Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar prediction on August 18, 2021. Celtic are playing at home at Celtic Park in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Playoff Round 2021/22. The goal of coach Angelos Postecoglou’s team is to get themselves a win to give them an advantage in the second leg. on Dutch soil.
Celtic representative from Scotland had a rather disappointing season. They were unable to successfully defend the domestic title against Rangers. Although they are quite familiar names in European tournaments. The team’s best achievement in recent years is reaching the round of 16 of the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League. To enter this playoff round, Celtic in the previous round easily got themselves a destructive victory against FK Baumit Jablonec with a total score of 7-2 after 2 matches.
AZ Alkmaar Overview
The representative AZ Alkmaar from the Netherlands continued to have a rather sad domestic season. They only finished in 3rd place and got a ticket to the UEFA Champions League arena. The success of AZ Alkmaar in this arena in recent years is reaching the round of 16 of the 2019/20 season. Although AZ Alkmaar is showing clear progress day by day. In major tournaments, it is still showing its youth and lack of experience. AZ Alkmaar is a very disciplined team and they always know how to take advantage of opportunities to punish the opponent.
Asian Bet – Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar prediction
Celtic’s form is extremely impressive with 4 consecutive victories before this match. Not only that, but they also have a euphoric momentum after 3 victories at home at Celtic Park.
On the other hand, Alkmaar started the season with instability with a defeat to Waalwijk in the domestic league. Alkmaar’s ability to catch up is also a big question mark. Because this is their first match in the European Cup. With outstanding performance, choosing Celtic to win the bet is completely wise.
Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction: Choose Celtic -0.25
European odds appreciate the possibility of Celtic winning. There is no doubt when placing faith in the excellent performance of Postecoglou’s men. Alkmaar is hard to avoid defeat against an extremely effective and stable Celtic.
Choose Celtic (FT)
Over/Under Bet – Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar prediction
AZ Alkmaar was eliminated from the Europa League group stage last season. Practical play but ineffective, 6 matches scored 7 goals and conceded 5 times. Jansen’s team only got 3rd place in the Dutch national championship. The continental playground still seems to be too much.
The attack’s performance of 1.15 goals against opponents like Rijeka is clearly limited. Alkmaar often struggled against well-organized opponents, such as in the opening match of the domestic league, losing 0-1 at the very weak opponent Waalwijk.
Celtic vs AZ Alkmaar Prediction: Choose Under 2.75
Celtic: Hart, Forrest, Taylor, Starfelt, Bitton, Ralston, McGregor, Turnbull, Soro, Furuhashi, Abada.
AZ Alkmaar: M. Bizot, D. de Wit, O. Idrissi, O. Wijndal, S. Wuytens, P. Hatzidiakos, T. Koopmeiners, J. Clasie, F. Midtsjö, C. Stengs, M. Boadu.