UEL: LOSC vs Celtic



France's Lille will have the fulcrum at home to meet Scotland's cousin Celtic in the second match of Group H. Lille has beaten host Slavia Praha on the day of departure while Celtic empty-handed at home before AC Milan.

Lille has a health bill at their welcome to Celtic on Thursday and they expect a squad similar to the one used in last week's 4-1 win over Sparta Prague. Yusuf Yazici scored a hat-trick and could consider himself unlucky not to start against Nice at the weekend. Lille is unbeaten in all competitions this season, the French team is ranked second in Ligue 1 after defending champion PSG. Lille will play in this match after a 1-1 draw in Ligue 1 against Nice, in that match, Lille controlled 47% of possession and 12 shots on goal, 4 of which hit the target. The sole scorer for Lille was Burak Yılmaz (58 ') after being led at the start of the second half. Their latest results show the fact that the Lille defense has shown solidity, LOSC has helped their total number of goals in the last 6 games is only 3 goals. Regularly playing as a striker, Turkish-born Burak Yılmaz scored 3 goals in Ligue 1 in the 2020-2021 season after 7 appearances.

Vasilios Barkas has back problems and is a doubt for this match, with Scott Bain on standby while Christopher Jullien, James Forrest and Mikey Johnston are all excluded as manager Neil Lennon deeply worried. Nir Bitton and Hatem Elhamed both tested positive for COVID-19 during the October international vacation. Bitton is no longer isolated but has revealed that he couldn't even stand up when he first infected, he may not have come back yet, while Elhamed will also be absent again. Celtic drew 3-3 in a match against Aberdeen in the Premiership in their latest game. In that match, Celtic had 62% of possession and 14 shots, including 7 hits, the scorers were Callum McGregor (52 '), Leigh Griffiths (77') and Ryan Christie ( 78 & # 39;) but dropped 3 unfortunate points at the end of the game. 




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