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Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Europa League match Lazio V Celtic

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes Lazio will get their revenge on their Europa League match against Lazio.

Lazio suffered a late defeat away at Celtic in their last Europa League clash and will be keen to them when the Scottish champions travelling to the Stadio Olimpico.

With just one clean sheet in their last seven in all competitions for the Italians, both teams should score in this contest.

“I am feeling a bit awkward about this one. Celtic did brilliantly to beat them with a last-gasp winner first time around. I did flag up a 2-1 win, but they were fortunate. Celtic needed to take a good scalp eventually,” said Nicholas.

“In this one, do they attack, counter-attack or sit in? They are not a team that naturally sit in. Domestically, they have 70 per cent of the ball. Celtic are getting better at it and Neil Lennon is asking them to play the ball forward much quicker.

“Lazio will be angry and agitated as they should have gone two or three up at Celtic Park. The Serie A side must win here to stay in the group. Cluj will win I think so it may come down to head-to-head with these two sides. Lazio went fourth in Serie A and will get their revenge in this one.”

The game between Lazio and Celtic kicks-off on Thursday, November 7.

Source- Sky Sports

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