With UEFA abolishing the away goals rule for the Champions League, a two-legged tie will now head to extra time. If the score is still equal after extra time, then it will be decided in a penalty shootout. As a result, the strategy for Wednesday's Midtjylland vs. Celtic game will be different after the team's 1-1 draw in their first leg, a game at Celtic's home grounds. Now, Midtjylland can't just play for a scoreless draw and advance on the away goals advantage in Wednesday's second leg. Both teams are on equal footing, which should provide plenty of excitement when Midtjylland vs. Celtic kicks off at 1:45 p.m. ET on Paramount+.
Midtjylland is the +130 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $130) in the latest Midtjylland vs. Celtic odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while Celtic is the +175 underdog. A draw comes in at +210 and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Wednesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan and kickoff is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. ET.
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How to watch Midtjylland vs. Celtic
- Date: Wednesday, July 28
- Time: 1:45 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Champions League picks for Midtjylland vs. Celtic
Before you tune in to Wednesday's Champions League qualifier, you need to see the Champions League picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Wednesday's second leg, Green is picking Midtjylland to go over 1.5 goals scored at +138. Celtic's defense has been decimated by injuries, suspensions, departures and quarantines. Manager Ange Postecoglu may be forced to start two rookies at center back, one of whom, 18-year-old Dane Murray, has never started a competitive game. Celtic gave up six goals in a Saturday friendly to West Ham United and Midtjylland could similarly exploit the porous backline.
"(Midtjylland) has a talented squad, with enough attacking firepower to expose the lack of experience in Celtic's defense during this game," Green told SportsLine. "The Hammers ripped the Celtic defense to pieces, and Midtjylland could follow suit if it plays to its full potential."
Midtjylland scored eight goals across its four Champions League qualifying games last year, an average of two goals per game. It has players from all over the field who can find the back of the net, as last season six Midtjylland players scored at least four goals, including two defenders. Playing at home against a depleted squad, Green backs Midtjylland to have no trouble scoring at least two goals on Wednesday.
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