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We are heading into the semi-finals of the Champions League qualifiers and things are getting interesting. Several top clubs like Celtic, Red Bull Salzburg, and Ajax will be competing for starting spots in the upcoming Champions League 2017/18 group stage.
Dynamo Kiev the finished the league last year in second, falling 13 points short to Shakthar Donezk. Kiev has won both of its matches this season, but lost 0-2 to Donezk in the Super Cup Final. Nevertheless, they are a really strong team and are already familiar with playing in the Champions League.
Bern on the other hand, would be competing in the Champions League group stage for the first time in history. The Young Boys also finished second in their league and showed some great performances during last season. They have manged to keep their good form and beat FC Basel in the first match of the new season and they also beat Benfica Lisbon 5-1 in a friendly match.
Both teams are capable of scoring goals and are in good shape at the moment. We expect a fast-paced game with several decent opportunities to score goals on both sides.
Betting Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.95 with Bwin.
Celtic Glasgow is trying to advance to the Champions League group stage after losing to Malmö in the playoffs last year. Celtic is well-known for their strength on the home pitch and is also the best football team in Ireland by a wide margin. Last year they absolutely crushed the competition and won both the League and the FA Cup.
Rosenborg Trondheim is another familiar name to football experts, even though they haven’t reached the Champions League group stage since 2007. The Norwegian Eliteserien is currently on-going and Trondheim is sitting at the top of the table with 35 points after 17 matches played.
Even though Trondheim is looking good, we expect Celtic to win this match. Although, Trondheim might be able to score an away goal, which might be crucial for the re-match.
Betting Tips: Celtic to win @1.40 with Bet365 and Both teams to score @ 2.00 with Betfair.
This is probably the most exciting Champions League qualifier match on our list. Both teams are notorious for their entertaining offensive style of football and tend to score a lot of goals.
Nizza finished the league third and scored 63 goals, conceding only 36 throughout the season. They also lost just 4 matches, which is remarkable compared to their previous results. Coach Lucien Favre did a great job and expectations are obviously high now.
Amsterdam finished the Eredivisie second, falling just one point short to Feyenoord Rotterdam. The team, however, scored 79 goals in total and also managed to advance to the Europa League final. Their head coach left the team though and it will be interesting to see how the young squad is going to adapt.
Even though Ajax Amsterdam has several decent players on offense, we expect OGC Nizza to react appropriately. The team has shown that they can shut down an opponent and this game should be no exception.
Betting Tip: Both teams to score: No @ 2.05 with BetVictor
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