The Reds and Bhoys meet in Dublin this weekend with our tipster backing the Merseysiders’ new signing to take centre stage again
Liverpool and Celtic travel to the Aviva Stadium this Saturday for their final pre-season friendly of the summer.
With Celtic having already played a league match and negotiated the second and third round of Champions League qualification, they are in good form as they come into this match. Brendan Rodgers men should also be fully prepared for this fixture, having played six friendlies so far.
Liverpool head into this one on the back of a 4-1 victory against Valerenga on Wednesday. The Reds have won all six of their friendlies this summer, scoring 17 goals in the process, conceding only once.
With the Luis Suarez transfer saga continuing, Rodgers will be keen for his side to keep this winning momentum against Celtic, with Stoke City lying in wait on August 17. price the Reds as favourites at 8/13 (1.62) to win the match.
Despite playing this friendly, Celtic have already taken part in five competitive games this season. Neil Lennon’s men carefully negotiated both Cliftonville and Elfsborg to qualify for the play-off round in the Champions League.
The Bhoys also opened their SPL season with a win last weekend, battling from a goal down to win against Ross County thanks to a late Anthony Stokes goal. price them at 7/2 (4.50) to win in Dublin. The same firm prices the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
Liverpool have done some fantastic business in the transfer window this summer, with one signing standing out above the rest, Iago Aspas.
The Spaniard was signed from Celta Vigo and has made an instant impact during pre-season. Aspas has netted four goals already in six friendly matches and the price of him to net anytime against Celtic at 6/5 (2.20) is too good to ignore.
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