Category Archives: Tactical Preview

Celtic vs Benfica: Tactical Preview – defensive woes for both sides

Two familiar foes go head-to-head on Wednesday night with serious contrasting problems to contend with and no clear indication in the Betfair Champions League betting tips on who will be the likely winner. Celtic’s big issue has been form with … Continue reading

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Commons rise poses questions for Helsinki

It would be imprecise to write-off Celtic’s 1-0 win over Aberdeen, as some newspapers have, as a mere result of Jamie Langfield’s 79th minute howler. While the ‘keeper had pathetically failed to keep out Kris Common’s shot worked from a … Continue reading

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Tactical preview: Celtic Vs HJK – Champions League Qualifying

At the helm of the SPL Champions, Neil Lennon has gone a long way to ward off his critics. While domestic trophies are the lifeblood – almost expected even – of a Celtic manager, it’s performances in Europe that really elevate … Continue reading

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Celtic Vs Atletico Madrid – Tactical Preview

Group leaders Atletico Madrid have travelled to Glasgow ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League crunch match taking star striker Falcao with them. The €40m striker had missed the last two La Ligua matches through injury and may be fit to play. … Continue reading

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Celtic Vs Rennes – Tactical Preview

Europe is everything and nothing for Neil Lennon – his priority being to claw back a woefully conceded 12 point SPL disadvantage. But European performance sits higher in the Celtic psyche than for the average Europa League club. On paper, … Continue reading

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Rennes Vs Celtic – Tactical preview

Under-fire Celtic manager Neil Lennon leads his side to the North-West of France on Thursday, to take on Stade Rennais in the Europa League. While Sion refuse to give up their battle with UEFA for reinstatement, the Swiss are the … Continue reading

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Rangers Vs Celtic – Match Preview

Celtic travel to Ibrox  to face Rangers in the first Old Firm fixture of the season. As is customary in the buildup to these occasions, the red-tops are busy stirring up as much off-field drama as possible (with this despicable … Continue reading

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Celtic Vs Rangers – Tactical Preview: Rangers

Rangers’ previous match employed the standard European Walter Smith “Wattenaccio” tactic of 5-4-1. This formation is generally reserved for the toughest of matches – not for general SPL fare, and on Wednesday it was on full display against Spain’s Valencia … Continue reading

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