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Celtic will look to avenge their opening match day defeat to AC Milan when they welcome the Italian giants to Glasgow, as Bet365 report their 0-0 refund offer is attracting plenty of attention from Champions League punters.
Neil Lennon’s side lost 2-0 at the San Siro despite a gutsy display but they will head into the game in good form after they extended their domestic unbeaten run to 16 games with a 3-1 win over Aberdeen at the weekend.
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Former Ajax striker Derk Boerrigter scored his first goal for Celtic since his €3 million summer move and the 27 year old, who has struggled with an ankle injury since his move to Parkhead, believes his side have the qualities to beat the Serie A side.
“Yeah I think so,” he said. “We are playing at home, we will have the fans behind us and there is quality in the team.
“We have to play our own game and (if we do) we can win.
“It is good that we can be patient and have the qualities to score goals in the final minutes.”
Celtic are currently bottom of the group but could move up to second in the table should they beat the Italian’s and Barcelona beat Ajax.
Lennon will welcome back striker Anthony Stokes after he missed the win over Aberdeen due to personal issues while winger James Forrest will be back from a hamstring injury however Adam Matthews (broken collarbone) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles) are out.
Milan meanwhile are in the midst of a season to forget, they currently sit 13th in the table after winning just three of their opening 13 games.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men will head into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Genoa.
Mario Balotelli, normally so reliable from the penalty spot, missed his second spot kick of the season in the game against the Liguria side and the result was enough to send the club into the bottom half of the table.
The club will head into the game minus the services of Stephan El Shaarawy, Giampaolo Pazzini (knee), Marco Amelia (knee) and Cristian Zaccardo (ankle)
The club have not won in nine matches on the road in all competitions this season losing four and drawing five and a defeat in Scotland, where they have not won on their last four trips, could leave them bottom of the group.