Charlie Nicholas likes to go out of his way to throw some controversial statements Celtic’s way to keep himself front and centre. Despite nothing but stick coming back his way, he seems happy enough to be in any kind of spotlight.
It is not just Celtic either, he likes to put the boot into his ex-London club Arsenal too every chance he gets. He is famed at this stage for calling predictions the wrong way. Personally I’d rather see him not backing Celtic in Europe as he is proved wrong more times than not.
He wrongly predicted a 1-1 draw in the home leg with Lazio and rather than admit he was wrong he would rather say Celtic were fortunate with his Sky Sports predictions.
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.
Lazio went fourth in Serie A and will get their revenge in this one.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-0
A draw for Celtic will be a decent result in Rome and will keep their destiny in their own hands. The Bhoys are top of their group and have two more games after Thursday away to Cluj and at home to Rennes.