Celtic vs Valencia

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  1. Maximillian Gold Member Gold Member

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    Think we might go out over 2 legs, They have picked up a good bit and Mestalla is a tough and intimidating venue to go to , good chance at home but we usually concede 3 away , they also have a more expensively assembled squad than us.Might not be the worst outcome going out as we have a Treble bid to try wrap up and were not going to win Europa.
     
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    Feel like this tie is getting away from us with Benkovic and Rogic injuries. No sign of Ntcham, and whether he’s back or not we’re likely to play Brown - sorry, but we don’t play our best with him in the team. Haven’t heard an update on Tierney lately, but believe there’s a chance he’s back.

    These injuries aren’t just problematic on a game by game basis, they’re preventing us from building any continuity/momentum, and they’ve killed off the prospect of peaking for this tie.

    To make matters worse, Valencia appear to be finding their feet. They were averaging like 1 goal a game for most of the season, but now they’ve scored 3 goals in 3 of their last 5 matches.
     
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    The injury list just now is very concerning. The big problem is this injury list will be probably be even bigger by the time this game comes along.
     
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    They seem to have found a bit of form and put a few wins together, which is isnt good news for us.
     
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    I dont think the transfer window we have had is one that would suggest that we were buying with a view of getting through this tie.
     
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    I fancy us 3-0 at home.
     
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    Agree 100%, which is depressing. Entering a critical period of the season with both of our first choice centre halves out. Not to mention, they'll both be gone in the summer, and we'll be attempting to go through most, if not all, of the UCL qualifiers with what we have. We've given up on the Europa, and we're apparently not too bothered about the UCL next year either. Happy to make up the numbers.
     
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    The window is open for like a month before the qualifiers
     
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    True, but not much use for how we operate. We tend to roll the dice with who we already have in qualifying. Our board is conservative to a fault. Only once we’ve guaranteed European cash will we look at bringing in first XI quality. A lot of transfers get done late in the window anyway, so they hang their hat on that as part of the business cycle.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    If it is, itl be some night at parkhead if we do win by that!
     
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    It will need to be that or two nil for us of having a chance of progression

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    Clean sheet at home would be magic
     
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    Unfortunately, I think they will win home and away. You need a defence against teams like these.
     
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    * off ya header yee :boxing:
     
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    Ya never know. football is a funny game. 1-0 at home and a 1-1 draw over there is as good a 3-0 and a 2-0 loss over there. Dont think well win 3-0 thou . Would be nice but valencia will score and cant see us getting 3. Were *! Just feels good thinking were going to win haha
     
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    As much as id love a european run I dont think our squad could handle it just now
     
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    Injuries have * us for this one no rigic or Tierney

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    I think we’ll get the clean sheet at home, mate.

    I’m saying 2-1.
     
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    I think we should play

    Lustig Ajer Jozo Toljan



    Having Toljan on the right makes the left side alot weaker with Jozo next to Emilio. I love Emilio but I'd trust lustig over him in Europe.