class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Jansen's men struggling after losing some key players, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Hoops to continue their fine form with a Europa League win
Celtic will be looking to extend their winning streak when they welcome AZ to Glasgow for Wednesday’s Europa League qualification play-off.
After failing to win any of his first four games in charge during a difficult start to life at Parkhead, Ange Postecoglou has now overseen four wins in a row.
Celtic vs AZ latest odds
With confidence high, Celtic are even money (2.00) favourites with bet365 to continue that fine form by coming out on top here.
AZ have lost four of their last five away matches in this competition but can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to take the upper hand in this clash by emerging victorious.
Two of the visitors’ last three Europa League fixtures have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them playing out another stalemate in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
N/A Celtic TV
The game is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). However, Celtic TV will be streaming the game live online.
Celtic vs AZ team news
Ryan Christie will face a late fitness test and Christopher Jullien is ruled out due to injury, although Liel Abada should be back in contention.
Owen Wijndal is unlikely to feature as he struggles with a groin problem, while Jesper Karlsson will miss out due to suspension.
Celtic vs AZ preview
While the Hoops are in high spirits after their fourth win in succession against Hearts – a run that has seen them score 16 goals along the way – their opponents come into this clash with morale fairly low.
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Having achieved an impressive third-placed finish in his first season at the helm last campaign, Pascal Jansen has seen key players Myron Boadu and Calvin Stengs leave this summer and faces a battle to keep hold of captain Teeun Koopmeiners.
After opening the new Eredivisie season with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to RKC Waalwijk, his team will be up against it to turn things around against their high-flying opponents.
Celtic vs AZ predictions
Realistically, a Celtic side that have already played seven more matches of competitive football so far this season and finds themselves in strong form look well worth backing at even money (2.00) to see off an AZ team that have struggled on the road in European competition at the best of times.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.