Celtic 1/4 to Progress

  • Last Updated: November 7 2012, 22:25 GMT

Celtic are 1/4 with McBookie to reach the last 16 of the Champions League after defeating Barcelona 2-1 at Parkhead.

Celtic enjoy the 2-1 victory over Barcelona.

Goals from Victor Wanyama and substitute Tony Watt gave Celtic the momentous victory and they now sit two points behind Group G leaders Barca and three points clear of third-placed Benfica.

Neil Lennon's men have now been cut to 200/1 to win the competition and McBookie go as short as 50/1 after starting the day at 250/1.

McBookie spokesman Paul Petrie said: "Celtic are as good as in the next round and those customers who took the 9/1 pre-match odds against Barcelona will be celebrating almost as hard as the Celtic faithful.

"This was a stunning result and with Spartak Moscow and Benfica both facing red-hot Group favourites Barcelona in their two last games, a point would probably be enough for Celtic against either Spartak and Benfica."

Manchester United won 3-1 at Braga to book their place in the knockout stages and the Red Devils can be backed at 10/1 in the outright market.

Late goals from Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez secured the win for Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

Chelsea struck very late to boost their Champions League bid with a 3-2 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were in danger of being the first holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas as Willian twice cancelled out almighty howlers from goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov which gifted goals to Fernando Torres and Oscar.

But late substitute Victor Moses nodded home Juan Mata's 94th minute corner to steal a barely-believable victory that put Chelsea level on points with their opponents at the top of Group E with two games remaining.

Juventus are just one point behind and that leaves Chelsea as 1/4 shots with Ladbrokes to progress.

The Blues have been cut to 16/1 to retain their title with Barcelona and Real Madrid at the head of the betting at 5/2 and 7/2 respectively.

Manchester City are 200/1 for glory with BetVictor after Tuesday night's 2-2 draw against Ajax.

Arsenal can be backed at 33/1 with William Hill after the 2-2 draw against Schalke.