Kalju vs Celtic for the Champions League qualification match on Tuesday at A. Le Coq Arena Stadium.
Kalju even had an unexpected turn in the second round of the 2019/2020 Champions League qualifying round. At home against Shkendija of Northern Macedonia, they lost 1-0. However, they scored 2-1 at home to reach stage three.
However, with a huge disadvantage and a technically superior rival, there is not so much hope. Thus, Tuesday’s game should really be seen as a form of training, as the team will have the opportunity to try a place in the Europa League.
Besides, it is scheduled next Saturday, August 3, with Kuressaare at home for the twenty-second round of the 2019 season of Meistrilliga, the First Division of the Estonian Championship. With 40 points, Kalju is in the fourth position, the first outside the continental tournament qualifying zone. It is three points behind Paide, who closes third in the elite squad. The difference for leader Flora is 12 points.
Celtic can also count on Tuesday’s meeting as a training platform. It will be their last test before the 2019/2020 Scottish Championship debut. Their first match is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, at home against St. Johnstone.
Champion of the last eight editions of the league, the team is expected to have stronger competition from Rangers in the current version, which causes the warning signal to be on since the first round.
In the Champions League, they beat Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the previous stage, winning both games. They scored 3-1 in the first match, which was played at their rival’s home, and completed the service by making it 2-1 in Glasgow. Established an unbeaten streak, which started last season, which has reached five wins.
Even with a great advantage, which can bring some relaxation, and playing away from home, Celtic presents technical superiority large enough compared to Kalju so that the prediction in their success is pointed as the best guess for this Tuesday’s match on the second leg from the third round of qualifying for the 2019/2020 Champions League.