Robert Prytz highlights a problem for Malmo against Celtic

Former Rangers and Malmo midfielder Robert Prytz warns Celtic against complacency in the Champions League playoff round.

Former Rangers midfielder Robert Prytz has told The Scottish Sun that the absence of Markus Rosenberg could be a problem for Malmo against Celtic this evening.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic will take on Swedish outfit Malmo in the Champions League playoff round this month.

The first leg of the tie will be played at Celtic Park this evening, and the hosts will head into the game as favourites.

Prytz, who played for Celtic’s arch-rivals Rangers from 1982 to 1985 and had two separate spells at Malmo, has looked ahead to tonight’s tie.

The former Sweden international believes that Malmo should not be taken lightly, but he has claimed that the absence of forward Rosenberg due to suspension is a blow for the visiting team.

“It could go either way,” Prytz told The Scottish Sun. “I haven’t seen much of Celtic but Malmo were terrific against Salzburg, especially as they played with 10 men for half an hour.

“They’re confident and it’s interesting that Celtic were actually the club they wanted in the draw. I think they believe they have a good chance.

“But Markus Rosenberg, who’s their captain and was their top scorer last season, is suspended for the first leg and that could be a problem.”

First leg key

The first leg of playoff tie will be key. Celtic simply cannot afford to concede a goal, or else they could be in serious danger of getting knocked out.

Deila’s side should try to win the first leg by a good margin – maybe 2-0 – to make it easier for themselves for the second leg in Sweden next week.

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