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Antony Heath 5th Dec 2012 - 22:13

Celtic Defy The Odds To Qualify

Celtic performed the impossible in the Champions League as they qualified from a group from which they were 5/1 outsiders with William Hill to qualify at the start of the tournament. So unlikely were their chances of progression that the biggest bet placed on that particular outcome was £100 placed in Glasgow.

William Hill now offer 150/1 that Celtic win the Champions League, although their most likely stage of elimination is the last 16, where they are 1/4 to exit the competition. They are 10/1 to be the furthest progressing of the British sides still left in the competition although the accolade of favourite goes to Manchester United who are 4/11 to advance further than their Home Nations counterparts.

"Celtic's performance was fantastic for the club and fantastic for Scottish football" said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Champions League winner: 5/2 Barcelona; 10/3 Real Madrid; 7/1 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Borussia Dortmund; 10/1 Manchester United; 14/1 Juventus; 20/1 PSG; 25/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Shakhtar Donetsk; 50/1 AC Milan; 50/1 Malaga; 50/1 Porto; 50/1 Schalke; 66/1 Valencia; 150/1 Celtic; 150/1 Galatasaray

Celtic stage of elimination: 1/4 last 16; 3/1 last 8; 16/1 semi final; 100/1 runner up; 150/1 winner

British team to progress the furthest: 4/11 Manchester United; 5/2 Arsenal; 10/1 Celtic



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