Daily Record journalist Keith Jackson reckons that Celtic will win in Copenhagen tonight, in order to make “really light work” of the return leg.

Neil Lennon’s men travel to the Danish capital tonight before hosting their Europa League opponents next week as they aim to make it to the last 16 of the competition.

Given that we’ve won all nine of our games so far this year, many expect us to be too strong for the Danes.


Copenhagen lost at Esbjerg last week

Copenhagen lost at Esbjerg last week (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

And Jackson subscribes to that theory as he previewed the game with two of his Record colleagues.

“My money would be going on Celtic (to qualify),” he said as shown on the Daily Record’s website.

“In fact, I’d go as far as saying I expect them to win in Copenhagen and pretty much make really light work of the second leg.

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“Since they’ve come back they’ve settled into their stride, they’re playing at their top level.

Neil Lennon will be pleased with Celtic's recent form

Neil Lennon will be pleased with Celtic’s recent form (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

“It’s going to be way too good (for Copenhagen).”

Tonight will be a new experience for Celtic

The contrast between this tie and all of our previous ones at this stage of the Europa League couldn’t be starker.

In previous years, when facing Inter Milan, Zenit and Valencia, we have been pretty heavy underdogs and it has shown over the course of two legs.

This year we are the big team – having topped a pretty strong group just months ago.

That favourites tag brings along a bit of extra pressure for our players but it is nothing new for them.

We were soundly beaten by Valencia a year ago

We were soundly beaten by Valencia a year ago (Photo by Jose Miguel Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

They’re used to being favourites in any domestic game we play – and they’ve dealt with it remarkably well over the past three and a bit seasons.

As with all European away games, the first task tonight will be not to concede early, and to find our way into the game.

If that happens, then we should be able to score a goal or two to take back to Glasgow.

If we can keep a clean sheet then that would be even better.

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