic football, having won the Úrvalsdeild karla championship 27 times. They have never reached the group stage of the Champions League or Europa League.

Rúnar Kristinsson’s side are currently third in the Úrvalsdeild. They drew against Fjolnir and KA Akureyri before a 2-0 win against Fjolnir in the Iceland Cup.

KR’s last match was a 2-1 defeat against FH Hafnarfjörður. Kristján Finnbogason equalised before the break, his second goal in consecutive matches.

KR Reykjavik took on Molde in the Europa League 1st Qualifying Round last season. They lost 7-1 in Norway before a 0-0 draw in Iceland.

KR Reykjavik Team News


KR Reykjavik have a full strength side available.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Head to Head


These clubs met in the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round. Celtic won 1-0 in Iceland before a 4-0 win in Glasgow, Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki bagging braces.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Odds


Celtic are 1.08 favourites at betfair with KR Reykjavik available at 25.00. A draw is available at 12.00.

The handicap markets are in play here with Celtic 1.70 in the -2 handicap. 

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Match Up


Celtic have a far stronger squad than KR Reykjavik. They made it count with a 4-0 home win 2014, a similar result would be no surprise here.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik Stats


  • Celtic have won by 3+ goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches (Scottish Premiership).
  • Celtic have scored 5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Scottish Premiership).
  • Celtic have won 4 of their last 6 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Celtic have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Celtic’s squad is valued at 91.68m.
  • KR Reykjavik have lost by 2+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • KR Reykjavik lost 7-1 in their last away match (UEFA Europa League).
  • KR Reykjavik have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • KR Reykjavik’s squad is valued at 2.38m.

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik FAQ

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Where is Celtic vs KR Reykjavik being played?

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik is being played at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

When is Celtic vs KR Reykjavik being played?

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik is being played at 19:45 BST on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

What competition are Celtic vs KR Reykjavik playing in?

Celtic vs KR Reykjavik are playing in the UEFA Champions League 1st Qualifying Round.

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Verdict

Celtic completely dominated KR Reykjavik at home in 2014. There is every reason to suggest a similar result here with a big win expected for the Bhoys.

Best Bet: Celtic -2 Handicap Handicap @-142.86 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Celtic -3 Handicap Handicap @+188 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Odsonne Edouard First Goalscorer @+225 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Celtic Win 5-0 Correct Score @+900 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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