Packed by a nine-game winning streak, Celtic, Scotland, have Copenhagen, Denmark, on their way this Thursday, February 20, in the first round of the round of 16 rounds of the 2019/2020 season of Europa League.
The match will be played at Telia Park, in Copenhagen, from 14h55 (Brasília time).
The return meeting in Glasgow is scheduled for 27 February.
The Europa League now counts, in addition to the 24 clubs that advanced through its first phase, in groups, with the eight ‘relegated’ of the Champions League.
It was those who were in the third position of their keys in the continental ‘first division’.
They will duel in the round trip system advancing the one who has the highest number of points.
In case of equality, the goal difference is the first tiebreaker criterion.
Not being enough, the goals marked as a visitor serve for definition.
If still not enough, at the end of the second match there will be an extra 30 minutes, where the goal away from home follows as a tiebreaker criterion.
The final tiebreaker is the penalty shootout.
◾️Copenhagen took second place in Group B of the Europa League.
◾️With nine points (two, wins, three draws and one defeat), he was surpassed by Sweden’s Malmo, who reached 11 points in the final round.
◾️It is resuming the pace of competition. The strong winter causes the Danish Championship to stop for more than two months.
◾️It was interrupted in early December and resumed only on the second weekend in February.
◾️On the rest, the team from the capital was beaten, playing away from home, by Esbjerg, by 1 to 0.
◾️With 46 points (15 wins, one draw and five losses), he occupies the second position in the leaderboard.
◾️It is seven points below Midtjylland, but in a comfortable situation in terms of securing a place in the final hexagon.
◾️They have 18 points ahead of Nordsjaelland, seventh place and first team outside the elite squad.
◾️Celtic, on the other hand, has its foot on the gas. On Sunday, February 16, for the Scottish Championship, beat Aberdeen, 2-1, away from home, setting the mark of nine consecutive victories.
◾️His last defeat happened just last year, but it was suffered. On December 29, in their domains, they lost 2-1 in the classic against Rangers.
◾️However, the reaction presented left him calm in relation to winning another national league title.
◾️With 73 points (24 wins, a draw and two defeats), Celtic opened ten points ahead of Rangers, in second place, even though the archrival played one less game.
◾️He has already won the League Cup title and continues to fight for the Scottish Cup.
◾️In this scenario, the Europa League would be an ‘extra’, especially after repeated failures on the international stage in recent years.
◾️This time, he easily went through the first phase. He was the champion of group E with 13 points (four wins, one draw and one loss).
Football Prediction of the Day Copenhagen vs Celtic
Faced with a Copenhagen still faltering, Celtic should probably set up a defensive block in an attempt to bring the definition of the duel to their domains.
Thus, the prognosis for equality seems to be the most suitable guess for this Thursday’s match for the 16th round of the final of the 2019/2020 version of the Europa League.
Prediction Today: DRAW