The Betpal Football Bet of the Day is found in the Champions League, with Celtic entertaining Barcelona in Glasgow. Can the Hoops improve on their heroic Nou Camp showing and take something from this home tie?
Match: Celtic v Barcelona
Bet of the Day: Barcelona -1.5 on the Asian handicap
Best Odds: 1.94 Pinnacle
Celtic put up a great show in Barcelona but suffered a heartbreaking late goal to travel home empty handed. It is easy to forget the Celts were 45-1 in places for that game, and while those odds were harsh on the Scottish Champions, the correction looks to have gone too far the other way. The numbers from the game in the Nou Camp were frightening, with the Spanish side enjoying over 80% of possession and rattling in 20 shots. Also of concern was the Celtic reaction to that gutsy performance – they were beaten in their next game versus Kilmarnock and drew at Dundee United. There was a cup win sandwiched between those games, but with injuries to Izaguirre, Rogne and Forrest, Manager Neil Lennon has additional problems he could do without. Gary Hooper is also expected to miss out and the hosts look short of firepower. They were not able to post a shot on target versus Benfica in their previous home Group game, and another night of intense defending looks likely. At a shade under evens to win by two clear goals, Barca look a decent bet. They have covered that handicap in four of eight away games this term, including the Champions League trip to Benfica at the start of October.
Football Bet of the Day
Barcelona -1.5 on the Asian Handicap. 1.94 at Pinnacle.