Hapoel Beer Sheva (2) v Celtic (5) – Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport 2
The first leg at Celtic Park was a thrilling encounter as the hosts led 3-0 at the break before Hapoel grabbed a couple of goals back, but then Celtic stamped their authority on the tie once again to make it 5-2 and all but secure their place in the Champions League group stages.
Since the first leg, both these sides have recorded league victories, with Celtic making it two out of two in the SPL at St Johnstone, while Hapoel also got their league campaign off to a winning start. The Israelis were imperious at home domestically last term, going unbeaten at the Turner Stadium in the league after they lost their opener there against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Since 2008/09, 12 sides have lost the first away leg of a Champions League 3rd round qualifier by at least three goals, but their record in the return leg at home is a decent W5-D2-L5. What’s more, since Celtic have only won three of their 19 European road games since 2013/14, including a defeat at Gibraltarians Lincoln Red Imps under Brendan Rodgers already, we’re backing Hapoel to get the win and continue their excellent home record, but to have too much of a deficit to overcome from the first leg to make it through.