Bhoys to make home advantage count

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Celtic can move a step closer to the Champions League group stage by seeing off CFR Cluj in the second leg of their third qualifying round tie on Tuesday night.

Celtic to win and both teams to score @ 29/10

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw during last week’s first leg in Romania and Celtic will be confident of getting the job done of home soil, particularly as they are unbeaten in their last 14 Champions League qualifiers at Parkhead.

Neil Lennon’s side have started the new season in ruthless fashion, scoring 12 goals in their opening two Scottish Premiership games against St Johnstone and Motherwell.

The Bhoys also scored five in their last European home match against Nomme Kalju, but there are still questions about them defensively.

Cluj are capable of netting in Glasgow given they have scored in seven of their last eight away games in the Champions League.

Ajax to win and both teams to score @ 6/4

Last season’s Champions League semi-finalists still have work to do if they are to advance through to the play-off round after they were held to a 2-2 draw by PAOK in Greece last week.

Ajax still possess many of the attacking players that helped them reach the last four last term, with David Neres, Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek all expected to feature on Tuesday night.

However, the loss of Matthijs de Ligt has weakened the Eredivisie champions at the back. PAOK, who have scored in 11 of their last 12 Champions League games, will fancy their chances of at least registering at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Basel to win @ 11/5

It is win or bust for Swiss giants Basel on Tuesday after they lost 2-1 on home soil to LASK Linz last week, leaving them with a mountain to climb.

However, it could have been worse for Marcel Koller’s side, who kept themselves in the tie thanks to Luca Zuffi’s late strike, and that could well have swung the momentum in their favour.

Basel are regulars in the Champions League group stage, while LASK are competing in Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in 50 years.

That lack of experience could count against the Austrian side and Basel do have an impressive recent away record in the Champions League, claiming wins over the likes of Manchester City, Benfica and CSKA Moscow.

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