While Tottenham are chasing a lost cause when it comes to qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League, the same cannot be said of Celtic, who will go through to the knockout phase should they win in Italy on Thursday night.
The Scottish side sit 3rd in Group I after a win, two draws and two defeats in their five matches played, with the two teams having drawn 1-1 at the end of September in a match where the Hoops led from the third minute and only conceded at the death.
Naturally, the bookmakers make Celtic the outsiders to claim the three points in this game, with Paddy Power (£100 free bets) going as big as 5/1 that the visitors are left celebrating at the final whistle.
Neil Lennon has insisted that the pressure is off his team for this game, although it’s not as though they have been pulling up too many trees in the SPL this year, with slender 1-0 wins over Dundee United and Hearts being enjoyed in recent weeks.
Udinese come into the match unbeaten in four games and they are joint-top of Serie A after 14 games thanks to a 100% record at home which suggests that the 8/13 (William Hill – £25 free betting) could be a spot of value.
The reason why the Italian side aren’t shorter in the betting is because they are clearly focused on domestic matters rather than the Europa League, although they could still prove too classy for their opponents on Thursday.