Celtic to enjoy another big European night
Celtic are looking for another wonderful European night after beating Lazio over two legs. Will Rennes upset the party? Have a read of our preview here:
Exciting times for Celtic
Celtic smashed four past Livingston at the weekend to complete a resounding victory over a side who have struggling for form. Livi managed to hold off wave after wave of Celtic attack but eventually slipped to allow Edouard in to score.
After that, the flood gates opened and the Bhoys polished off Gary Holt’s side, much to the delight of Neil Lennon.
"I'm thrilled with that [performance] today and it was a lot better than I could've expected.
"It's a really comprehensive win, off the back of a two-week break. I can't ask any more of the players: they look fit, powerful and playing with real intent."
With that win, Celtic have now won their last six Premiership matches by an aggregate score of 18-0.
It has been a pleasure to watch diminutive forward James Forrest in action this season. He has been playing at a consistently high level for the last couple of campaigns and already looks as though he might improve again this year.
His goal against Lazio will stand long in the memory due to the impressive victory it helped achieve but a brace at the weekend takes his tally in the league to seven in 12 games.
Last season he managed 11 in 33 league games and that number already looks under threat. He will be a key player in this season’s title fight which looks as though it could be a cracker.
Rennes have threats
The French side need to be marshalled carefully by Celtic who will know only too well not to take lightly European opposition.
Rennes have a number if talented players and despite a 2-1 defeat in Dijon at the weekend, you feel they can finish higher than their current mid-table position.
M’Baye Niang has already netted five times this season for the side from Brittany and he will be looking to add to that total. Adrien Hunou has also been amongst the goals having hit four this season while right-back Hamari Traore has three assists and can be a creative threat on the flank.
You feel Celtic will be able to deal with most of what Rennes can throw at them but it will not be an easy match for Neil Lennon’s side.
Celtic vs Rennes betting tip
With Celtic having the home advantage you’d expect them to win although they often make it hard for themselves. Even so, backing the Bhoys to win by two goals at odds of 7/2 is worth a flutter.