Celtic vs Lazio predictions: Bhoys can record statement win
Celtic and Lazio were both tested in their Champions League openers last month and will be hoping for better when they lock horns at Celtic Park.
While the Bhoys suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Feyenoord, Lazio rescued a 1-1 draw from their home tie with Atletico Madrid thanks to a 95th-minute header from goalkeeper Ivan Provedel.
But Celtic have been excelling domestically and will feel hopeful about recording maximum points against the out-of-form visitors.
The hosts will be without Gustaf Lagerbielke and Odin Holm after both players were sent off in their Champions League opener with Feyenoord. Nat Phillips could be in line to start.
Lazio should have a fully fit side to pick from heading to Glasgow with defender Alessio Romagnoli having recovered from a nose fracture.
Celtic can be a tough nut to crack at Celtic Park, having taken 53 points from a possible 57 at home in the Scottish Premiership last season.
Lazio go into this contest in poor form, having won just one of their last five games across all competitions, scoring more than once in only one of those contests.
The Serie A club have also struggled in their recent Champions League outings, winning just one of their last eight games in the competition.
A European night in Glasgow often brings out the best in Celtic and that could be the case when they welcome Lazio to Celtic Park on Wednesday.
The defeat to Feyenoord was not an ideal way to start this season's Champions League but Celtic were reduced to nine men by the 68th minute in that match and know their best chance of points will come in their home games.
Domestically the Bhoys have been flying, posting wins in each of their last four Scottish Premiership matches and that run began with a 1-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers.
Knowing how open this group could become, Celtic are sure to have a buoyant crowd behind them and that is bad news for struggling Lazio.
Last month's 2-0 win at home to Torino was Lazio's only win in their last five games and they have lost four of their first seven assignments in Serie A this term.
They look like a shadow of the team that secured second spot in the league under Maurizio Sarri last season and they should be opposed in Scotland.
Celtic are worth selecting in the draw-no-bet market, whereby stakes are returned if the match finishes all square.
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