Europa League Clash: Ajax vs. CelticPublished September 17, 2015 by Sol FH
The Group A Europa League opener gets underway tonight with a big match featuring Ajax vs Celtic at 19:00 GMT.
Matchday one of the Europa League kicks off tonight with matches across Europe, including tonight's highlight from Group A between Ajax and Celtic. Of all the matches being played tonight, this is the one recommended to watch, as it will surely be a battle throughout all 90 minutes.
Group A features Ajax, Celtic, Fenerbahce and Molde, and Ajax are the outright favorites to take the group. Although both Ajax and Celtic would much rather be setting forth on a Champions League campaign but they were ousted out of the qualifiers and now need to save some face in the Europa League. Ajax were on the brink of making the Champions League group stage, but they were shocked by Rapid Vienna. The Eredivisie leaders are at home in Amsterdam tonight and must focus all of their attention to the task at hand.
Tonight will be the very first time that Ajax meet Celtic in the Europa League. The two faced each other in the 2013-14 Champions League, and they split those matches one win apiece.
For Celtic to walk away with three points and top spot in Group A, they will need to get back to winning games. They just lost a heart breaker to Aberdeen in league play and to make matters worse, Celtic have not won a single away game over their last ten in the Europa League, with four losses and six draws.
Europa League Betting
The Europa League is one of the highest draws for sports betting in all of European soccer tournaments. There are so many games that punters have adequate chances to make lucrative cash in a split second with live in play or pre-match betting markets. Bet365 offers pre-match props, live in play markets, and live streaming for select games this Europa season.
Prior to first touch, Ajax are the outright favorites at 1.83, while Celtic have some catching up to do, behind at 5.00. A draw could be plausible at 3.60, but expect Ajax to walk away in total control of the Group.