There’s not often the bookies get it wrong and on this occasion Celtic fans will be delighted to hear that in their homeland, Copenhagen are being offered at ridiculous odds to get any sort of result in the Europa League second leg at Parkhead on Thursday night.
After a 1-1 draw in the first leg the advantage will lie with the home side going into the match but with the Danes at 9/1 for the win in 90 minutes and 6/1 for the draw, according to a report in The Daily Record, it’s safe to say that the Hoops are firm favourites.
Speaking to the Record, Dankse Spil’s Peter Emmike said:
“Copenhagen will have a hard time in Scotland. Celtic loses very rarely at home and we saw especially in the first half of the first game in the Park that FCK have difficulty keeping up with the Scots at their pace.”
“That’s why Celtic is also clearly the favourite to win the match and advance in the tournament.”
That Neil Lennon’s side underperformed and still emerged with a positive result gives an indication as to which way this game could go, he will also have Leigh Griffiths back at his disposal and will unleash the strike duo that has fired his side to a 12 point lead in the Scottish Premiership and – almost certainly – 9-in-a-row.
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Sky Bet are offering 15/2 for Odsonne Edouard to score a brace and for Celtic to have a comfortable night and a 3-0 win is 17/2, it’s safe to say that there doesn’t appear to be much hope given to Copenhagen of progressing to the last 16.
Lennon’s biggest fear will be complacency as his side have already shown that, with the required intensity, the Danes just won’t be able to live with his side’s attacking threat, considering there were dissenting voices when the Northern Irishman took the job, a run to – at least – the last 16 of the Europa League and (probably) another treble isn’t a bad way to finish your first full season back in charge.