Celtic v Valencia Match Preview and Predictions 14th February 2019

Time: 23.00

Scottish Premierships giants Celtic clashes with Valencia in the first leg of the round of 32 of the knockout stage of UEFA Europa League both sides keen to secure the first leg advantage in their bide to reach the last 16 in what a appears to be an evenly balanced encounter.

Celtic will go out guns blazing and hope their native home support count as the twelfth man and sink the visiting Valencia side who will be eager to get a win away from home.

Brendan Rodgers charges head into the match in high spirits after thrashing sorry St.Johnstone 5-0 at their backyard and more of the same will be their top priority in the upcoming European encounter that is heavily awaited.

The home side is currently in lethal form heading into the clash having won all their last five matches in arrow and they will be targeting a sixth on the bounce.

The hosts will be keen to make the European clash count after performing below par in European competitions in the recent seasons.

Valencia travels to face the British side hoping to stage an upset on the home side and bag a crucial crucial win in a tricky environment.

Valencia head into the match hoping to put behind their frustrating 0-0 boring draw to Real Sociedad in their lastest La Liga encounter at their backyard and return back to winning ways in style against the Scottish Champions.

Marcelino charges head into the match in a less convincing fashion managing two wins and registered three drawn their last five matches coming into the clash their Spanish tactician will be keen to see his charges return two winning ways.

Valencia has drawn three of their last five matches on the bounce

Head to Head

The two sides will be meeting for the first time in a competitive match.