Final double-match before entering the Europa League!
Tonight Celtic and AZ Alkmaar will face each other in the first leg game in the final for the Europa League qualification. This will be a great chance for both teams to boost their spirits up at the beginning of the season, after some recent bad performances. So tonight will be the right opportunity for revelation.
Celtic F.C. didn’t succeed in the facing against FC Midtjylland and lost the double-match losing the chance to continue the race for the UEFA Champions League. After that, they faced FK Jablonec in the semi-final for the Europa League qualification and won both games with the result of 4:2 and 3:0. The Hoops started the season with a losing opening game against Hearts (2:1), but in the second round, they played an amazing game against Dundee FC winning the game with the result of 6:0. They even beat Hearts in their last game at League Cup (3:2), bringing back their confidence on a high level, so tonight Celtic will definitely try to win the game against AZ Alkmaar and get a step closer to the Europa League.
AZ Alkmaar on the other hand enters this match as a third-placed team from the previous season in Eredivisie in an attempt to play at the Europa League. AZ Alkmaar played nine friendly matches before the start of the season, winning six games, losing one, and also played two draw games. The unfortunate circumstance before tonight’s match is that they lost their opening game at Eredivisie against Waalwijk (1:0). So tonight they must do their best, try not to make the same mistakes from the last game, and bring quality football performance at the visiting first leg duel against the Scottish team.
We are expecting a very interesting game where the hosting team Celtic will have better chances to win the game.