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Take Celtic to leap-frog Milan with victory in Group H clash

AC Milan are in disarray at present and Celtic should be backed at 19/10 to cause another big European upset at Celtic Park.

The Italian giants have won the Champions League on seven occasions but despite sitting second in Group H, they are far from guaranteed to join table-toppers Barcelona in the latter stages.

The Rossoneri beat Celtic 2-0 at the San Siro in September but have since lost a staggering five matches.

They have picked up just 12 points from a possible 39 in all competitions and currently sit in 14th place in Serie A, just four points off the relegation places.

Bet on Celtic to win at 19/10

That series of results is the worst since 2006 and their fans have not reacted in the most understanding manner; they barricaded the players in the stadium after their most recent game and they didn’t even lose!

Fans’ idol Kaka, along with goalkeeper Christian Abbiati, talked to the fans who had blocked the VIP exit and persuaded them to relent.

However the task won’t be so straightforward at Celtic Park.

Bet on Celtic to concede but still win at 11/2

Milan’s last visit to Glasgow resulted in a 2-1 defeat in 2007, whilst earlier that year the two teams fought out a goalless draw, as they had in 2004.

If Celtic win on Tuesday they will leap-frog Milan and Neil Lennon’s side feel that they have a few wrongs to right.

Kris Commons believes that his team were the better side when the two clashed in September but he is also keen to pay back Celtic fans who endured a poor performance in Amsterdam.

Celtic were uncharacteristically lack-lustre in that 1-0 Group H defeat to Ajax but have since bounced back with comprehensive wins against Ross County and Aberdeen.

Both teams scored in those matches, and Celtic have only kept three clean-sheets in their last 19 matches in all competitions.

Bet on Kaka to score at anytime at 15/8

That makes the 11/2 about Celtic conceding but still winning an attractive price.

Milan have struggled to score goals this season with former Man City stars Mario Balotelli and Robinho scoring a total of just seven goals from 20 games in which they have started.

However they have notched at least once in all six of their Champions League matches this season.

Balotelli is 9/2 to score first, however the more likely goalscorer for the visitors is Kaka and the Brazilian can be backed at 13/2 to score first or 15/8 to score at any time.

He returned to the club in September and even offered to forgo any wages until he had recovered from injury.

As mentioned, he was one of the players who confronted the irate fans last week and he cares deeply about the club.

The 31-year-old has two league goals to his name from just five starts this season and his record against Celtic offers plenty of hope for his supporters.

He scored at Celtic Park in 2007 and also in the San Siro during the previous season’s Champions League campaign.

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