FORMER Celtic striker Scott McDonald is backing his old team to crush Qarabag in their Champions league qualifier tomorrow.
The Aussie hitman reckons Ronny Deila’s men can score “one or two goals” in Baku as they attempt to edge closer to qualifying for the Champions League group stages.
And McDonald, who scored 51 goals in 88 league games in a three-year spell at the Glasgow giants after arriving from Motherwell in 2007, knows what it like to create a shock away from home with the Hoops.
The Parkhead side, with Tony Mowbray in charge after Gordon Strachan left the manager’s role, lost 1-0 to Dinamo Moscow at Parkhead in a Champions League qualifier in 2009.
However, McDonald and Georgios Samaras netted in one of the club’s best away results in European competition as they triumphed 2-0 against the odds.
And the prolific hitman, now back at Fir Park, believes Celtic are capable of another win on their travels.
He said: “I definitely think Celtic can get through. I was at the first leg last week and Qarabag were impressive, very intricate and pass the ball very well.
“But they never really hurt Celtic’s defence. Dedryck Boyata and Virgil van Dijk looked very comfortable throughout.
“Obviously, they will be more of a threat at home, but I fancy Celtic to go there and maybe score one or two.”
By CQN Magazine.