Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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CELTIC'S reward for making the Champions League group stage is glamour ties against Barcelona and Manchester City.

And while this does no favours for their chances of qualifying neither side will like the visit to a thunderous Celtic Park.

There could be some tasty odds on offer when the big boys come to town.

With Barcelona the 3-1 favourites to go all the way and Man City 12-1 fifth favourites it couldn't be a tougher draw for Celtic and it's no surprise to see the 33-1 odds for them to top Group C. But with the fourth team of the group, Monchengladbach, a lot shorter at 11-1 to top the table it looks like it will be a tough battle for Brendan Rodgers to even get third and a consolation place in the Europa League.

Looking at today's action the lunchtime match between Spurs and Liverpool could be a cracker. Unbeaten at White Hart Lane in their last three visits Liverpool can travel in confidence.

Spurs might be the 23-17 slight favourites but this makes Pool's 2-1 odds for three points all the more attractive while draw backers can get 5-2 with 188BET. …

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