Great Danes to overcome Celtic warriors in our 18/1 Champions League acca

Celtic look set to struggle at home in Europe once again, while we’re going for goals in Vienna and Gibraltar.

It's the Champions League second qualifying round and with the promised land in sight, some of Europe's biggest names have entered the fray.

That's not to say there aren't a few fairy-tale stories potentially still to be told, particularly when it comes to the magnificently-monikered Lincoln Red Imps!

Celtic vs FC Midtjylland

Ange Postecoglou faces a baptism of fire in his first competitive game as Celtic boss, as the Bhoys host an FC Midtjylland side with real European pedigree.

By his own admission Celtic are lacking in both quality and fitness ahead of the new season, which is hardly fighting talk as they look to reach the Champions League group stage.

However, after losing a home friendly 1-0 to Preston last time out, it would seem that Postecoglou might have a point!

The visitors suffered a shock home loss to Odense last weekend, but it took a freak injury-time goal straight from a corner to do it, and we reckon the Danes may have had one eye on this match.

Midtjylland qualified for the group stage last season and drew with both Atalanta and Liverpool, so 9,000 fans in Glasgow will hold no fear for them, especially as Celtic's home European record is poor, losing four out of their last six matches at Parkhead.

We reckon the visitors are overpriced and we're hoping the Danes bring home the bacon here.

Rapid Vienna vs Sparta Prague

A couple of recognisable names will do battle for the very first time, as both sides make their Champions League bows this campaign.

Vienna already have a competitive game under their belt, hammering Wiener Viktoria 6-0 last week in the Austrian Cup, while Sparta closed out their pre-season campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Dynamo Moscow.

The Czechs also seem to be coming to the boil nicely, scoring 12 goals in their final four friendlies, so we reckon both teams to score is the way to go here.

Lincoln Red Imps vs CFR Cluj

The last time the Gibraltan champions reached this stage, they shocked the soccer world with a 1-0 win over Celtic in 2016, and despite being massive underdogs against the Romanians we reckon the hosts can put up a good account of themselves.

Lincoln secured a confidence-building 5-0 victory over Fola Esch in the second leg of the first qualifying round, and while Cluj are a massive step up from the Luxembourg champs, we don't think the Imps will be overawed having faced this type of match-up many times before.

And they will have taken heart from Cluj's struggles away from home in the last round, losing 2-1 to Bosnian outfit Borac Banja Luka.

It would be a remarkable achievement if Lincoln were to qualify for the next round, but regardless of what happens over two legs, we can certainly see them giving Cluj all they can handle and both sides to score is an eye-catching price.

Ferencvaros vs Zalgiris Vilnius

One thing we learned from Euro 2020 was that the Hungarian fans are a raucous bunch, and with over 20,000 of them cheering on Ferencvaros, it should be a loud night in Budapest.

The hosts are in good form after a 6-1 aggregate victory over Kosovan champions Prishtina in the previous round, and we're expecting them to brush aside a Vilnius outfit who have never advanced further than this stage.

And with some odds against shots already added to the acca, we can afford to take the skinny price on offer for a home win.