Celtic v Astra Giurgiu: Three Best Bets make Commons sense

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Fresh from romping to a 5-0 victory away at Ross County, Celtic will fancy their chances of picking up all three points, and another resounding victory, when they meet Astra at Parkhead.

The Bhoys can be backed at 2/3 with Ladbrokes to win on the night, with the draw on at 12/5 and an away win offered at distant odds of 21/5, but rather than bore you with straight-up match odds we’ve compiled the three best looking bets of the night.

Kris Commons to score first @ 4/1

With John Guidetti out of contention for this one, the goalscoring mantel rests on last season’s Player of the Year Kris Commons, though on current form Celtic fans and punters alike should have little to fear.

The 31-year-old has already scored three times in domestic competition for the Bhoys and netted the opener last time out in the Europa League against Dinamo. Available at 4/1 to score first here, won’t want to miss out on.

Both teams to score and Celtic to win @ 27/10

Despite going into the game as rank outsiders for victory, Astra still possess the quality to get on the scoresheet at Celtic Park, even if the Romanian side’s efforts are ultimately in vein. Beat by both Dinamo and Salzburg already, Astra did at least score in both of those fixtures.

And with the visitors netting in six of their last seven away games, a Celtic win could well come with goals scored at both ends.

Celtic (-2) to beat Astra Giurgiu @ 19/4

A 5-0 romp away at Ross County showed Celtic are finally starting to click into gear in front of goal this term and after seeing Dinamo Zagreb dispatch Astra 5-1 on Match Day One, there is reason to be confident that the Bhoys can romp home in similar style.

Two of the Hoops last four wins have come by a margin of three goals or more and a third such success could come with the Celtic Park faithful behind them.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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