Tip AIK - Celtic
Celtic felt downright miserable after losing to CFR Cluj in the Champions League qualifiers. That saw them transferred to the Europa League again and this play-off tie against AIK Solna from Sweden. The first leg went well for them with a confident 2-0 home win for the Scottish champions. They dare not make a mess of this game as it would affect them financially and end their European campaign for the season in August. Celtic's away form in Europe isn't great but in the Champions League this season, they won two and drew one of their games.
AIK have it all to do to make it to the group stages. They also started the season playing in the Champions League but lost on away goals to Maribor in the second qualifying round. They could have done with an away goal in Scotland and now need to score at least twice in this game to have a chance of progessing. One Celtic goal would see them needing to score four goals and AIK have conceded in each of their last six home games in Europan competition. Not since 2013/14 have they played in the Europa League group stages. Only three of their last nine home European games have been won and the tip here is for an away win,
Key points AIK - Celtic
Celtic are unbeaten away from home in Europe this season.
AIK have only won three of their last nine home European qualifiers.
AIK have conceded in each of their last six European home games.
Conclusion AIK - Celtic
AIK will have to go out and attack in this game and that could cause gaps at the back. Celtic's away form has been good in Europe this season and they should be able to finish the job off here. AIK don't have the best of home records in Europe, so go for an away win in this match.
AIK Celtic Prediction published on August 27, 2019